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Submarine [Soundtrack]

Alex TurnerAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 31, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Domino
  • ASIN: B004USRKR4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,979 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Stuck On the Puzzle (Intro)
2. Hiding Tonight
3. Glass In the Park
4. It's Hard To Get Around the Wind
5. Stuck On the Puzzle
6. Piledriver Waltz

Editorial Reviews

A 6 track EP of original songs by Alex Turner from the film Submarine, the debut film from Richard Ayoade, based on the novel by Joe Dunthorne.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Short and quirky (and a must-have for Arctic fans) August 25, 2011
Format:Audio CD
If you've seen Submarine the movie, you know that it's a quirky little movie, slightly left off center (I don't mean politically), and I say all that as a compliment to the movie of course. I really enjoyed it when I saw it last month. I had no idea going into the theatre that the soundtrack would be featuring music from Arctic Monkeys' frontman Alex Turner. (As it happens, the director of Submarine has also directed several music videos of Artic Monkeys, hence the connection.) I also had no idea that a soundtrack was actually released for this, so when I happen to fall upon this while recently traveling in Scotland, I immediately snapped it up.

"Submarine" (6 tracks; 19 min.) starts off with the 1 minute intro of Stuck on the Puzzle, the official theme of the movie I suppose. The next three songs, Hiding Tonight, Glass in the Park, and It's Hard to Get Around the Wind all are primarily Alex Turner and acoustic guitar, that's it. Intimate songs, with the words sometimes almost whispered rather that sung, but all quite charming. Stuck on the Puzzle follows, and is easily the most accessible and commercial-sounding track on here, with a fuller, fleshed-out instrumentation as well. The closer Piledriver Walz is actually different version from the same Artic Monkeys track that appears on their most recent "Suck It and See" album.

Despite the presence of Piledriver Waltz (which, as mentioned, is quite different), if you are expecting what Arctic Monkeys do, you are sure to be disappointed. This is an Alex Turner solo-project, not an Arctic Monkeys side-project. That aside, I am a huge fan of Arctic Monkeys, and I'm enjoying this EP for what it is, and far more than I expected. Any serious Arctic fan will want to have this in his or her CD collection.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Strong Effort June 1, 2011
Format:Audio CD
The Submarine EP from Arctic Monkeys' frontman Alex Turner is a very strong and wholly enjoyable release that is certainly worth checking out if you have an interest in either the artist or indeed the film.

The EP is short and sweet, with no fat or unnecessary padding and Alex's usual standard of lyrical excellence is present and correct, making the EP worth investigating for that alone anyway.
There are no complaints to be made on the production or performance fronts and the quality of songwriting is fairly high all around.

To summarize; This collection of lyrically interesting, mostly acoustic numbers is a welcome addition to anyone's music collection
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Flippy
Format:Audio CD
I am incredibly selective when it comes to modern music. A band or musician has to at least offer something substantial lyrically before I can approach their music.

I would rank Alex Turner up there with Josh Ritter, Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne if not such greats as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Neil Young.

I know this is a slim offering of music and aside from the brief 'Stuck on the Puzzle Intro', I'm really giving five stars to five equally excellent songs. I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that there are numerous albums out there where you might have twelve or thirteen tracks and only four of them are truly worth returning to. And in the case of soundtracks, most of the time you're stuck with the pleasant but prosaic ambient music they use to highlight certain scenes in the movie.

What makes the Submarine soundtrack so excellent is that you have the creme-de-la-creme. These are the songs you remember from the film but they stand alone in their own significant way. Alex Turner is truly solo here in that the songs are spare, moody and gloriously poetic, the atmosphere more acoustic than layered. They reflect the feel of the film, the adolescent wonder and melancholy but you don't necessarily need to see Ayoade's picture to understand the songs and this I'm sure is a result of Turner's talent, his ability to tell a story or paint a picture with words, his hazy-voice and British charm.

"Hiding Tonight" and "Glass in the Park" share a sombre, reflective note while "Stuck on the Puzzle" and "It's Hard to Get Around the Wind" have a more lively feel. "Piledriver Waltz" is really an alternative take to the same song featured on the Monkey's latest "Suck It and See" but nonetheless, rewarding and uplifting.

I don't hide my bias here. But again, this soundtrack features the best of the best, making the less all the more worthwhile, entertaining and excellent. Quality from start to finish.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best film soundtracks EVER! February 24, 2014
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When I watched this movie a few years ago, I fell in love with the plot, the characters, and the soundtrack.
Alex Turner's tune completes this amazing film!
Please listen to it and enjoy it as much as I did!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Turner is a genius! January 27, 2014
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I never thought the lead singer of Arctic Monkeys could make such subtle music and he Turner did an amazing job!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alex is amazing May 16, 2013
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This record is fantastic. It's the kind of record that you don't want to end. Glass in the Park is my favorite song although all of them are pretty spectacular. Pure. Brilliant. Gorgeous. Alex is a truly great songwriter. You won't be disappointed if you buy this record.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars eiljubfspiub February 4, 2013
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 3, 2014
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Good Packaging. Excellent Music. Favourite Soundtrack. Favoutire EP.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars came in super promptly, sounds wonderful
came in super promptly, sounds wonderful. so glad that i nabbed it for as cheap as i did, totally totally worth it
Published 7 days ago by julia
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 13 days ago by vickie B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Just incredible.
Incredibly perfect. Quite possibly the best movie soundtrack yet. Sung by Alex Turner of The Arctic Monkeys; truly a flawless record.
Published 17 months ago by Erin Kerr
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Wistful alt-rock perfectly captures the bittersweet of a boy's first love. The music was perfect in the movie but is even better on its own.
Published 19 months ago by Raphael Lieberman
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music by Alex Turner
Listening to Alex Turner is like sipping champaign on the beach while watching the sun go down. A must have if you are fan of the Arctic Monkeys.
Published 20 months ago by Brit Beat
4.0 out of 5 stars Best music you've never heard
Ethereal, engaging and dreamy, these songs bounce with an understated happiness. Reflections on the bliss and sadness of love, both of them transcendent in their own way, get... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Marion B
4.0 out of 5 stars Slower than the usual Alex Turner songs
The songs are a lot slower than what you would normally expect from Arctic Monkeys but they are really sweet and fun. Read more
Published on May 9, 2012 by kame
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't be fooled by the review scores: these are excellent songs.
I would guess that a lot of people are complaining about how short this soundtrack is, yet it costs more than $10. Read more
Published on April 10, 2012 by Zach Ashworth
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