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A Shot To The Dome
on March 23, 2011
Never been a Tyler Bates fan but the soundtrack to Sucker Punch not only captures the spirit and themes of the film brilliantly, it's a krusher from start to finish! Though it feels more like an Emily Browning vehicle- in addition to being the star of the movie she performs three of the nine songs- it doesn't detract from anything. She's got a light, airy voice and can actually carry a note. Beyond that, every cut here is a solid groove; there's not a weak one in the bunch. This one was made for cranking up the volume!
1) Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This): Mostly electro-acoustic version sung by Emily Browning to a slower, more atmospheric tempo with some nice beats in the background.
2) Army Of Me (Sucker Punch Remix): Bjork teams up with Skunk Anansie for a new take on the old joint. Gets progressively harder as it goes with some action oriented mashing dropped in before coming back to the remixed style.
3) White Rabbit: What's an over-the-top psychedelic sci-fi/fantasy movie without this one? Hot bassline, great drums, nifty guitar, layered vocals and synths- this one's a jam. Plus Emiliana Torrini's accent makes me all tingly...
4) I Want It All/We Will Rock You (Mash-Up): Never been a fan of rap metal, and not really a fan of this one. But the mix is pretty entertaining and Brian May drops a nice little riff in the midst of it all.
5) Search & Destroy: Fast, furious and fun, Skunk Anansie delivers a left hook! Somewhere in a trashed hotel room Iggy Pop is smiling.
6) Tomorrow Never Knows: An impressive rendering of a Beatles classic by Alison Moorhat and Carla Azar. Definitely finds its own groove while keeping the spirit of the original.
7) Where Is My Mind: A Pixies remake that features another appearance by Emily Browning, accompanied by Israeli guitarist Yoav. Starts slow but steadily picks up steam. It's ok, but more for atmosphere than anything.
8) Asleep: The third Emily Browning performance, this time doing The Smiths. A little slower and more acoustic than the original, but good.
9) Love Is The Drug: Oscar Isaac and Carla Guigino do a good job performing this one cabaret-style ala Liza Minelli and Joel Gray. Obviously they were cast as much for their vocal talents as their acting.
Gotta admit, I was very pleasantly surprised by this one. Only thing missing is some of the orchestrations from the movie to make it more complete. This is more a 4.5 than a 5-star, but... what the heck. You'll like it!