Picks and Pans Review: Soundtrack Review

UPDATED 08/15/2005 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/15/2005 at 01:00 AM EDT

Wedding Crashers

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The neo-new wave sounds from the hit Vince Vaughn-Owen Wilson comedy will inspire much pogo-ing around the wedding cake. Death Cab for Cutie, Jimmy Eat World and Bloc Party all crash the festivities with cool tunes, while the Flaming Lips present the dreamy new number "Mr. Ambulance Driver."

The Dukes of Hazzard

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Forget star Jessica Simpson's remake of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," a misstep on which country clashes with hip-hop. The rest of this disc is a southern-rock jamboree with vintage tracks by the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Charlie Daniels Band. Best, though, is Ram Jam's slamming "Black Betty."

Stealth

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While this soundtrack to the action film is serviceable, it is no real thriller. Incubus leads the hard-rock assault with four songs, three of them new, including the forceful first single "Make a Move" and the Chrissie Hynde collaboration "Neither One of Us Can See."

Hustle & Flow

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This disc keeps the crunk flowing with jams like "Swerve" and the Lil Jon-produced "I'm a King." But while songs such as "Whoop That Trick"—one of three tracks performed by the movie's star, Terrence Howard—might serve the plot of this drama about a pimp with rap aspirations, they don't quite cut it on CD.

Fantastic Four

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Just as these superheroes possess various powers, this CD boasts a variety of musical genres, from pop and rock to hip-hop. But despite some high-flying moments like Velvet Revolver's "Come On, Come In," the overall results are less than fantastic.

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