Hedwig and the Angry Inch Soundtrack

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Soundtrack

John Cameron Mitchell spent years in the drag circuit to create and perfect the character of Hedwig...who is at once so bizarre you can't help but stare and yet going through such familiar feelings that you can't help but relate. The truly wonderful thing about this album, though, isn't really the story or character of Hedwig...it's just the music. Within two songs, it becomes incredibly clear that every single note was written by someone who really, truly adores music. Everything from punk to showtunes to torch songs to old-time rock and roll makes an appearance and there isn't a dud on the list. Even if you never see the movie (which you should), every music lover should own this. Because it was written for us.