Summer film soundtracks are fairly predictable, as one can expect to find several pop/rock icons or hip-hop superstars displaying their hit singles, albeit in remix format. Surprisingly, Blue Crush has a soundtrack propelled by lesser-known artists, and while this is relieving, it does not necessarily mean the soundtrack is worth one's time. There are the occasional highlights, such as N.E.R.D.'s "Rock Star," which is given the remix treatment courtesy of Jason Nevins, and Beth Orton's dreamy "Daybreaker" is simply scintillating. Otherwise, the schlock delivered here is forgettable and bland; even Lenny Kravitz can't muster any excitement with his song "If I Could Fall in Love." This is a breezy summer compilation that never really excites.
AllMusic Review by Jason D. Taylor