The soundtrack to the lunkheaded skater comedy Grind offers an equally dumb (but more enjoyable) array of skate and party-friendly metal, rock, and hip-hop, including P.O.D.'s "Boom," Sean Paul's ubiquitous "Get Busy (Clap Your Hands Now Remix)," Wayne Wonder's equally omnipresent "No Letting Go," and Unwritten Law's "Seein' Red." Much like the American Wedding soundtrack, Grind often plays like a collection of summer 2003's biggest hits, although older songs like Sublime's "Smoke Two Joints" make the album feel a little less like an excuse for shifting more units. All Too Much's "More Than a Friend," Shinedown's "Fly From the Inside," and Hot Action Cop's "Goin' Down on It" bring plenty of testosterone, but some of the soundtrack's best moments, such as the Donnas' "Too Bad About Your Girl," Lil' Kim's "The Jump Off (Remix)," and the Peak Show's "Stupid Little Fellow" are provided by its (admittedly few and far between) female contributors. Putting two ballads -- Trapt's "These Walls" and the Used's "Poetic Tragedy" -- drags down the album's momentum a bit, but for the most part Grind is an enjoyable ride if you don't think too hard about it.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares