Not only was Mallrats a miserable second movie from Kevin Smith, the director of wildly funny Clerks, but the soundtrack to the film is a wretched collection of alternative by-the-numbers. With the notable exception of Elastica's sinewy, wiry "Line Up," the soundtrack coasts by without any energy, serving up a large number of faceless grunge and funk metal bands. The record is filled with macho music without any muscle, spiked by snippets of inane dialogue, which only confirms what a depressing, disappointing experience Mallrats is.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine