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Thumbsucker (Original Score)


Download links and information about Thumbsucker (Original Score) by The Polyphonic Spree, Tim DeLaughter. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 23 tracks with total duration of 01:11:04 minutes.

Artist: The Polyphonic Spree, Tim DeLaughter
Release date: 2005
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 23
Duration: 01:11:04
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No. Title Length
1. The Crash 0:55
2. Scream & Shout 2:11
3. Slow Halls 0:43
4. What Would You Let Go 1:53
5. Empty Rooms 1:02
6. Wonderful You 1:50
7. The Rebecca Fantasy 0:30
8. Thirteen (featuring Elliott Smith) 2:40
9. Pink Trash Dream 0:30
10. The Green Lights 1:14
11. Debate Montage 3:01
12. Trouble (featuring Elliott Smith) 2:54
13. Skinny Dip 2:22
14. Sourness Makes It Right 2:09
15. Some of the Parts 2:13
16. Matt Schraam 1:06
17. Let's Get Lost (featuring Elliott Smith) 2:25
18. Justin's Hypnosis 1:29
19. The Call of the Wild 0:55
20. Wait and See 1:01
21. Move Away and Shine 3:54
22. Acceptance 30:20
23. Move Away and Shine (In a Dream Version) 3:47



The soundtrack to Mike Mills' debut film, Thumbsucker, was apparently an exercise in doubt and devotion. Elliott Smith had been asked to score the film as well as contribute a cover version or two for the film's original score. After Smith's death, Mills, deep in the editing process, was thrown into the depths: he lost a close friend as well as a collaborator. He kept the music Smith had written for Thumbsucker ("Basement on a Hill" and "Let's Get Lost") as well as the two covers he recorded (Big Star's "Thirteen" and Cat Stevens' "Trouble"). He hooked up with Tim DeLaughter and various members of his Polyphonic Spree, who composed and recorded an original score. The Spree's large, nearly chanted chorus vocals, which never stray far from the gentle pop psychedelic musical soundscapes, complement the film perfectly and add to its endearingly wonderful narrative, but also make a powerful emotional statement on their own as an album. From the orchestral orgiastic march of "The Crash," which serves as an intro, and the ballads like "Scream & Shout" and the haunting "The Green Lights," to the gloriously happy bombast of "Debate Montage" (which references DeLaughter's earlier band, Tripping Daisy) and the sweetly, innocently romantic "Skinny Dip," Polyphonic Spree encapsulates the sometimes mawkish, sometimes bewildered, yet always wide-eyed wonder of life in the process of being lived. That it so perfectly mirrors the film's protagonist, Justin, is a small miracle. That the music creates a feeling apart from celluloid and seems to create images from the ether is a triumph. And it should be added that Smith's songs add immeasurably to the overall feel and considerable depth of the score. For fans of DeLaughter and Polyphonic Spree, this will come as a welcome addition to their catalog. For those encountering the band through the movie, this score will be a treasure and perhaps even a revelation.