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I definitely esteem this album as a higher quality and better value than the soundtrack to "Queen of the Damned," "Swordfish," "The One," et al.
I was tempted to give this album 3 of 5 stars, for two reasons:
1) I would rather not have "Cowboy" or "Gettin' Aggressive" on the album. I don't feel they contribute toward a better album, but rather work against it.
2) There are two songs that never made it into the soundtrack, songs that I feel were better than the two aforementioned songs. The consensus that these songs were good and should be included combined with the consensus that they are better than a couple of songs that did make their way into the album only goes to show you how much better this album could have been.
Songs from Blade 2 that were not in the soundtrack:
"Cold Blood" (Voodoo & Serano meet CJ Stone) -- From the vampire rave / club scene.
"Name of the Game" (The Crystal Method) -- From the Blade vs. prod-wielders scene.
I say "most" because that description obviously doesn't apply to the Roots, whose lead rapper Black Thought knows how to divide the listener's attention between his rapping and the music of the rest of his band. It should come as no surprise, then, that his collaboration with BT, "Tao Of The Machine," is far and away the best song on the soundtrack.
Similarly, all of the songs that succeed do so because there is a sense that the rappers realize that they are working with fellow artists who have talents that at times deserves the full attention of the listener. Redman does a great job with "Gorillaz On My Mind," which is the best remix of Gorillaz' "19-2000" out there, and Bubba Sparxxx & The Crystal Method's "PHDream" is a pretty interesting take on a track from TCM's 2001 album, TWEEKEND.
Unfortunately, the flaws that do exist on this album are rather obvious. None of the tracks are bad, mind you, but some of them sound no different from ordinary hip-hop tracks (most notably "The One"). For someone who expects a departure from standard hip-hop soundtracks, this is a dissappointment.
Still it's a reasonably good deal, since only one track is taken directly from an album ("Right Here, Right Now" is available on Oakenfold's BUNKKA), and the good tracks are really, REALLY good.
Have since found the track though, it's called Clubbed to Death by Rob Duggan - Fantastic. :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed watching the movies. If that happens, I usually try to find the soundtracks to go with them. I'm glad I got this cd. I enjoy listening to it.Published on February 28, 2014 by Kerry Ryan Maloney
Excellent variety of collaborations, which you will not see anyplace else. Only minor downside is i think one of the songs repeats twice but with a different instrumental.Published on April 21, 2013 by MaverickHunter
This soundtrack is fun and diverse, much better than the third movie's. Though I admit my favorite songs make up the first half of the album. Still a great listen.Published on September 21, 2012 by Jerry Hart
BLADE II the soundtrack still kicks butt in the music sense but I feel that the best songs are The blade theme, The tao of the machine by the roots and bt, Get 'em up by Paul... Read morePublished on December 20, 2010 by Felipefvc
This is a awesome soundtrack it is fun and enjoyable to listen to. the best songs on thsi cd are all of them. if you have not listened to this cd then i recommend you doPublished on December 16, 2010 by David
I'm always pleased when Amazon has the item I need when I can't find it anywhere else.Published on April 25, 2010 by C. Nowlin
I have two Blade soundtracks. I'd bought Blade 2's soundtrack first. I liked it. After that, I bought Blade 1's. I think that's much better its second one. Read morePublished on July 14, 2007 by Murat