21 Movie Soundtrack is Aces

The movie 21 is out on DVD and is worth checking out. When 21 was first released to theaters, it took me a couple weeks to muster up the interest to see it, but when I did, I was very pleasantly surprised. I had seen a documentary about the MIT poker club. The movie definitely glams it up a bit, but the core elements of the story are still the same. Plus, the movie has a kickass soundtrack. There are 27 songs in all, including some exceptional new finds and a few noteworthy remixes.

“Young Folks” by Peter, Bjorn & John instantly made it into heavy rotation on my personal playlist as soon as I heard it. Plus Soulwax’s remix of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” is everything I like about an Rolling Stones remix. Reminds me of Dr. Dre’s take on the Rolling Stones’s “Miss You.”

There’s also some newfound music (at least for me), including MGMT’s “Time to Pretend,” “Big Ideas” by LCD Soundsystem, “Sister Self Doubt” by Get Shakes and Broadcast’s “Tender Buttons.” Not to mention Mark Ronson, Moby, Rihanna, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many more.

Of the 27 songs in the movie 21, the studio soundtrack album captures 15 of them: not too bad by today’s standards, but far from perfect. But here’s the complete list of songs from 21 with videos from YouTube and links to iTunes and Amazon where you can snag them. Enjoy.

And here’s a sample of the music. It’s Young Folks. Most of the other videos are on ReelSoundtrack as well.


~ by montelutz on July 25, 2008.

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