Matrix [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Moira McCormick
Smashing futuristic thriller THE MATRIX was one of the biggest theatrical hits of 1999, in part because of its awe-inspiring visual effects and hey, no one minded gazing at Keanu Reeves and newcomer Carrie-Anne Moss stylishly kicking butt for two hours, did they?. On a somewhat more subliminal level, THE MATRIX's soundtrack, a hyper-aggro combination of techno, metal, and rap-rock, shares the credit for the film's enthralling vibe. Highest of the highlights is the pair of tunes that bookends the album. The opening track "Rock Is Dead" by Marilyn Manson showcases Marilyn's snarling side, rather than his lugubrious one; and Rage Against the Machine's magnificent closer...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Moira McCormick
Smashing futuristic thriller THE MATRIX was one of the biggest theatrical hits of 1999, in part because of its awe-inspiring visual effects and hey, no one minded gazing at Keanu Reeves and newcomer Carrie-Anne Moss stylishly kicking butt for two hours, did they?. On a somewhat more subliminal level, THE MATRIX's soundtrack, a hyper-aggro combination of techno, metal, and rap-rock, shares the credit for the film's enthralling vibe. Highest of the highlights is the pair of tunes that bookends the album. The opening track "Rock Is Dead" by Marilyn Manson showcases Marilyn's snarling side, rather than his lugubrious one; and Rage Against the Machine's magnificent closer "Wake Up" uses awesome sonic might to kick off the film's end credits. In between is plenty of choice, mechanized pugilism, including electronica bigwigs Propellerheads' "Spybreak Short One" which accompanies Reeves' ultradynamic training scene in THE MATRIX; more stylish techno jitters from Ministry, Meat Beat Manifesto, and Prodigy; and mondo metal courtesy of Rob Zombie "Dragula Hot Rod Herman Remix", Monster Magnet "Look to Your Orb for the Warning", and German terror-rockers Rammstein "Du Hast". All told, THE MATRIX packs enough energy to power the Eastern seaboard, and then some.
All Music Guide - Becky Byrkit
This is a fine disc to slide into the player in that interplanetary orbiter you're driving around these days, and crank to bang-your-head decibels just as you go all afterburner into the Forbidden Zone. The Matrix movie soundtrack is a loud, awesomely wild ride that brilliantly illuminates real links among hard rock, hip-hop, and electronica with a hi-sci-fi flair and flare for fusion. These sounds are deep, dark, and resonant, as is the tone of the film, with the blackest moments provided by Meat Beat Manifesto in "Prime Audio Soup," Rob D. with "Clubbed to Death," and Propellerheads' "Spybreak! Short One." The brimstone burbles on with super-scale performances by Rage Against the Machine and "Wake Up," Marilyn Manson's "Rock Is Dead," and Monster Magnet's absolutely otherworldly "Look Into Your Orb for the Wanring," guaranteed to punch a hole in your wall if Ministry's "Bad Blood" hasn't done so already. The album's mega-cut, however, is no doubt Hot Rod Herman's outlandish remix of Rob Zombie's Halloween rave anthem, "Dragula," which would be worth the price of admission alone even if the entire effect were not the hardest-core theme park sonic extravaganza around. A rockin' ear-blaster for this world as well as the next.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/1999
  • Label: Maverick
  • UPC: 093624739029
  • Catalog Number: 47390
  • Sales rank: 109,388

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rock Is Dead - Marilyn Manson (3:10)
  2. 2 Spybreak! (Short One) (4:01)
  3. 3 Bad Blood - Ministry (4:59)
  4. 4 Clubbed To Death (7:26)
  5. 5 Prime Audio Soup (6:17)
  6. 6 Leave You Far Behind (3:12)
  7. 7 Mindfields (5:41)
  8. 8 Dragula (4:37)
  9. 9 My Own Summer (Shove It) (3:35)
  10. 10 Ultrasonic Sound (4:54)
  11. 11 Look To Your Orb For The Warning (4:43)
  12. 12 Du Hast (3:54)
  13. 13 Wake Up (6:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ministry Track Performer
Meat Beat Manifesto Track Performer
Monster Magnet Track Performer
Rage Against the Machine Track Performer
The Prodigy Track Performer
Marilyn Mason Track Performer
Rob Zombie Track Performer
Deftones Track Performer
Rammstein Track Performer
Propellerheads Track Performer
Rob D. Track Performer
Lunatic Calm Track Performer
Hive Track Performer
Technical Credits
Steve Hall Mastering
Guy Oseary Executive Producer
Kevin Reagan Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Matrix Rocks!

