Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift [Original Soundtrack]

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift [Original Soundtrack]

5.0 1
by
     
 
The driving intensity of the music compiled for the soundtrack of The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift is fitting. This is a film about driving, after all. But it's also fitting because of the inclusion of a couple Japanese-language songs, which are in line with the film's Tokyo setting. Teriyaki Boyz are a Japanese rap group of such ability that even those with

Overview

The driving intensity of the music compiled for the soundtrack of The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift is fitting. This is a film about driving, after all. But it's also fitting because of the inclusion of a couple Japanese-language songs, which are in line with the film's Tokyo setting. Teriyaki Boyz are a Japanese rap group of such ability that even those with no grasp whatsoever of the language can easily enjoy their music. There are two tracks from the group here, "Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious)" and "Cho Large," both of which are produced by the Neptunes; the latter song even includes a rap by Pharrell Williams, who is the face of that production duo. These Teriyaki Boyz inclusions are the most entertaining aspect of Tokyo Drift. There are plenty of other good songs here, all of them characterized by driving intensity: most notable are "Six Days (Remix)," a DJ Shadow song featuring Mos Def; "The Barracuda," a fun garage rock-style song by 5.6.7.8's, a group of Japanese women who sing in English; "Restless," a straightforward slab of electronica by Evil Nine; "She Wants to Move," a great dance-rock song by N.E.R.D., who is the Neptunes in another guise; "Speed," a 1995 song by Atari Teenage Riot, a super-noisy band tagged as "digital hardcore" in their day; and a pair of Don Omar songs, which as reggaeton do seem out of place here, yet are good songs and give this already diverse album still more diversity. As a whole, Tokyo Drift isn't a particularly outstanding soundtrack. It's enjoyable, for sure, and some of the tracks are mighty interesting, particularly the Teriyaki Boyz ones. But Tokyo Drift will primarily be of interest to those who like the film and would like to take home some of the featured songs.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2006
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0602517009974
catalogNumber:
000709202
Rank:
33014

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Tyler   Bass,Guitar,Drums
Toastie Taylor   Vocals

Technical Credits

DJ Shadow   Arranger,Producer,Remixing
Bernice Williams   Composer
Alec Empire   Composer
Kathy Nelson   Executive Producer
Pharrell Williams   Composer
Chad Hugo   Composer
Brian Tyler   Composer,Programming,Producer
Tego Calderón   Composer
David Buntz   Direction
Immu Ilmarinen   Composer
Neal H. Moritz   Executive Producer
LaRon James   Composer
Paul Irizarry   Composer
Seiji Sekine   Engineer
Justin Lin   Executive Producer
William Landron Rivera   Composer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift [Original Soundtrack] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
During and after the movie I was very impressed with the musiq. This is the best musiq style, so much more unique the the first two movies. And after now having the Tokyo Drift Soundtrack I am even more impressed. Keep it up, I am looking forward to the fourfh entry and just how the producers and dirictors will top themselves. Because the bar is now set so much farther up, so may the "Even Faster and More Furious" foreces be with you. Note: Catchy title by the way, right? And finally, thanks I apprecieate everything about Tokyo Drift it's Uno. First Class