He’s Just Not That Into You is a new movie based on a self-help book based on an episode of Sex & The City. In other words, I have no intention of seeing it. But, if forced, I would at least look forward to its soundtrack: My Morning Jacket, R.E.M., Talking Heads, Wilco, the Replacements, and the Cure appear. As does Scarlett Johansson covering the most famous Jeff Buckley song that’s not a Leonard Cohen cover. Some say Scarlett’s Tom Waits covers album was one of the best releases of 2008. The nicest thing I can say about this schmaltzy, solo piano-accompanied version of “Last Goodbye” is that it’s two minutes shorter than the original.
The He’s Just Not That Into You Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is out 2/3 on New Line Records.