The soundtrack for the romantic teen drama If I Stay features a mix of contemporary indie artists like British singer/songwriter Ben Howard, Illinois garage punks the Orwells, and Brooklyn pop act Lucius as well as a few well-placed alt-rock stalwarts like Sonic Youth and Beck to add some street cred. Most notably, though, is the inclusion of several tracks by Willamette Stone, the fictional Portland (Oregon) band led by protagonist Mia Hall's (played by actress Chloë Grace Moretz) rocker boyfriend Adam Wilde (played by actor Jamie Blackley). An enjoyable mix of melodic, guitar-based indie rock and acoustic ballads, the movie band's songs were produced by veteran producer Adam Lasus and were actually performed by Blackley himself.
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AllMusic Review by Timothy Monger