Original Motion Picture Soundtrack The Twilight Saga: New Moon
by Various Artists
If you're trying to avoid all the Twilight hullabaloo, you don't have to shun this album. Any knowledge of the absurdly lucrative teen-vampire saga is not necessary to enjoy one of the best soundtracks of 2009. Featuring an all-star cast of alt and indie rockers, the compilation is all quite innocuous given the blood-sucking context. But a dark, melancholic undercurrent swells through each track, reminding us that this is just another love story gone awry. Highlights include tracks by Lykke Li, Anya Marina, Bon Iver & St. Vincent, and Grizzly Bear with Victoria Legrand.