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Edukators OST

Review: Jack Foley

TRENDY German film, The Edukators, is one of the best films of the moment, featuring a trio of German students who creatively and non-violently warn members of affluent society that their 'days of plenty are numbered'.

As such, it boasts a similarly trendy soundtrack, featuring some of the hippest acts of the moment (Franz Ferdinand and Radio 4) as well as some popular German favourites.

What's more, it's been compiled by the director and stars of the movie themselves, to reflect the mood of the film and each of their own characters.

As such, Daniel Brühl chose Tocotronic's Ich bin viel zu lange mit Euch Mitgegangen and Mediengruppe Telekommander's Trend for his character, Jan, while Julia Jentsch chose Depeche Mode's timeless Personal Jesus and Pheonix's If I Ever Feel Better for her character, Jules.

Although I'm not entirely sure what Slut's Easy To Love is doing on the soundtrack!

Of the really good stuff on this 2-CD compilation, Franz Ferdinand's Darts of Pleasure is an interesting taster of their debut album, while New York-based disco-punk rockers, Radio 4, contribute the excellent Dance To The Underground.

Brighton-based duo, Lucky Jim, contribute two tracks, in the form of the poignant Halleluja, and the Dylan-throwback, My Soul Is On Fire, taken from their excellent album, Our Troubles End Tonight.

Such tracks provide an interesting and much-needed contrast to the harder German dance anthems (which sound hopelessly European) while showcasing the best of the new with some classics from the past - most notably Leonard Cohen's Sisters of Mercy.

Strong, too, are the likes of Nada Surf's Hyperspace and Placebo's Bulletproof Cupid, making this an eclectic listen that serves as an appropriate metaphor for the conflicting ideology of the movie.

If nothing else, it might just edukate fans of the movie to some hip new music, while also tossing in the odd classic from the past (that ought to fit in well with any student playlist).

Track listing:
Disc: 1
1. Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
2. Mediengruppe Telekommander - Trend
3. One Inch Punch - Gemini
4. Looper - Mondo 77
5. Lucky Jim - Halleluja
6. Phantom - Ghost - To Damascus
7. The Notwist - Pilot
8. Turner - After Work
9. Tocotronic - Ich Bin Viel Zu Lange Mit Euch Mitgegangen
10. Placebo - Bulletproof Cupid
11. Mark Lanegan Band - Driving Death Valley Blues…
12. Beigegt - Funghi Pudel
13. Simian - The Way I Live
14. Leonard Cohen - Sisters Of Mercy
15. Element Of Crime - Heimweh

Disc: 2
1. Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better
2. B. Morgenstern - Aus Heiterem…Ellen Mix
3. Sid Le Rock - Close Again
4. Trashmonkeys - Song No1
5. Nada Surf - Hyperspace
6. Franz Ferdinand - Darts Of Pleasure
7. Lucky Jim - My Soul Is On Fire
8. Tom Liwa - Juliane Straat
9. T.Raumschmiere - Monstertruckdriver (Edit
10. Alter Ego - Rocker
11. Eagles Of Death Metal - I Only Want You
12. Slut - Easy To Love
13. Radio 4 - Dance To The Underground
14. Jeff Cole - The Real Sky
15. Sophia - Swept Back
16. Burghart Klaussner - J´Ai Connu De Vous

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