Shortbus is already infamous for its real on-screen sex scenes, but the Shortbus soundtrack that accompanies it gracefully avoids adult-film clichés. In place of the standard ”bow-chicka-bow-wow” porn horns, indie avatars like Yo La Tengo, Animal Collective, and the Ark provide new, previously released, and rare tracks — the Hidden Cameras’ undersung 2003 epic ”Boys of Melody” is a standout — while several cast members perform original numbers. The result is, believe it or not, lovely brunch music: balmy, melodic, and soothing.
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