*** 1/2 Various artists “Velvet Goldmine” soundtrack, London/ffrr. In original and remade versions, glam-rock gems by Brian Eno, T. Rex and Roxy Music crown this collection from Todd Haynes’ screen-dream of lust, libertines and the pursuit of tragedy among ‘70s glitterati. No Bowie, but no matter: Such modern acts as Shudder to Think and Grant Lee Buffalo (whose “The Whole Shebang” perfectly reflects the film’s romantic view) supply some fabulous, fairy-dusted fakes.
Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).
Hear the Music
* Excerpts from these and other recent releases are available on The Times’ World Wide Web site. Point your browser to: https://www.latimes.com/soundclips