The soundtrack to Eurotrip, a comedy about American teens running amok in Europe, features American punk-pop tunes running amok among excerpts from the film, as well as a few European pop and rock tunes. Most of the punk-pop, such as Wakefield's cover of "Wild One" and Cauterize's "Shooting Stars," is bratty and energetic, but almost completely interchangeable; however, Lustra's "Scotty Doesn't Know" is cheeky enough to stand out and, along with the very silly Europop parody "Scotty Doesn't Know [Euro Version]," it becomes part of a running joke on the soundtrack. This joke works better than some of the album's other jokey moments, such as Chapeaumelon's en Français cover of "My Generation," which is fun for about a minute and then wears out its welcome. On the other hand, the inclusion of David Hasselhoff's amazingly campy "Du" is a stroke of comedic genius that is arguably funnier than anything in Eurotrip itself. The soundtrack quits clowning around long enough to include two genuinely good songs, the Jam's classic "In the City" and Autour de Lucie's breezy "Les Promesses." Linval Thompson's "I Love Marijuana" and Ugly Duckling's "Turn It Up" add some reggae and hip-hop to the mix at the last minute, but overall Eurotrip is a disappointingly provincial collection.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares