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Mallrats

Genre: Rock, Soundtracks; Lead Performer: Various Artists; Producer (group): 510, MCA

In using guitar-based songs of disaffected youth, the compilers had the right idea — but muffed the execution. Bush, Weezer, and silverchair sound as manufactured and forced as the pop-culture references that stud the film’s dialogue, while songs from Elastica, Belly, Girls Against Boys, and Archers of Loaf ensure that this album isn’t a total loss.

Originally posted November 3 1995 — 12:00 AM EST

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