Various Artists — Soundtrack: Suburbia (1996)

surburbiaBy Scott Goldfine

A gang of alternative acts ― including Sonic Youth, Beck and Skinny Puppy ― have been gathered on this marginal soundtrack to the Eric Bogosian-penned film about disenchanted youth. The 14 songs, most previously unissued, convey the requisite rebellious ‘tude, but fail to leave much of an impact on one’s nervous system.

The experimental drone of UNKLE’s “Berry Mediation” is an exception.

GRADE: C+

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