New Grey's Anatomy Soundtrack Review

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Below is a review we came across in the Santa Barbara Independent of the second Grey's Anatomy music compilation. As many know, it's a terrific listen. And if you don't know that by now, visit our page devoted to the second Grey's Anatomy soundtrack and buy it, already!

Soundtrack, Vol. II
Compilation CDs are perfect for non-committal music fans and this one is particularly great for the devoted Grey's Anatomy fan whose musical taste is eclectic.

The plaintive first track, “How to Save a Life,” by The Fray, illustrates an intervention, one painful step at a time, setting the tone for lots of reflecting, which is what the show’s narrator, Meredith Grey, is known for.

On the delightful “Miss Halfway,” Anya Marina sings about her own perceived imperfections while trying to warn others “I’m gonna burn a pie now and then / I’m gonna say the wrong things to your friends...”

Nevertheless, we are charmed.

A little Gomez never hurts and “How We Operate” is a clever inclusion, complicated in the best of ways. This is probably the only track that genuinely rocks, although others, like “Monster Hospital” by Metric and “Sexy Mistake” by the Chalets, certainly try.

The only track written specifically for the show (for last year’s season finale, "Losing My Religion"), is “Grace” by Kate Havnevik. Kate comes across as a breathy, sedated Bjork while singing about getting through tragedy while holding it together, turning her “grief to grace.” It's a great song.

Gran Bel Fisher’s “Bound by Love” is, as expected, a flat-out declaration of love. Not terribly notable except when it stands as stark contrast to the track following it, “I Hate Everyone” by Get Set Go, which is a simple, flat-out declaration of hate.

Overall, what we have here is a dreamy set of songs sure to make you wonder why you never went to medical school — or at least married Patrick Dempsey. Here's another link to the soundtrack in case you want to pick up this great compilation.

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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i love grey's music. i'm glad they support indie artists.

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I sort of like the Grey's Volume two but the first one is the one that is in my cd player on repeat.

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Lexie: [narrating] Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
Mark: It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.
Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
Izzie: That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.
Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.
Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
Callie: And let it go when we can.
Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.
Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
Alex: Denial.
Derek: Anger.
Bailey: Bargaining.
Lexie: Depression.
Richard: Acceptance.