Eels

Yes Man

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The score for director Peyton Reed's Jim Carrey-starring comedy Yes Man consists of instrumental music by Lyle Workman and Mark Oliver Everett, aka E of Eels, drawn from tracks by Eels. This soundtrack album features the original vocal tracks by the band, including one new song, "Man Up," which makes it something of an Eels best-of. In addition to the group's lo-fi alt-rock, dominated by E's scratchy tenor, there are also four songs by Munchausen by Proxy, the fictional band in the film led by Zooey Deschanel and Von Iva. These are synth pop with attitude in the style of the B-52's and the Waitresses. The best of them, "Keystar," isn't actually in the film. (Everett obligingly pens liner notes touting Munchausen by Proxy, while "Allison Monier" -- Deschanel's character in the film -- writes about Eels.)

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