XXX [Movie Cash Version]

XXX [Movie Cash Version]

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For the most part, Vin Diesel's secret-agent saga XXX finds the bouncer-turned-actor surrounded by highly combustible objects. That's also a fair description of the film's soundtrack, a two-disc set of explosive hard rock and hip-hop tunes. The two genres, however, are segregated, with Disc 1 being ruled by noise-mongers such as Hatebreed, who gnash through…  See more details below

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For the most part, Vin Diesel's secret-agent saga XXX finds the bouncer-turned-actor surrounded by highly combustible objects. That's also a fair description of the film's soundtrack, a two-disc set of explosive hard rock and hip-hop tunes. The two genres, however, are segregated, with Disc 1 being ruled by noise-mongers such as Hatebreed, who gnash through the aptly named "I Will Be Heard," and Queens of the Stone Age, whose "Millionaire" shoots out hot sparks like a race car careening down a highway. The disc is rounded out by a passel of more rhythm-intensive tunes, including Orbital's "Technologique Park" and "Landing," a trippy number from the ever-inventive Moby. On the hip-hop disc, the producers dip deep into the Cash Money roster, rolling out the Big Tymers' gauntlet-throwdown "Still Fly" and Lil' Wayne's bouncy "Look at Me." Other rap highlights include Mack 10's typically tough-talking "Connected for Life" and Nelly's infectious "Stick Out Ya Wrist." Alternative soulstress Joi closes Disc 2 on a sultry note with the sensuous "Lick," also included on her provocative Star Kitty's Revenge. For added value, initial pressings of XXX come with a bonus tattoo and a $5 movie cash coupon. Now, that's what we call triple-threat entertainment.

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
He's a new kind of secret agent. He throws out the martinis, but keeps the promiscuity. He's sly, not suave. He doesn't cotton to conventions -- he creates his own rules. He apparently doesn't really care about music, if the soundtrack to XXX is any indication of Vin Diesel's musical taste. Where James Bond had John Barry, XXX has a bunch of alt-metal meat heads and hardcore hip-hop hombres providing a soundtrack for the extreme sports that provide XXX's background. Yes, it's another soundtrack specifically directed at its target audience, and while it can't be faulted for that, it's hard not to wish that there were less of the dunderheaded Hatebreed and Rammstein (who have never sounded more stupid than they do on "Feurer Frei," with its chorus of "Bang Bang!"); especially because there are good moments: Drowning Pool's "Bodies" sounds better than ever in the mix by Chris Vrenna; Gavin Rossdale's first solo track, "Adrenaline," is Bush with a hip makeover; and Queens of the Stone Age show why they're considered the great hard rockers of their time by delivering melodic -- that's right, melodic -- counterpoints to the verse and chorus in their contribution, "Millionaire." The hip-hop is more or less a wash, and while there isn't anything particularly noteworthy anywhere here, it does sustain its mood throughout; which is all that it really needs to do. Still, it's hard not to think that a new kind of secret agent should at least have something more than mood music for his soundtrack, especially if he isn't going to wind up with his own theme. [Also available as Movie Cash version.]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/06/2002
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0731458386520
catalogNumber:
583865

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Album Credits

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Spymob   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Moby   Producer
Dennis DeYoung   Composer
James Young   Composer
Orbital   Producer
Glen Ballard   Producer
Jay Baumgardner   Producer
David Bottrill   Producer
Mannie Fresh   Producer
Josh Homme   Composer,Producer
Matt Hyde   Producer
M. Taylor   Composer
Eric Valentine   Producer
Rammstein   Producer
Kathy Nelson   Producer
Timbaland   Producer
Mario Lalli   Composer
Chris Vrenna   Producer,Remixing
Sandy Brummels   Art Direction
Mushroomhead   Producer
Fermin Caballero   Producer
Neptunes   Producer
Jacob Hellner   Producer
Bink   Producer
Rob Cohen   Producer
Orenda Fink   Composer
Sleepy Brown   Producer
Daniella Capretta   Soundtrack Supervisor
Jason "Jay E" Epperson   Producer
Steve Felton   Producer
Neal H. Moritz   Producer

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XXX 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The combination of Rock and Hip-hop is great. It's along the lines of the soundtrack to The Fast and the Furious. Disc one: Rock; Disc two: Hip-hop - that's a good way to make a soundtrack. This defintately earns five stars from me. If you were a fan of the music for The Fast and the Furious, then you won't want to miss out on xXx.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best CD's in a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that the first record is fine, but my disagreement is produced by the stupid idea of making a double cd soundtrack. Who the hell thought that everyone who likes rock likes hip hop too? I hate hip hop!! I don't want to buy hip hop!! I think it's not very smart to combine those styles in the same album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is perfect for everyone since it contains 2 disks;one metal and the other rap tracks! It has new bands that i had never heard of and some old ones like Bush but this time hes performing as a solo artist . People should also see the movie which is stellar and has awesome actions sequences!
Guest More than 1 year ago
With one rock disk and one rap disk, there really is something for everyone on this soundtrack. You also get 2 cd's for the price of one- can't beat that deal. Movie soundtracks are great for discovering new artists before the go mainstream, and thnis album does not dissapoint. Make sure to check out the movie, too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this soundtrack, I like the way they have joined the two most listened types of music together, Rap and Rock.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The music in the movie was awesome, so the soundtrack has to be good!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet soundtrack and movie!!