|By late 2004, THE O.C. had become an extremely popular TV show, and its adventurous musical selections also drew a lot of attention. MUSIC FROM THE O.C.: MIX 2 offers another round of eclectic alternative music that suits both the dramatic and comedic aspects of the series. The collection begins with "Saturday Morning," an energetic, guitar-fueled track from Eels. On a quieter note, the beloved emo-indie band Death Cab for Cutie contributes the spare "A Lack of Color" and the UK group Keane offers up the dreamy "Walnut Tree." Other highlights are two songs by Welsh acts--Super Furry Animals' harmony-laden "Hello Sunshine" and Jem's gentle cover of Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed"--and the bass-heavy "Specialist," an excellent rarity by New York City's Interpol. While producers of THE O.C. could easily have chosen more mainstream fare, this compilation (once again) attests to the smart, sophisticated aesthetic of the program.