Shortbus (2006) Shortbus is already infamous for its real on-screen sex scenes, but the Shortbus soundtrack that accompanies it gracefully avoids adult-film clichés. In place of the… 2006-11-07 Various Artists Soundtracks
Music Review

Shortbus (2006)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 07, 2006; Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Soundtracks

Shortbus is already infamous for its real on-screen sex scenes, but the Shortbus soundtrack that accompanies it gracefully avoids adult-film clichés. In place of the standard ''bow-chicka-bow-wow'' porn horns, indie avatars like Yo La Tengo, Animal Collective, and the Ark provide new, previously released, and rare tracks — the Hidden Cameras' undersung 2003 epic ''Boys of Melody'' is a standout — while several cast members perform original numbers. The result is, believe it or not, lovely brunch music: balmy, melodic, and soothing.

Originally posted Nov 24, 2006 Published in issue #909 Dec 01, 2006 Order article reprints