- The Cave - Culver City Dub Collective audio
- Breakdown (Film Version) - Jack Johnson audio
- Know How - Kings Of Convenience audio
- We Need Love - Johnny Osbourne audio
- Transfiguration #1 - M. Ward audio
- Let It Be Sung - Jack Johnson (w/ Matt… audio
- Goodbye - Eddie Vedder audio
- Needles In My Eyes - Beta Band audio
- Heart (Things Never Shared) - Doug Martsch audio
- The Road - Matt Costa audio
- Vuelvo Al Sur - Astor Piazzolla (remixed… audio
- Home - Jack Johnson audio
"The Cave - Culver City Dub Collective"
"Breakdown (Film Version) - Jack Johnson"
"Know How - Kings Of Convenience"
"We Need Love - Johnny Osbourne"
"Transfiguration #1 - M. Ward"
"Let It Be Sung - Jack Johnson (w/ Matt Costa & Zach Gill)"
"Goodbye - Eddie Vedder"
"Needles In My Eyes - Beta Band"
"Heart (Things Never Shared) - Doug Martsch"
"The Road - Matt Costa"
"Vuelvo Al Sur - Astor Piazzolla (remixed by Koop)"
"Home - Jack Johnson"
It’s up to wave-riding moviegoers to determine whether A Broke Down Melody is its generation’s Endless Summer; but as of the release of this soundtrack, one thing’s for certain: nobody’s making cooler, more chilled-out surf records than Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records.
A Broke Down Melody tours the world’s coasts and collects accessible tunes that could technically fit in a bunch of genres, whether folk, world, indie rock, or reggae. The thing is, they all adhere to a vibe: Johnson might as well be leading listeners by the hand into his own private village, one where friends make music all around and all it takes to get a sampling is a soft knock on the next grass-hut door.
Standouts include the Johnson originals, but it’s easy to fall leash-over-longboard in love with some of the lesser-known artists—Johnny Osbourne’s “We Need Love” is Bob Marley bright, Matt Costa’s two contributions call him out as a major talent, and “Know How,” a jaunty little groove by Kings of Convenience, is enlivened by an appearance by the indie darling Feist.
Fuzzy, vintage-style photos collected in the liner notes up the appeal; way to wear a wetsuit, Jack.