Various Songs from Dawson’s Creek

Life at Dawson’s Creek is complex, full of meaning and betrayals. The music on this soundtrack is for emotional purposes only. In a move to put the nail in the heavy rotation coffin, Sixpence None the Richer offer up “Kiss Me.” Paula Cole’s “I Don’t Want to Wait” will be the slow song of choice at the high school prom this year. Unfortunately Adam Cohen wants to be taken seriously, but he has been grouped in with bands whose only merit is that they can write a sappy weepy tale about lost love. It’d be better to buy a paddle than stuck with Songs from Dawson’s Creek. (Universal)