Soundtrack Compilation #16 : The Perks of Being A Wallflower (2012) & Garden State (2004)


Uh-oh. It’s middle of the month, and it means I’ll share some worthy soundtracks. Just kidding, I love posting great soundtracks! The Perks of Being A Wallflower is getting rave reviews in TIFF, makes me want to see it even more. But do I know that the soundtrack is also great? Well it is! Full of ’90s tunes, one of my favorite decades. Some original songs here, like David Bowie’s Heroes and Dexys Midnight Runners’ Come On Eileen, also the ’90s icons like The Smiths and Sonic Youth is on the list. These are my favorites :

Galaxie 500 – Tugboat


Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen


Could It Be Another Change – The Samples

New Order – Temptation

Soundtrack List :

1. The Samples – Could It Be Another Change
2. Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
3. Galaxie 500 – Tugboat
4. New Order – Temptation
5. The Innocence Mission – Evensong
6. The Smiths – Asleep
7. Cracker – Low
8. Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot
9. XTC – Dear God
10. Cocteau Twins – Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops
11. Michael Brook – Charlie’s Last Letter
12, David Bowie – Heroes



I’ve been hearing great reviews on Garden State’s soundtrack. Why not explore them this time? Zach Braff the producer compiled the list and was awarded for Grammy Awards too. Though I didn’t like the movie that much, but the soundtrack was pretty relaxing and soothing.

Cary Brothers – Blue Eyes

The Shins – Caring Is Creepy

Frou Frou – Let Go

 Soundtrack List

  1.  Coldplay – Don’t Panic
  2. The Shins – Caring Is Creepy
  3. Zero 7 – In the Waiting Line
  4. The Shins – New Slang
  5.  Colin Hay – I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You
  6. Cary Brothers – Blue Eyes
  7.  Remy Zero – Fair
  8. One of These Things First
  9.  Thievery Corporation – Lebanese Blonde
  10.  Simon & Garfunkel – The Only Living Boy in New York
  11.  Iron & Wine – Such Great Heights (The Postal Service cover)
  12. Frou Frou – Let Go
  13.  Bonnie Somerville – Winding Road



 That’s all for this month’s soundtrack picks. What do you think? Do you love/hate them? And what about the movie?