Alice in Wonderland tracklist for Soundtrack released: sighs heard everywhere

What’s that sound I hear? Yup, that’s the sound of the interwebs being underwhelmed by the new Alice in Wonderland tracklisting that was released today. They’ve titled it “Almost Alice” which makes me hope this is really one of those “music inspired by…” type collections instead of music they’re actually using in the film. I did some google-ing and IMDB-ing and can’t seem to locate the music supervisor on this so we can’t get a feel for the work he/she has previously done but here it is…Feast your eyes on the tracklisting…

1. “Alice (Underground)” performed by Avril Lavigne
2. “The Poison” performed by The All-American Rejects
3. “The Technicolor Phase” performed by Owl City
4. “Her Name Is Alice” performed by Shinedown
5. “Painting Flowers” performed by All Time Low
6. “Where’s My Angel” performed by Metro Station
7. “Strange” performed by Tokio Hotel and Kerli
8. “Follow Me Down” performed by 3OH!3 featuring Neon Hitch
9. “Very Good Advice” performed by Robert Smith
10. “In Transit” performed by Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz
11. “Welcome to Mystery” performed by Plain White T’s
12. “Tea Party” performed by Kerli
13. “The Lobster Quadrille” performed by Franz Ferdinand
14. “Running Out of Time” performed by Motion City Soundtrack
15. “Fell Down a Hole” performed by Wolfmother
16. “White Rabbit” performed by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
The album, which is being called Almost Alice, will be in stores in March 2nd, while a video for the soundtrack’s first single, “Alice (Underground)” by Avril Lavigne,” is due in early February.

No, you have not gone blind you did read the names: Avril Lavigne, 3Oh!3 and SHINEDOWN on that list. I’ve gotta say I’m quite beyond surprised. What could have been a perfect opportunity to harness some of the buzz the movie already had and artists clamoring to get on blockbuster soundtracks these days by pulling a “Twilight: New Moon” and asking amazing artists to submit exclusive work was instead squandered on what seems to be a soundtrack made for the Hot Topic crowd. But it is a Tim Burton flick after all, I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised.

I’ll be interested to hear the tracks from Wolfmother and Robert Smith, but as for the rest… only March 2nd will tell. Maybe it’s too obvious but the whole Alice storyline seems ripe for some trippy, trance-y, more computer-y based electronic music like Frankmusik or Dan Deacon or Passion Pit (hello “sleepyhead!”) to keep it playful or even go into that Radiohead sound instead of this Top 40 rock that seems to be the m.o. for “Almost Alice”

Read the rest of the depressing exclusive press release over on MySpace

Music Supervisor: ???

Looking forward to any of this? Do you know who the music sup is? Who else is as pumped as I am that Crispin Glover is in Alice?