The CW’s smash hit Gossip Girl based on the best selling young adult novels thirteen track soundtrack is exactly what’d you’d expect. Remember the days of The OC with their mix of relatively unknown artists in the main stream, although Cobra Verde did play on an episode which was cool, well this disc works in the same vein. Featuring giants on the rise The Kooks, The Republic Tigers ( check out my review here: http://neufutur.com/?p=5047) and my personal favorites Crystal Castles.
But it also features some up and comers like The Teenagers who sound like Sonic Youth or Albert Hammond Jr. who’s obviously channeling the great Robert Pollard. All in all the good out weighs the bad for this pre-teen girl smash hits soundtrack and it serves as a good introduction to a wide variety of indie acts that we should be watching out for in the near future.
I give it a 6/10
Gossip Girl – Original Music From Gossip Girl Soundtrack (CD)
-Kristopher D. Shepard