The soundtrack to the quirky comedy Meet the Deedles is an incoherent, sporadically entertaining collection of alterna-pop. All of the selections are previously unreleased, which is a mixed blessing for fans of the featured artists -- sure, you get a new song, but it's surrounded by things that are marginally interesting at best, since it's unlikely anyone will like everything on this disc. After all, it ranges from ska-punk (the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Save Ferris, Goldfinger) to surf-metal (Gary Hoey) to post-grunge (Radish) to post-Squirrel Nut Zippers swing to punk-pop (Weezer) to lo-fi weirdness (Beck). Thankfully, very few items are total throwaways, but only Weezer, the Bosstones and Beck rise above the pack. The rest is enjoyable, ultimately disposable late-'90s alterna-pop.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine