Despite the teenage star power of Jennifer Love Hewitt (who also had a song on the soundtrack) and Brandy (who did not), the juvenile horror film I Still Know What You Did Last Summer fell far short of its predecessor, I Know What You Did Last Summer, at the box office. The soundtrack album had much less to live up to, since the last Last Summer CD had only spent a handful of weeks in the bottom half of the chart. But even so, it failed, not charting at all. The disappointment of the film probably contributed to that, but so did the selection on yet another various artists album masquerading as a soundtrack album, its most striking tracks, Orgy's inferior cover of New Order's "Blue Monday" and Grant Lee Buffalo's "Testimony," culled from their most recent albums, and the new material led by Hewitt's "How Do I Deal," a typical slice of teen angst. The album was the first release on producer David Foster's 143 Records imprint, and it suggested that Foster, who is more at home in the adult contemporary market, has a lot to learn about what teens and twentysomethings want to hear.
Share this page
AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann