Divided between electronica's flashier artists and alternative rap's more pop-oriented outfits, SSX 3's soundtrack is as hip and exciting as the game itself. The excellent "Poor Leno" makes its umpteenth appearance on a compilation (and its trippy video is on the DVD) and the Chemical Brothers' "Leave Home" was already on the Wipeout XL soundtrack, but the rest of the selections are inspired and stimulating. The Audio Bullys' "We Don't Care" has a hook that won't quit, and K-Os' "Freeze" is both funky and cerebral. The definite highlight is the electro-robotic "Like This," one of the best tracks ever from the turntable crew the X-Ecutioners. As far as remixes, Jason Nevins does his usual mainstream pumping up for "Rock Star," while Paul Oakenfold and Junior Sanchez add just enough dancefloor thump to the Faint and Placebo. The DVD doesn't offer much for those only interested in the music, but the game footage is exhilarating. The only disappointments are Fatboy Slim's pale imitation of himself and a poster that leaves no room for informative liner notes.