Air The Virgin Suicides [Original Soundtrack]

The Virgin Suicides [Original Soundtrack]
130 ratings
Only 10 copies left
Price: $9.89
List Price: $10.99
You Save: $1.10 (10% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
sku:  3648X
Brand New

CD Details

  • Released: February 28, 2000
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 3/16/00, pp.72-3
3 stars out of 5 - " album that's some previously unknown form of spooky goth music for kids....exceedingly strange yet scrupulously crafted and intelligent..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/12/01, p.44
Ranked #93 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks"
Q - 3/00, p.99
3 stars out of 5 - " eclectic selection of musical sketches, few of which pay any heed to orthodox song structure....teetering pleasantly close to what used to be called ambient, others sound like half-completed electronic doodles..."
Uncut - 3/00, p.85
3 stars out of 5 - "...The prevailing mood here is solemn and nocturnal...It's all very soft-focus, very regal..."
Alternative Press - 4/00, pp.76-7
4 out of 5 - "...unmistakably the sound of Air - lush analog keyboards float over dubby bass and jazzy drums - creating that intangible atmosphere that made them famous..."
Magnet - 1-2/01, p.44
Included in Magnet's "20 Best Albums of 2000" - "...Evokes the mysteries of adolescence....The sinister bass-line pull of sex, the chilly, synthesized fear of the future and long, starry-eyed stretches of reflective boredom..."
CMJ - 1/31/00, p.3
"...Air's accomplishment resides in its ability to fashion the cheese of decades gone by into a sweet, seductive melancholia."
Melody Maker - 2/29/00, pp.48-9
4 stars out of 5 - "...painless...providing 13 beautifully mournful moments which would make even a Mr Bean film seductive."
Mojo (Publisher) - 6/02, p.68
Included in Mojo's "100 Coolest Movie Soundtracks".
Mojo (Publisher) - 2/00, p.86
"...confirms that Air's 'modus operandi' is perfectly suited to bringing subtle shades of beauty to incidental fragments..."
NME (Magazine) - 2/26/00, p.36
8 out of 10 - "...[It] is Air's Nicholas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel at their best - entirely removed from logic and gleefully, wickedly free to roam their own, unique world..."


  • 1.Playground Love
  • 2.Clouds Up
  • 3.Bathroom Girl
  • 4.Cemetary Party
  • 5.Dark Messages
  • 6.The Word 'Hurricane'
  • 7.Dirty Trip
  • 8.Highschool Lover {Theme from "The Virgin Suicides"} - (from "The Virgin Suicides")
  • 9.Afternoon Sister
  • 10.Ghost Song
  • 11.Empty House
  • 12.Dead Bodies
  • 13.Suicide Underground

Product Description:

Air: Nicholas Godin, Jean-Benoit Dunckel (various instruments).
Additional instruments: Gordon Tracks (vocals, drums); Hugo Ferran (saxophone); Brian Reitzell (drums).
Personnel: Brian Reitzell (snare drum).
Unknown Contributor Role: Nicolas Godin.
French duo Air's soundtrack for the Sofia Coppola-directed (yes, THAT Coppola) film THE VIRGIN SUICIDES is a far cry from the bouncy post-disco sounds of their earlier efforts. Instead of light, cheery, and fun music full of ironic wit, this album delves into darker regions. Dance beats are clearly not the agenda here, as the largely instrumental album paints moody sonic portraits that bring to mind the highly textured '70s work of art-rockers like Eno and Pink Floyd. In fact, much of THE VIRGIN SUICIDES sounds more like a batch of vintage prog-rock outtakes than like the work of Europe's most cutting-edge electronic popsters. Breaking the vocal silence (but not the dark mood) are "Playground Love," sung by Gordon Tracks, and the album's closer, an extended, unsettling monologue delivered by a deep, nightmare-inducing voice.

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating:
Based on 130 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products

Music Categories:
Get Email Alerts for Air

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 117,169
  • UPC: 724384884826
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm, Weekends: 10am-9pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)