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… 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… 2004-05-11 Various Artists Soundtracks
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Shrek 2 (2004)

Mark Oliver Everett | OGRE, DONKEY AND EELS Mark Everett and his band pen a new song for the 'Shrek 2' soundtrack
OGRE, DONKEY AND EELS Mark Everett and his band pen a new song for the 'Shrek 2' soundtrack
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 11, 2004; Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Soundtracks

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.''

Originally posted May 14, 2004 Published in issue #765 May 14, 2004 Order article reprints