- Released: July 18, 1995
- Label: Capitol
Entertainment Weekly - 8/18/95, p.55
"...Like the movie, it is a breezy, lightweight treat that, at its best, fully captures the cruising-with-the-top-down vibe of summer vacation..." - Rating: B
- 1.Kids In America - The Muffs
- 2.Shake Some Action - Cracker
- 3.Ghost In You, The - Counting Crows
- 4.Here - Luscious Jackson (Squirmel mix)
- 5.All The Young Dudes - World Party
- 6.Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead (acoustic version)
- 7.Change - The Lightning Seeds
- 8.Need You Around - Smoking Popes
- 9.Mullet Head - The Beastie Boys
- 10.Where'd You Go? - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
- 11.Rollin' With My Homies - Coolio
- 12.Alright - Supergrass
- 13.My Forgotten Favorite - Velocity Girl
- 14.Supermodel - Jill Sobule
Compilation producers: Karyn Rachtman, Tim Devine.
The soundtrack of CLUELESS--a teens-in-Beverly Hills comedy that is actress Alicia Silverstone's graduation from Aerosmith video babe to young Hollywood starlet--may be full of alterna-rock superstars, but is quite relaxed about it. The collection's shoot-from-the-hip attitude allows artists to escape their stage personas, glutton themselves on cover songs or just remix themselves silly. And while the faux spontaneity of the covers gets a little dry at times, CLUELESS also provides some out-and-out surprises.
Eschewing grunge's moroseness, the compilation is centered around good old-fashioned guitar-pop for the mind, and varied grooves for the body. Supergrass sing about the joys of youth, Radiohead go acoustic, and Ian Broudie's Lightning Seeds come up with the brighter-than-the blue-sky "Change," the kind of catchy, jangly, McCartney-esque power-popper that Broudie seems able to write at will. For the dance-floor, the remix of Luscious Jackson's "Here" illuminates the disco strobe, the Beasties set a frenzied mosh tempo, and Coolio does his Cali G-funk thang.