Seven out of the more than 28 soundtracks and scores SE&L will be covering in the next few weeks, including the latest offerings from Carter Burwell and Clint Mansell...
Seven down...21 more to go. That's right, we started with twenty-eight soundtracks when we began this look at the scores that have shuffled through the always open transom of Short Ends and Leader Central in the last couple of months (with more arriving every day). As usual, the extra workload makes it almost impossible to keep up, especially when dealing with the demands of Award Season and the upcoming Oscars. So like our lifetime, the CDs have been piling up, begging us to address them with the usual critical aplomb. So, as part of a February special, every Wednesday will feature a Special Surround Sound column covering this glut of motion picture music. Hopefully, over the course of the next four weeks, we'll be able to access the value in these often overlooked cinematic souvenirs. If the second batch is like the first, there are quite a few gems to be unearthed within this stack.
So let's continue on the stereophonic slog with these seven:
Vampires Suck [rating: 4]
Faster: Music from the Motion Picture [rating: 7]
Howl: Original Motion Picture Score [rating: 8]
The Tillman Story [rating: 6]
Mirrors 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [rating: 3]
Terminator 2: Judgment Day: The Original Soundtrack Album [rating: 7]
The Bounty: Music from the Motion Picture [rating: 8]