Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Various: Original Music Featured On Gossip Girl No 1

Various Artists
Original Music Featured On Gossip Girl No. 1
Atlantic Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Everyone knows how important music is to TV shows and sometimes the music propels the show and bands to an entire new level - just ask Death Cab. The OC was known for its music, just like Grey's Anatomy and now the new kid on the block is the CW's Gossip Girl. Every week the show is a who's who of indie rock and this release captures many of those bands like The Kills, The Kooks, Oppenhiemer and The Republic Tigers at the top of their game. Of course it is easy to connect the dots on all of these shows because of music producer Alexandra Patsavas running the show, which clearly we like her taste. The Gossip Girl soundtrack does not offer much in the department of collectible tracks from these artists because most of the songs can be found somewhere else or on the bands most recent album but as a collective it is a nice batch of indie music that like the show should turn anyone who listens into the featured bands best new fan.

Official Gossip Girl Music Website
Atlantic Records

-Reviewed by Natalie Colibri