If you’re looking for a review of the New Moon soundtrack, I’m glad you came by. The thoughts that might be running through your head are probably similar to the thoughts that I had when I first saw the lineup of bands that contributed original music to this soundtrack.
If you know anything about the New Moon series and these bands, you’re probably confused by the fact that all of these bands have produced original music for this soundtrack.
To be honest, I had never even heard of the show or the movie until I found out about the soundtrack recently. It wasn’t until after reading a review for the album that I even knew what it was.
This is different from most soundtracks in the sense that I doubt these bands have ever even watched the show. In fact, these are the last bands I’d expect to see on a show that appeals to teens with an affinity for pop culture.
Regardless of the above, they’ve really contributed to this soundtrack with some exciting, relevant, and original compositions. This is truly one of the better indie compilations of the past few years, as surprising as that may sound.
Some of the best names in indie rock are featured on this soundtrack. Some of them include Grizzly Bear, Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, and St. Vincent. These are truly some of the finest in the music world, and I’m impressed with the fact that the producers of this film were able to attract so many talented artists.
The guitar based songs here are great, and some thrilling solos capture the vampire essence of the movie throughout. The electronic based tracks are pretty intriguing too, with a spooky feel to them that blends right into the theme of the soundtrack.
If you’re willing to forget about the fact that this is actually the soundtrack for a teen vampire movie, you’ll be very pleasantly surprised with the result.
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