Twilight [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Twilight [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Since Stephenie Meyer's hugely popular series of vampire books, Twilight, included thank-yous to the bands that inspired her writing, it makes sense that the Twilight soundtrack includes some of her favorite acts. Chief among them is Muse, whose darkly funky "Supermassive Black Hole" kicks off this mix of alt-rock brooding (Linkin Park, Collective Soul)See more details below

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Since Stephenie Meyer's hugely popular series of vampire books, Twilight, included thank-yous to the bands that inspired her writing, it makes sense that the Twilight soundtrack includes some of her favorite acts. Chief among them is Muse, whose darkly funky "Supermassive Black Hole" kicks off this mix of alt-rock brooding (Linkin Park, Collective Soul) and more eclectic -- but still mostly melancholy -- tracks. Paramore contributes two tracks, the churning "Decode" and the soaring ballad "I Caught Myself," neither of which match the best moments from the band's albums, even though Hayley Williams' crystalline vocals make a fitting backdrop to Bella Swan's supernatural love triangle angst. Most of Twilight follows suit with slickly dark songs like Mutemath's "Spotlight (Twilight Mix)" and Blue Foundation's "Eyes on Fire," and while they're not bad, they are predictable. The Black Ghosts' spookily folktronic "Full Moon" and Perry Farrell's dance-tinged "Go All the Way (Into the Twilight)" offer some changes of pace, with the former working better than the latter. The album's last moments offer a few glimpses of originality, even if actor Robert Pattison (aka beautiful teen vampire Edward Cullen)'s "Never Think" is heavily influenced by Jeff Buckley. Iron & Wine's "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" and Carter Burwell's "Bella's Lullaby" close the album on a relatively high note, elevating some of the overly typical choices earlier on the soundtrack. Even if it's often too predictable, Twilight fits the mood of the books -- and the musical tastes of the books' fans -- well enough to make it a reasonable success.

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Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
Smartly (since the film is, for all its supernatural trappings, essentially a love story) Patsavas's soundtrack provides plenty of fist-pumping moments but far more that are just plain swoony. [A-]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2008
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678970610
catalogNumber:
515923
Rank:
1940

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Twilight   Indexed Contributor
Perry Farrell   Track Performer
Carl Restivo   Track Performer
Etty Lau Farrell   Track Performer
Rob Pattinson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Carter Burwell   Producer
Brian Deck   Producer
Ed Roland   Producer
Rick Rubin   Producer
Muse   Producer,Executive Producer
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Rich Costey   Producer
Adam Smalley   Producer
Nick Raskulinecz   Producer
Karl Leiker   Producer
Paul Katz   Producer
Alexandra Patsavas   Producer
Mike Shinoda   Producer
Theo Keating   Producer
Simon Lord   Producer
Martin Ogolter   Art Direction
Bo Rande   Producer
Livia Tortella   Executive Producer
Brian Ranney   Package Production
Rob Gold   Art Manager
Cyndi Lynott   Marketing
Rob Pattinson   Arranger,Producer
Simon Loard   Producer
Bichi Rande   Producer

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