Smallville: The Metropolis Mix

Smallville: The Metropolis Mix

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Unlike the OC mixes, Smallville's soundtracks aren't very concerned about hip factor. Instead The Metropolis Mix and its predecessor, 2003's Talon Mix, favor a mix of tasteful, non-threatening adult alternative sounds tinged with a few slight risks. Breaking Benjamin's too-slick "Forget It" is named…  See more details below

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Unlike the OC mixes, Smallville's soundtracks aren't very concerned about hip factor. Instead The Metropolis Mix and its predecessor, 2003's Talon Mix, favor a mix of tasteful, non-threatening adult alternative sounds tinged with a few slight risks. Breaking Benjamin's too-slick "Forget It" is named appropriately, Lifehouse makes an encore Smallville appearance with an acoustic, string-tinged rendition of their 2005 single "You and Me," and Stereophonics' "Superman" is only slightly more memorable. Fortunately the chilly electro-pop of Depeche Mode's "Precious" is along to lend some character, and Brendan Benson's "Cold Hands (Warm Heart)" is pretty irresistible. "Girl's Attractive" from Diamond Nights never really gets going, but it has a line about dipping hips and alcohol, and that counts as naughty on the WB. Then there's the Dandy Warhols, who've never had any problems pimping out their best tracks to TV soundtracks (see the Veronica Mars theme song, Music from The O.C.: Mix 1); the appearance of their "All the Money or the Simple Life" is no surprise. Metropolis has its share of soundtrack kryptonite, middling offerings from All-American Rejects and Flashlight Brown that could be by anyone. But then there's a little quiet gem like KT Tunstall's "Other Side of the World," a song that suggests Texas, Coldplay, and Don Henley's "Heart of the Matter" all at once. So all is not lost with Smallville: The Metropolis Mix. And yet, like Tom Welling's Clark Kent, it would rather be nice than take risks.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/08/2005
Label:
Hollywood Records
UPC:
0720616255525
catalogNumber:
162555

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Jude Cole   Composer
Chris Isaak   Composer
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Billy Corgan   Composer
Martin Gore   Composer
Steve Robson   Composer
Brendan Benson   Composer
Dave Bassett   Composer
Desirée Craig-Ramos   Soundtrack Director
Martin Terefe   Composer
Kelly Jones   Composer
Wayne Hector   Composer
Jason Wade   Composer
Breaking Benjamin   Composer
Ben Burnley   Composer
Tyson Ritter   Composer
Nick Wheeler   Composer
Matt Hughes   Composer
Fil Bucchino   Composer
Joe Firstman   Composer
Josh Kelley   Composer
KT Tunstall   Composer
Diamond Nights   Composer
Alfred Gough   Executive Soundtrack Producer

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