NCIS has been an absolute ratings beast this season — the show has been averaging a whopping 17.3 million viewers — so it’s no wonder that CBS is trying to capitalize on all that audience enthusiasm with an official soundtrack album. The two-disc set, which hits stores on Feb. 10, will include new music from Jakob Dylan, Dashboard Confessional, Ministry, and a bunch of random rockers. There’s also a rare Oasis cut and that awesome Bob Dylan song that won an Oscar in 2000, among other things. Woo! Anyway, fans of the procedural will probably be most psyched to see that two of its stars, Pauley Perrette (Abby Sciuto) and Cote de Pablo (Ziva David), are each singing a song.
Now, I love TV, and I love music, but personally, I’ve never really understood the whole TV soundtrack album phenomenon. I can’t think of an example that’s included more than one or two essential tracks. But c’mon and set me straight, NCIS watchers. Are you going to pick this one up? Or have you ever bought and enjoyed another TV soundtrack?