How Good It Can Be (Album Version)
Label: Warner Sunset/Warner Records
For what some critics dismiss as a teenybopper show, the first in a series of O.C. soundtracks caters to surprisingly mature tastes in contemporary pop and indie rock. Jem's "Just A Ride" floats like a Beth Orton remix, while Turin Brakes' "Rain City" recalls the acoustic side of Erlend Øye. Phantom Planet's "California" sticks like surf wax.