    I thought the CD overall rocked! It is one of my favorite CD's in my collection of CD's. Two of the songs I liked the best was "Shove It!" and "Wake Up!". Rock on Matrix!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good

    This could have been better if they included the theme music when Neo saw the "woman in the red dress", I think it's called "Replacement Killers" but I know it's by The Crystal Method (great DJ). Definately check that song out, it is the perfect song to get you ready to go play a game. Rage is good with "Wake Up" and it was great in the movie. The album was all in all: good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    reloaded is coming: if you dont have this already, buy it

    lately ive been "geeking up" on the matrix in preparation for "Reloaded", and decided to check out this little number. I swear, I could watch the movie twice a week until i die, and feel the same way about the soundtrack. faves are the ones actually in the movie/credits: dragula (s&m club), spybreak! (lobby), wake up (end scene & credits) and rock is dead (credits). when im not at home able to watch the movie, i can just crank up these tracks and watch it in my mind's eye. must-buy for fans of the movie, and definately those of metal!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nice!!!

    The Matrix is my fave movie of all time, and this is the perfect soundtrack to go wiht it. There are some stupid songs on it (Look to the Orb, Bad Blood, Du Hast) which don't go with the movie, but they are totally made up for by songs such as the catchy Spybreak! - a Mission-Impossible like theme song that goes perfectly with the shootout they play it in. Then there's Mindfields by The Prodigy - one of my fave songs ever and other cool songs such as Rock is Dead, Prime Audio Soup, Shove It, Leave you Far Behind and Wake Up. This CD got me into liking more types of music, as well as add on to my long-lasting Matrix obsession! Like the movie, this CD flat out ROCKS!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This cd is almost better than the movie!

    Before you shoot me, the movie rules too. But it does get boring after the 80th time you watched it. You can listen to this cd again and again and still like it. Spybreak is great (like to hear the long one), Clubbed to Death is one of the greatest songs ever and Leave You Far Behind is just fun to listen to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Matrix

    The Matrix is on of the best cds I have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent, the first time through...

    Skip track 1, and just go to the Lobby Scene song. The first 10 times you hear that one it will remind you of the cool scene from the movie, but without the visuals the song is painfully repetetive eventually. Then go to track 6 for Lunatic Calm's Leave You Far Behind, which is by far the best song on the soundtrack. It is just a fantastic song, which does not lessen the fact that Dragula (well this mix at least), Du Hast, and Wake Up. Minefields isn't bad either, but it too gets old. Not an integral CD because the score also played an important role throughout the film, but not a bad collection none-the-less.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Matrix Soundtrack Review

    When you put in this CD, prepare to be blown away from your mind. It's an Excellent CD with a capital E, and it truly is worth of your money. Buy it, jack it in and blow your brains out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ALRIIIIIIIIGHT THIS IS WICKED!!!!!!

    THIS IS THE BEST ALBUM I HAVE EVER HEARD. SPYBREAK! IS BANGING AND I LOVE RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. ALL IN ALL A MUST BUY.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome Sound!!

    Diverse, Compelling, INTENSE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Matrix Soundtrack In Review By Nick

    I picked up this awesome CD one day, poped it in the player and it just blew me away! It has the hottest sounds from today's best artists. I saw the movie so I figured the soundtrack must be hot also. I couldn't stop listening to it. I saw the movie, bought the soundtrack, and then got the poster. (All of which were awesome). The booklet could have had more pics of the special effects and Carrie-Anne Moss but hey, the music is still awesome, Carrie-Anne is on the booklet (SEXY AS EVER), and the whole Matrix set is one of the best things ever made. Later, Nick S.

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