What better way to appeal to today's young audience than to have Avril Lavigne kick off a SpongeBob SquarePants soundtrack with the theme song? "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" (opening in theaters N

What better way to appeal to today's young audience than to have Avril Lavigne kick off a SpongeBob SquarePants soundtrack with the theme song? "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" (opening in theaters Nov. 19) extends its fun-filled, crazy personality into an equally rollicking album. Classic pop-rock melodies à la the Beatles can be heard in such tracks as "SpongeBob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy" (the Flaming Lips) and "Just a Kid" (Wilco). For good, clean, head-banging fun, the hard rock sound of "Goofy Goober Rock" (Tom Rothrock and Jim Wise) delivers. Aimed squarely at kids and the young at heart, this soundtrack may not be suitable for serious adults.—SH