It’s very rare
for a film’s soundtrack to take off before the film itself
even has a distributor. But ever since Dean Quixote:
The Soundtrack to the Film... came out on spinART
records, it’s defied the odds, garnering an avalanche of
critical praise and enthusiastic fan mail.
says: "This soundtrack, like that of The Royal
Tennenbaums and Storytelling,
expertly mines the wonderfully obscure. Here's to hoping it brings
thousands of souls out of musical darkness. "
says: "A who's who of the independent rock scene graces the soundtrack
to the independent film Dean Quixote..."
calls the roster of acts "a record-store clerk's wet-dream."
says: "The soundtrack is intriguing enough to make me want to see [the
film]...A great selection of great music.”
The All Music
Guide says: "Every band is captured at the peak of its powers
(with rare songs, no less), making the record seem like it's capturing
a vibrant scene - one that's reverent of the '60s, to be sure, but
shimmering with a love of making music and even a touch of invention.
In fact, there are few better ways to be introduced to the state of
indie pop at the dawn of the '00s."
says: "Orion Walker seems to be a man of sage-like advice and the
psychedelic murmuring of his mix tape to us, his audience, only
reinforces the notion that he's a thinking man's man and his taste is
nigh impeccable...My expectations for the actual film have far exceeded
the very constraints of cinema. Rating: 8.1 / 10”
Today says: "Dean Quixote,
a new comedy from first-time filmmaker Orion Walker, still awaits wide
release, but it’s already spawned a killer soundtrack. The
13-track collection provides a handy pocket overview of
end-of-the-century indie rock...The Dean Quixote
Soundtrack makes a persuasive argument that much of the best made music
in the 90’s was crafted well outside the
says: "The Dean Quixote
soundtrack consists of a pleasant mix of innovative indie rock from
(arguably) the very best of America's poppy-psychadelic
underground…Indeed, for anyone not familiar with the
American indie scene, this soundtrack will likely sound like the best
mix tape one could hope for, chock full of three minute gems that are
both instantly appealing and lastingly satisfying. Of course, for those
familiar with nouveau psychadelia-pop, the soundtrack is simply a
shrewdly chosen list of the most important bands of the mid to late
nineties…If you are familiar with these groups, you will
enjoy this soundtrack, if you've never heard of them, I implore you to