In the film The Vow, bride to be (Rachel McAdams) survives a car crash and wakes from a coma without any memory of her future husband (Channing Tatum). Befitting the not-so-subtle Harlequin novel-inspired setup, the soundtrack begins with Meat Loaf's arena-sized 1993 hit "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)." What follows is an expertly crafted love letter to 21st century romance, with highlights arriving by way of Swedish siren Lykke Li ("Get Some"), psych-country balladeers Phosphorescent ("Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly)"), and majestic, mascara-pop overlords the Cure ("Pictures of You").
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AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger