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on January 10, 2008
To be perfectly clear on this point, the music is superb; evocative of the desolate and haunting Winter wastes of the Northern Midwest and the despair that accompanies the somber crimes depicted the Coen's film. (I can still hear Frances McDormand's sparse soliloquy to the unresponsive Peter Stormare about what a tragic waste the killings were; the main theme playing in the background.)
My objection is that, I was expecting a smorgasbord and ended up with some skimpy appetizers. Many of the cuts (at least six) are under a minute long -- barely more than a musical "sting" -- and those that are longer are either a minute or two. Additionally, a number of these are derivatives of the original melodies.
So, load up before you come to this party; the pickins are pretty slim.
..oh, yeah, Barton Fink's tacked on too.