Jenny Williams
April 02, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

Die-hard O.C. fans know the chemistry between lovebirds Marissa and Ryan has nothing on the lust inspired by Summer and emo-licious Seth. So it’s a tad disappointing that, with its heavy dose of light, electronica-infused rock (South, Doves), this first of four soundtracks would inspire only the lamest of make-out sessions. Only a few of the sunnier pop tunes (Spoon’s excellent ”The Way We Get By,” Phantom Planet’s ”California”) manage to raise the heat.

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