Jon Brion is as we know a true hero. After his time in Semantics and The Grays he´ve continued to deliver som damn good modern powerpop combined with a great career as a producer for Eels, Macy Gray, Aimme Mann and more. He was also heavily involved in the great Magnolia movie and soundtrack with the extraordinary music, and now he´s back at the soundtrack scene! And that is an album for a movie called I LOVE HUCKABEES (directed by David Russell). The music is both instrumental scoremusic (Its not BIG orchestral stuff - its more cool minimalistic and atmsopheric sort of music) and some really cool pop-songs signed Brion. As we are a pop/rock site we should of course concentrate ourselves on the popsongs from Brion and if it is worth spending money on the album. I can tell you that you can safely buy the album if you enjoy his previous powerpop-albums. Both solo and with his band. It sounds like The Jellysfish mixed with Crowded House but all in the typical Brion-costume - all spiced with a little more clean 60s edged sound than normal when it comes to Brion. Second out "Knock Yourself Out" smells The Beatles a long way, and "Didn?t Think It Would Turn Out Bad" could have been on The Grays album. The softer "Over Our Heads" shows another side of Brion. A side that smells Elton John´s early work. Beautiful piece. "Revolving Door" takes us back to the 60´s pop and "strangest times" is not that interesting. And the last one out with vocals - "Get What It´s About" is a VERY cool 6 minute long tunes that is a soft naked powerpop ballad that develops into a big boombastic last 2 minute orgasm. Very cool album and if you´re a freak of Jon Brion you should check out this work directly. You should also do that if you like cool scoremusic.