London (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Soundtrack
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As far as new material from TCM goes, LONDON is probably best thought of as an eight-track EP with 6 bonus tracks from other artists (one of which is remixed by TCM). These songs aren't quite as danceable as those on their previous releases--but then, these songs are primarily intended to reflect the mood of the on-screen action; that's the nature of film score (as opposed to straightforward "dance music"). That said, most of TCM's songs (with the title trac being a notable exception) can get you moving, and "Smoked" and "Roboslut" are good enough to work on their own without the rest of the soundtrack as
The non-TCM stuff (tracks 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, and 14) is a mix of rock and electronic music. It's pretty good, though why the decision was made to put all of the rock tracks on the second half of the album confuses me--though perhaps this has something to do with when the songs are played in the actual film. Particularly notable are The Out Crowd, whose "C'mon Children" is a wonderful bit of psychedelic retro-rock goodness (though the lead singer sounds eerily like Bernard Sumner of New Order), and Connie Price and The Keystones' wonderfully jazzy instrumental "Sucker Punch." Evil Nine also turn in a fine contribution with "Restless," which sounds like bit like an electronica tune as performed by the Hives.
All in all, this isn't a bad set of tunes--it's a little short at 55 minutes, and none of TCM's songs crack the 5-minute mark, but this is still a very entertaining soundtrack.
It feels good to find hidden gems in our forays.
One of the first misconceptions about The Crystal Method is that they've never done a soundtrack of any type. To the contrary, The Crystal Method has supplied a lot of music to many a project and they've put together a flow of mixes and remixes to power soundtracks and to place in the videogame realm (game title - N2O). Added to this si the fact that they don't make music that is generally just music - the type of music they make is conducive to being a soundrack already.
As I listened to the album I thought of that, and through my turns I was reminded of how well they managed to put sounds in the midst of imagery. As far as London went, I was reminded less of their first two albums and more of their Legion of Boom entry, sensing its influence in over half the album. Granted, some of the songs really did have an older feel: Smoked had a Tweekend sort of feel to it, proclaiming to all those "Midwest b-t-es" that "all those Darvocet and Vicodin couldn't save them from their lives.Read more ›
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Awesome, awesome CD. I've been playing it most every day for 4 weeks or better now and still enjoying it a lot. Great beats and each song is different. Highly recommended.Published on July 25, 2014 by I. Norona
I have to admit, I have never seen the movie, but I discovered this CD on Pandora - Had to get it.Published on March 25, 2013 by gatorBYTE
I found out about this movie because I'm a method fan. The movie itself was interesting. Jason Stathom trying out some new roles. I like that.Published on February 28, 2007 by davinci
weak, what r u talking about. all i have to say is, TCM folks. nuff said.Published on April 11, 2006 by willie
I don't see the obsession with Crystal Method. I've been listening to them since day 1, before "Vegas" was even a twinkle in their imaginations, and it seems to me as though... Read morePublished on March 3, 2006 by JBizzle