As you might suspect, I'm officially in countdown-mode... Alice in Wonderland comes out Friday! Almost Alice was released today- a compilation of music inspired by the film. There is a great mix of artists that you wouldn't expect to find together on one album- not surprising since it's Alice in Wonderland. Most of the artists are on my iPod already: Kerli, Avril, Grace Potter, Wolfmother, 3OH!3, Plain White T's, Metro Station, Shinedown, The All-American Rejects... The fact that Franz Ferdinand sings a track titled The Lobster Quadrille is really enough reason to download it. Carroll's stories are a mind-altering mixed bag of twisted nursery rhymes, bright colors, loud noises, confusion, and madness... and this soundtrack managed to capture that pretty well. Everything from old trippy classics redone (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - White Rabbit) to Carroll's poetry recited line by line (Very Good Advice - Robert Smith), to more mainstream Alice-inspired songs (Welcome to Mystery - Plain White T's) this album has a bit of something for everyone.