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Shrek 2 Any soundtrack to a family movie that includes classic tracks from Tom Waits and Nick Cave isn't just making a creative statement -- it's doing a...Shrek 2Soundtracks Any soundtrack to a family movie that includes classic tracks from Tom Waits and Nick Cave isn't just making a creative statement -- it's doing a...2004-05-14
Mark Oliver Everett
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Shrek 2

Genre: Soundtracks; Lead Performer: Various Artists; Producer (group): Geffen

Any soundtrack to a family movie that includes classic tracks from Tom Waits and Nick Cave isn’t just making a creative statement – it’s doing a public service. It’s equally exciting to expose America’s preteens (and post-middle-agers) to strong new songs from the Eels and Joseph Arthur. The Shrek 2 CD also offers a terrifically theatrical redo of ”Changes” by David Bowie and young Australian chanteuse Butterfly Boucher, plus a snappy new single from Counting Crows. As animated accompaniments go, this one rivals the sophistication of ”The Simpsons.”

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