Editors’ Notes Anchored by The Shins' "New Slang," the soundtrack to Zach Braff's Garden State introduced winsome indie rock to a wider audience. Braff tops himself for the soundtrack to that film's follow-up, Wish I Was Here. He recruited the dormant Shins to pen a new original song, the soaring, characteristically catchy "So Now What." Equally impressive is the unprecedented pairing of Cat Power and Coldplay on the title track, a melancholy piano ballad that recalls Randy Newman's ability to capture a film's essence with a single song. As with Garden State's track list, some of the highlights here are from smaller names, such as "The Mute" by Radical Face and "Mexico" by folk-pop troupe Jump Little Children. Then again, "Heavenly Father," a new original tune from the ethereal crooner Bon Iver, is pretty cool too.

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So Now What
1
3:37
 
Broke Window
2
2:37
 
The Mute
3
3:54
 
Cherry Wine (Live)
4
4:00
 
Holocene
5
5:35
 
The Shining
6
5:36
 
Mexico
7
4:33
 
Wish I Was Here
8
3:10
 
Wait It Out
9
3:33
 
The Obvious Child
10
4:09
 
Breathe In (feat. Wafia)
11
3:18
 
Heavenly Father
12
4:03
 
Raven's Song
13
2:00
 
Mend
14
3:21
 
No One to Let You Down
15
3:00
 

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    Radical Face
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    Bon Iver
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