20 Songs, 1 Hour 13 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Allofme ,

Tribute to 80s better buy!

Just in case you missed it, there are two of these albums. This one, with the red cover, includes all the songs from the other album plus 12 other songs. This is an excellent buy and lets you rediscover some songs that are old favorites and explore some current artists who can become favorites.

Lost in Minnesota ,

It's about time!!!

Not since the Saturday Morning Cartoons compilation has such a unique and well-produced compilation come out. Tributing the teen films of the 80's is a ridiculously great idea. I can't believe I didn't know about this one. Matthew Sweet covering "American Girl" from "Fast Times At Ridgemont High", "Lori McKenna" covering "In Your Eyes" from "Say Anything", and Kristin Hersh covering The Pixies "Wave of Mutilation" from "Pump Up The Volume" are favorites. I also love John Strohm's cover of Jackson Browne's "Somebody's Baby" which appeared in "Fast Times..." Great compilation! Congrats!!!

Parker Klumas ,

One of the finest tribute records ever amassed!

With an idea so choice it's surprising no one else had thought of it sooner, High School Reunion: A Tribute to Those Great 80s Films! is one of the finest tribute records ever amassed. Paying homage to the music that characterized beloved films from the Reagan administration, national artists like Matthew Sweet and Frank Black do the impossible by rivaling the goodness of original versions of Tom Petty's "American Girl" and Iggy Pop's "Repo Man." Elsewhere, Kristin Hersh does an intriguing read on Black's own Pixies staple "Wave of Mutilation," although the Dresden Dolls' chaotic rendering of "Pretty in Pink" has trouble measuring up. Diamonds in the rough, from regional New England outfits like the Commons (covering the Cars' "Moving in Stereo") and Bastards of Melody (serving up a tender take on the Replacements' "Within Your Reach") also stand out among the 20 tracks compiled here. Let this serve as a blueprint for all future tribute sets. Nicely done. -All Music Guide

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