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Matrix Reloaded Soundtrack. Talkback, anyone?
Has anyone else picked up the Matrix Reloaded soundtrack yet? I did a search on this forum, and came up with nada...so, I'm guessing no. Oh well...dont hold your breath. It's not-that-great. And....onward.
I'll get to the really bad part in a little while. For now...the good and ugly.
It starts off with a Linkin Park track, which I've already heard a million times off their new lp. Kinda makes you wish they put in a little extra effort to just remix the original tune...or something. Oh well. Then we pump into a Marillyn Manson song. Which is, without a doubt in my mind, probably the best song he's ever done. Of course..I'm not a huge fan...but, of a fan of thrasher metal in general...I highly recommend it. Rob Zombie does a fine job, as usual...though Living Dead Girl will never be defeated. Rage Against the Machine has a nice little diddy which had my toe tapping, and Deftone's kept me happy. P.O.D. Sucked harder than they usually do, a task only they can accomplish, and the techno was decent. Quite frankly, this soundtrack is good, and will probably stay in my 6-disk changer for a couple weeks now...but in the end, just not nearly as good as the first. The original Matrix was a techno-driven CG-fest, which was...unknown, and concidered confusing on paper. Now that Matrix is "all that", it has become clear that they've ditched their underground techno roots, and gone for the mainstream thrasher/techno bands....and I personally hate it. It's just not...Matrix.
And in the end, that's what the 'fans' care about. It doesn't matter so much what The Matrix evolve's into...what mater's is the original base material. You stray from the chief cornerstone...you're bound to screw yourself over. And from the review's I've read...the actual movie itself is doing just that. Oh well...
Now, for the really bad part. I'd like to just start out, and state for the record that I am one of the biggest Dave Mathews fans in the world...owning all the CDs, going to his concerts, and yadda yadda. I'm a bigger fan of this man, than any straight man should be. But the techno-remix of Dave Mathews 'When the World Ends' is possibly the worst, most god-aweful, horrid, ear-bleeding, gut wrenching, simply bad song ever to be suggested as being music. It's wrong. It's just wrong. Infact, I think it should be outlawed from being listened to. Whoever's idea to do that to such a great song, should be killed. No...the guy who actually remixed it, the guy who decided "yeah, this is the final product"...should be crucified. Yep...it's that bad.
Otherwise, the second disk has a few short theatrical themes...pretty good. It does feature some classical orchaestra/techno styled music which simply makes me drool with glee. It also has a CD Rom connection, which includes "Full length Trailer, Animatrix Trailer, The Final Flight of Osiris, and Game Trailer." Well..I was kinda excited that I now owned the Final Flight of Osiris, to sit and watch whenever I wanted to...that is, until the entire Animatrix comes to DVD. Well...even though the disk and package just say's "The final flight of Osiris"...it turns out you just get a 1 minute trailer. I was kinda...sad. Oh well...my Quicktime program has been funky...I cant hear anything, anyway...so...it's worthless to me right now, anyway.
I'm still shaking in pain from that Dave Mathews remix....why god? Why?
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I pretty much only liked the first 3 tracks and the instrumental stuff. Compared to the first Matrix Soundtrack, which will go down as one of the best compilations of rock (To me anyway), it was pretty dull.
As for the DMB remix--being a HUGE fan myself, it wasn't that bad. I certainly didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. Then again, I thought "Everyday" was very un-Matthews-ish, so I didn't much care for the album as a whole...
Sorry 'bout the Thread Necromancy, but I didn't want to review the CD until I listened to all of it. Anyways, here we go:
I think that if there was one word to sum up this album, it'd be this: Potential. Many of the songs could have been incredibly awesome, but they wern't for some reason. It's still a pretty good album (and one of the better soundtracks in recent memory), but AT LEAST a third of the CD (IMO) could've been better than what it was, given the talent that made the songs. I'll go into that for each song. And speaking of which...
