October 15, 2009

All is Love.

Karen O and the Kids

So, imagine me coming into work and finding a gigantic Where the Wild Things Are display. I kind of stayed in that one little area my whole shift. I also got to pick up this little gem. I don't know if it was Spike Jonze, but whoever decided that Karen O was going to do the soundtrack - BEST. IDEA. EVER.
I have not stopped listening to it all month long. It's the perfect record for this time of year. It makes me think of brisk weather and gold leaves. I knew it would be a good album, but I kind of expected it to be a bunch of kids songs. Well, it's great for kids and it's great for everyone else too. I am just glad I finally have something to play when I am driving my little brother to get ice cream.
Igloo is the perfect intro for the album. Voice bits from the movie, humming, and great music. Once I listened to the whole soundtrack though I realized this was a common thread. In between songs, are clips from the motion picture to give you a sense of setting. Cliffs, Lost Fur, Food is Still Hot, and Sailing Home also feature just instrumental and humming. No worries, the music is amazing and humming makes all the easier to learn the words.
All is Love, the first single off the album is...I can't explain it. I will just say, this song can single handedly save the world.
I have been chanting Capsize all day long, you will too, trust me.
I think that Worried Shoes is my new repeat song for when I am stressed or having a bad day. Thankfully I have not had the chance to try it out yet.
Rumpus + Animal = Where the Wild Things Are
My second favorite song off the album is Heads Up, it's close to All is Love - but hey, you can NEVER have too many happy songs to fill your day.

Have a wild day!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Thanks so much for the review! I enjoyed hearing all about it, and I will go check it out on your recommendation.


Sheila :-)

Linda said...

Looking forward to listening to the soundtrack and also anxiously awaiting your review of the movie! :) I'm hoping to go soon with daughter Sarah.

Happy weekend to you ♥

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Can we listen to this while wearing the crown?