|1. A Town Called Malice - The Jam|
|2. You're Gonna Miss Me - Thirteenth Floor Elevators|
|3. Cold Blooded Old Times - Smog|
|4. I'm Gonna Love You a Little More Babe - Barry White|
|5. Who Loves the Sun - Velvet Underground|
|6. Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin|
|7. Dry the Rain - The Beta Band|
|8. Shipbuilding - Elvis Costello & the Attractions|
|9. Fallen For You - Sheila Nicholls|
|10. Oh! Sweet Nuthin' - Velvet Underground|
|11. Most of the Time - Bob Dylan|
|12. Lo Boob Oscillator - Stereolab|
|13. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy - The Kinks|
|14. Let's Get it On - Jack Black|
|15. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) - Stevie Wonder|
Thankfully, High Fidelity manages to capture the essence of both the film and the book. Whilst the songs on the album do not necessarily represent the more popular songs from the artists (The Kinks "Everyboby's Gonna Be Happy", for example), they capture the spirit of the bands, and the energy of the film.
The album, whether by design or by accident, manages to meet the criteria set out in the film for recording a compilation album:
"You have to start out with something really great, something that is going to grab their attention. Then, you gotta take it up a notch. But you don't want to blow your load to soon, so then you have to bring it down..."
There are few "weaker" tracks on the CD, and those few are well supported by timeless Bob Dylan (Most of the time), classic Velvet Underground (Who Loves The Sun), and wonderfully psychadelic Beta Band (Dry The Rain).
All in all, a great album, and well worth its place in any CD rack.
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