High Fidelity: Original Soundtrack - Various Artists on 2LP + Download
15th Anniversary Edition!
Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him for the guy upstairs, and Rob is both miserable and relieved. After all, could he have spent his life with someone who has a bad record collection? Rob seeks refuge in the company of the offbeat clerks at his store, who endlessly review their top five films (Reservoir Dogs...); top five Elvis Costello songs ("Alison"...); top five episodes of Cheers (the one where Woody sang his stupid song to Kelly...).
Rob tries dating a singer whose rendition of "Baby, I Love Your Way" makes him cry. But maybe it's just that he's always wanted to sleep with someone who has a record contract. Then he sees Laura again. And Rob begins to think (awful as it sounds) that life as an episode of Thirtysomething, with all the kids and marriages and barbecues and K.D. lang CD's that this implies, might not be so bad.
The essential Original Soundtrack to Stephen Frears' classic 2000 film version of Nick Hornsby's acclaimed 1995 novel includes timeless tracks by the 13th Floor Elevators, The Kinks, John Wesley Harding, The Velvet Underground, Love, Bob Dylan, Sheila Nicholls, The Beta Band, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Smog, Jack Black, Stereolab, Royal Trux and Stevie Wonder.