24 Hour Party People
Summarizing more than 20 years of the Manchester music scene on one CD is be a daunting task. While not exhaustive, the 24 Hour Party People soundtrack does an honorable job at giving a taste of the sound of the city through this Manchester Music for Dummies compilation.
Music from the Mexican film Amores Perros (Love's a Bitch), this brilliant 2 CD compilation unveils what's going on in Latin American music, especially Mexican rock. Only by mixing such diverse genres as rock, rap and cumbia, can artists like Celia Cruz, Café Tacuba, Moenia, Gustavo Santoalla and Fiebre be brought together under one roof.
In the tradition of future classic Trainspotting, musical sequel The Beach surfs electronic currents, this time with a scent of exoticism.
A journey deep into an America halfway between desolation and dreams, Bluebob is a rough disc forged in greasy industrial blues and also the new project of a multidisciplinary artist, a painter turned director by the name of David Lynch.
The Center of the World
Though the film is not a likely candidate for movie of the year, the soundtrack to The Center of the World offers a perfect mix of sensuality, exotics and grooves.
Even though the movie was totally kitsch, the soundtrack to Cool World is the perfect transition between electro-pop, industrial musica, and techno. As a soundtrack to the history of electronic music, Cool World gathers together no less than David Bowie, Moby, Thompson Twins, Electronic, Ministry, The Cult, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult & Brian Eno among others.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
T Bone Burnett has done it again. While the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou reintroduced Americans to a rich musical heritage forgotten by radio and MTV, the music featured on Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a more subdued mix of cajun, blues, jazz and covers that also pleases.
Lost in Translation
Music has always formed an integral part of Sophia Coppola's cinema, its fluid and languorous images finding a flattering echo in her ethereal soundtracks.
The Mambo Kings
The Mambo Kings soundtrack features some great classic dance music and pays homage to the mambo dance halls of the 1950’s from Havana to New York. With Compay Segundo, Antonio Banderas, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz.
The Matrix Reloaded
Not surprising, the soundtrack to The Matrix Reloaded takes off where the Matrix soundtrack left us, raising a mixture of techno, industrial and hard rock.
Baz Luhrman put together something so unique and moving that since Romeo & Juliet any soundtrack he has a hand in is worth a listen. His musical take on turn of the century Paris is as creative, romantic and fun as expected.
The Next Best Thing
Luckily for Madonna there’s always the soundtrack. While her latest film The Next Best Thing has not set the box office on fire, Madonna proves her talent as a producer: finding the latest cool sounds and spotting the trend in techno and multiculti acts before others catch on. The next big thing in music is moving fluidly between world music and techno.
O Brother,Where Art Thou?
The Coen brothers could very well end up doing for American country music what Ry Cooder did for Cuban music on Buena Vista Social Club. Depression by contemporary artists. Folk, blue grass, blue, gospel, mountain music—there’s a little bit of everything here.
The Songs Of Almodóvar
The high drama, insanity and tenderness of Almodóvar's movies: Matador, Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down, High Heels, and Kika among many others is further underlined by his choice of music. You've probably noticed the music varies wildly between diva torch songs, mariachi, and some quirky pop songs. Now you they're yours to wail along to on one disc. It's a treasure.
With its mixture of electronic, industrial, rock and rap music, this compilation is the perfect soundtrack for a film addressed to the Lara Croft generation.
Walk the Line
The Walk the Line soundtrack is a strong collection of songs appealing both to fans of Johnny Cash and of course to fans of the film.