Picks and Pans Review: Soundtrack of the Week: Eat Pray Love

updated 08/30/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/30/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Just as the Julia Roberts movie hops around the globe, this album is all over the map-opera one minute, world music the next. And while the ride can be a bit jarring, there's plenty to savor along the way, from the classic rock and R&B of Neil Young, Mavin Gaye and Sly & the Family Stone to the bossa nova of Bebel and Joao Gilberto. Also included: the new Eddie Vedder tune "Better Days," an exotic journey far from Seattle.

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