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Demi covers a disco classic! (We think). More »
The soundtrack to Al Pacino’s infamous leather bar thriller Cruising is finally being released on CD. More »
The Martian lands in cinemas today (October 2). Find out more about the disco-tastic soundtrack after the jump. More »
Do you like movies (and books) (and TV shows) about teenage vampires? I don’t, but apparently a lot of people do! (Ask me how many friends I’ve made sad by talking shit about the universally beloved Buffy The Vampire Slayer.) I know personally that at least a few Idolator readers out there follow Stephanie Meyer’s atrociously written and ridiculously popular Twilight series–“the latest vampire novel-qua-metaphor for a teenage girl’s sexual awakening,” as a friend recently called it–often in spite of themselves. As a hangover follows binge drinking, a movie follows any publishing world sensation aimed at young adults, and a soundtrack follows (or precedes, usually) a movie. But will faux-fanged tweens and teens (and the adults who should know better) plunk down $9.99 for a Twilight OST featuring an “exclusive” tune from… Perry Farrell? Abandon hope, all ye who check out the full tracklist after the jump.
If a studio chose to make a film from your novel, I’d imagine you’d be somewhat protective of the final product, down to the musical choices. Then again, if you’re a novelist who enjoys albums that came out before the Duffy record, your opinions about the soundtrack will probably be summarily ignored by the people financing the picture.
First: Why does there need to be a soundtrack to the show Heroes? Second: Why does it need to be the venue for the first new Jesus and Mary Chain song in nearly a decade? (Fast forward to the soundtrack’s release date, and in the distance, you can hear my pained scream as I see the words “album only” on its page at the iTunes Store.) Certainly there are exceptions to the rule (and most of those exceptions involve the letters H, B, and O), but in 2008, when disillusionment with the album format is at an all-time high, doesn’t it take some gall to release a full-priced soundtrack to a TV show, even if it does contain “an eclectic mix of cutting-edge and classic musical artists”?
There is a time and a place for New Found Glory. The time is eighth grade, and the place is far, far away from famous movie songs. Their album From the Screen to Your Stereo Part 2, a sequel to their 2000 EP of the same name, is an abominable collection of soundtrack covers which have all been processed through Jordan Pundik’s treacherous nasal cavity and come out even less interesting than you had assumed they would. Unfortunately, the songs are no longer streaming from the band’s MySpace page, but the mere sight of the track list is enough to send a shiver down your spine:
Music & Lyrics, the Hugh Grant-Drew Barrymore romantic comedy that has Grant playing a more hetero George Michael type on the comeback trail, got crushed at the box office in its opening weekend, but the accompanying album–which snuck into stores last week and features Grant… More »