The Powerpuff Girls: Heroes and Villains Soundtrack
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The artists involved were all hand-picked by Craig McCracken, creator of the series, who also contributes liner notes. It's not a question of which tracks on the CD are good and which aren't...but rather which are good and which are awesome. Stand-out tracks for me would have to be the hi-tech wonders of "The Fight" by Cornelius (listen LOUD with a good pair of headphones and prepare to be blown away) and the other Bis track, "Fight The Power" - featuring a huge Chemical-Brothers-style meltdown in the middle. And who could resist lyrics like "You've got the brainpower of a sunflower"?
Aside from the fact that the ORIGINAL "Love Makes The World Go Round" (sung by the Powerpuff Girls) really should have been included, this WEA/Rhino release is a perfect CD, full of variety and talent, with a fun storyline to match. What more needs to be said?
It has credibility whether you really are a kid with a sweet tooth for infectious music or an alienated teen like I was when I fell in love with this record. "Fight the Power" by Bis and "The Fight" by Cornelius are highly danceable and fully forced pop and techno, "B.L.O.S.S.O.M." by Komeda and "Pray for the Girls" by Frank Black are two more choice tracks which both give a kick and are very thoughtful or a little brooding. And finally "Friends Win" by Bill Doss has an interesting 80's sound to it that reminds me of Human League and/or Haircut 100.
I didn't care for "Walk & Chew Gum" by Optiganally Yours or "Go Monkey Go!" by Devo, but they're good songs.
Trapped in a Powerpuff girls episode, you are musically transported through just a typical day-in-the-life of fighting crime and stuff, with the ultra-hip side of the college music scene as your soundtrack.
Ex-Pixie Frank Black's "Pray For The Girls" and Shonen Knife's "Buttercup" are scene stealers on this record, along with the techno-blitz of Bis' "Fight The Power." Of course, the cute and clever Powerpuff theme is included as well.
Not your average top-40 single machine, but a fun collection of odd and quirky tunes that will make you wanna fight evil and smile all at the same time. What a bargain!
Even the liner note says that these bands are Craig McCracken's personal favorites, the music which inspired him while creating the show. And I guess he asked those bands to create some music about the show in return, and voila, the Powerpuff Girls CD.
The result is quite pleasing. The songs (and their production value) are more indie stuff than Top 40, and that's just fine. Some songs aren't as catchy as I might've liked, but each songs have their own cheerful quirks and personalities that make me smile. My personal favorites are "Walk & Chew Gum" and "Buttercup (I'm a Supergirl)." The Frank Black song is utterly cool as well. And it's sure nice to have the beginning and the ending theme songs on the CD. Perfect stuff to listen to during my dreary morning commute. :)
If you're a fan of the show, then you can't go wrong with this CD. Good stuff. :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got that soundtrack when I was in high school and I love the music.Published 2 months ago by Elaine Roberts
Man, I love this album. I bought it originally when my daughter was very young, and somehow lost it over the years. Read morePublished on July 22, 2014 by Rick
Years ago when this recording was released I purchased a copy for my daughter who was a Powerpuff Girls fan. We would listen to it on long road trips with fond memories. Read morePublished on January 26, 2014 by Kori L Horn
My son loved this cd and added it to his ipod as well. I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the showPublished on August 17, 2013 by Frank Elmore
brings such memories of the Powerpuff Girls show. i mainly purchased this CD cause The Apples In Stereo song "signal in the sky (let's go)" was on it. Read morePublished on May 3, 2010 by K. Garnic
Ok, I'm 54 years old, I've heard a lot of music, and I have a wide range of tastes. And I rank this cd as one of the best overall pop/rock listening experiences of all time. Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by R. Shouse
I'll tell you this; wow. I've had this captivating cd since I was a little girl, but since little girls are not to the most handiest ones with cds, it's kinda well; unusuable now. Read morePublished on August 27, 2007 by Collie
Heroes and Villians is everything I hoped it would be, and more.
It's the perfect PowerPuff Girls soundtrack.