Robots [Original Soundtrack]

Robots [Original Soundtrack]


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Robots [Original Soundtrack]

More of a musical tie-in than an actual soundtrack, Robots features a decent mix of soul, funk, pop, rap and rock that doesn't have much to do with the movie's story. However, the album does create a feel-good, party-time mood that will probably please most kids and adults: stone-cold classics like War's "Low Rider," Earth, Wind & Fire's "Love's Dance" and a remix of James Brown's "Get Up Offa That Thing" work well with newer tracks such as Fatboy Slim's "Wonderful Night" and Chingy's "Right Thurr" (although it's more than a little strange to hear a song with lyrics like "I wouldn't mind hitting that from the back" on the soundtrack to a movie that's largely for kids). Chingy reappears on Houston's just-okay "I Like That," which also features Nate Dogg and I-20; Ricky Fante's retro-soul single "Shine" fares better, although at times it sounds a little too concertedly vintage. Though the album often feels like it's trying to capture the ears of older listeners, Steriogram's "Walkie Talkie Man" is a yappy, hyperactive track that only kids could love. The rest of the rock included here feels like an afterthought: Fountains of Wayne's "Tell Me What You Already Did" represents their power-poppy, They Might Be Giants-esque side, and Gomez' "Silence" seems to be here mostly because of the big, buzzy synths running through the song. "Robot City," a collaboration between John Powell and the Blue Man Group, is Robots' final track, and is among its best. Combining surf guitar, orchestral bits and, of course, lots of weird percussion, it's prickly and playful, and -- most importantly -- actually sounds like the kind of music cute, anthropomorphized robots would listen to and make. Neither terrible nor great, Robots feels like a missed opportunity; though it does what it sets out to do, that ends up being not very much.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2005
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0724386041029
catalogNumber: 60410

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Philip Bailey   Vocals,Background Vocals
Maurice White   Background Vocals
Vaneese Thomas   Background Vocals
Jeff Chestek   Horn Engineer
Jack Daley   Bass
George Doering   Guitar
Todd Perlmutter   Group Member
Catherine Russell   Background Vocals
Angela Clemmons   Background Vocals
Sherrod Barnes   Guitar
Phil Stanton   Group Member
Peter Simpson   Group Member
Steve Jordan   Percussion,Drums
Cameron Marcarelli   Horn Engineer
Blue Man Group   Percussion
Brian Scott   Group Member
Chris Bowen   Group Member
Matt Goldman   Group Member
Crag Rodriguez   Group Member
Chris Wink   Group Member
Josh Matthews   Group Member
John Powell   Guitar
Steve Tirpak   Trumpet
Guyora Kats   Organ,Clavinet,Wurlitzer
Jon Botbyl   Trombone
Mike A. Jarosz   Trumpet
Aaron Marisi   Tenor Saxophone
Stephen Marr   Baritone Saxophone
Todd Waetzig   Group Member

Technical Credits

Lee Oskar   Composer
Lonnie Jordan   Composer
Harold Brown   Composer
Norman Cook   Composer
Larry Gold   Horn Arrangements
Jerry Goldstein   Composer
Jimmy Jam   Producer
Terry Lewis   Composer,Producer
Howard Scott   Composer
Josh Deutsch   Composer,Producer
Brad Haehnel   Engineer
Charles Miller   Composer
Damon Thomas   Composer
Adam Schlesinger   Producer
Sean Mosher-Smith   Art Direction
Chris Collingwood   Producer
Deanna Brown   Composer
Lateef the Truthspeaker   Composer
Morris Dickerson   Composer
Harvey Mason   Composer
Sylvester Allen   Composer
Yamma Brown   Composer
Alex Dee   Remixing
A. Lee   Composer
Geoff Sanoff   Engineer
Vaughan Merrick   Engineer
Ben Ottewell   Composer
Tom Gray   Composer
Paul Blackburn   Composer
Olly Peacock   Composer
Ian Ball   Composer
Nathaniel Hale   Composer
Lucy Woodward   Composer
Kevin Kadish   Composer
Germaine Franco   Score Production Coordinator
Daniel Lerner   Engineer
Lateef Daumont   Composer
Sabelle Breer   Composer
John Powell   Composer,Producer
Tyson Kennedy   Composer
Tim Youngson   Composer
Jared Wrennall   Composer
Brad Carter   Composer
Steve Tirpak   Horn Arrangements
Traci Dallas Opdahl   Music Business Affairs
Houston Summers   Composer
Andrew Wyatt   Composer
Ian Cross   Engineer

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