- Linkin Park: Session - One of the potentials. I'm not a great fan of them in the first place (too much teen angst, too little awesome music), but I've thought that they've always had very nice music to go along with the lyrics. So, you'd think that this would be my kind of song. Unfortunately, it's not. I kept expecting some awesome techno melody to start, but it never did. It was the same thing for the entire two-and-a-third minutes of the song. What was there was pretty good, but it was lacking... something.
- Marilyn Manson: This is the New S*** - Maybe not the best song on the disc, but it's sure as hell the one getting the most playtime in my CD player. Which is odd, because I usually really don't like his stuff. Go figure.
- Rob Zombie: Reload - Very, very sweet. Nice melody, and even though it's repetitive, I didn't get sick of it. I like it a lot. A good song to drve to.
- Rob Dougan: Furious Angels - I really like this song a lot, but it's another one of my potentials. It's the same deal as the LP song, but I like this one a bajillion times more. I'm a sucker for Symphno.
- Deftones: Lucky You - Another potential. I like the Deftones, and I liked this song, but, again, it was missing... something.
- Team Sleep: The Passportal - Not too shabby. And... that's pretty much it. Not a big fan of the 80's style keyboard synth in the begining, though.
- P.O.D.: Sleeping Awake - It's like the Manson song; I like this a lot, but I'm not a fan of the band. Again, go figure.
- Unloco: Bruises - I really like this one, but later in the song the lead singer is yelling too much, and singing too little. Now I don't mind scream rock (System of a Down is probably my favorite band), but you still have to have some harmony in the yells.
- Rage Against the Machine: Calm Like a Bomb - Hell yeah. Probably the best song on the album, and the bass solo at the begining of it is quirky (for the way that the song turns out) and supremely awesome.
- Oakenfold: Dread Rock - Sweet. Very nice techno.
- Fluke: Zion - See "The Passportal," minus the comment about the Keyboard.
- Dave Matthews Band: When the World Ends (Oakenfold remix) - Well... erm... that was... different. Not a big fan of DMB that much to begin with (I just don't listen to them at all), and I can say that the remix of this isn't helping that much. I don't think it's as bad as JJ said, but I haven't heard the original song to compare it by.
DISC TWO: It's all good.
"The Matrix Reloaded" Soundtrack Talkback (Possible "The Matrix Reloaded" Spoile
I picked it before the movie came out and meant to start one... Nows the time, I guess.
Here is the track listing for the 2 disc soundtrack and score from various artists, with Don Davis being the principal composer for many of the instrumentals [2nd disc] (Davis has worked on all Matrix properties as well as other movies). Be forewarned that if you have not yet seen The Matrix Reloaded there could be spoilers from this point on .
1. Session - Linkin Park
2. This Is The New Sh** - Marilyn Manson
3. Reload - Rob Zombie
4. Furious Angels (Instrumental) - Rob Dougan
5. Lucky You - Deftones
6. The Passportal - Team Sleep
7. Sleeping Awake - P.O.D.
8. Bruises - Unloco
9. Calm Like A Bomb - Rage Against The Machine
10. Dread Rock - Oakenfold
11. Zion - Fluke
12. When The World Ends (Oakenfold Remix) - Dave Matthews Band
1. Main Title - Don Davis
2. Trinity Dream - Don Davis
3. Teahouse - Juno Reactor Featuring Gocoo
4. Chateau - Rob Dougan
5. Overdrive - Juno Reactor/Don Davis Mona Lisa
6. Burly Brawl - Juno Reactor vs. Don Davis
7. "Matrix Reloaded" Suite - Don Davis
Buy the soundtrack!
Well, Trinity's Dream is the only title that suggests spoiler if people start asking about it.
The first CD stinks in my view, but the instrumentals on the second are very good, especially "Burly Brawl" and "Mona Lisa." They fit the movie very well.
We actually had one a while back, but now two have become one.
Originally Posted by Outlander00
I guess not too many people liked it when I was looking for it way back when, because it didnt come up... My bad Entertainment guys!
*hopes Penguin doesnt chase him down with that sword-umbrella he has *