Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Soundtrack Relevant to Movie.

Byline: Michael Koster For The Journal

* 'O Brother' music is actually integral to the film; something very rare in Hollywood these days

The movie may be a slapstick romp through the Mississippi Delta, but Mercury Nashville's soundtrack for "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Homer's Odyssey set in the Depression-era American South is a serious piece of business, not to mention the best and most appropriate film soundtrack to come along in ages.

Kudos to producer T-Bone Burnett for deftly gathering this batch of country, folk, blues and bluegrass songs, which as a group serve to evoke the Depression-era landscape in which the Coen brothers' ("Fargo," "The Big Lebowski") odd tale plays itself out. …

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