Review: The Twilight Saga – New Moon Soundtrack

By on Tuesday, 17th November 2009 at 2:00 pm

The KillersIt has become a worldwide cult, and whether you’re Team Edward or Team Jacob (I’m all for the Cullen), one thing’s for sure, you’ll be seeing New Moon, the second instalment of the Twilight saga, in cinemas in this week (squeel!). Of course, I can’t give you a head’s up on the actual film yet, but one thing I can tell you, Twilighters, is how AWESOME New Moon’s soundtrack is going to be.

If there was an award for the coolest movie soundtrack, like, ever – this record would have to win, hands down. The CD is filled with both big and small indie superstars from beginning to end – the music a befittingly dark, melancholic haze of vampirical delight.

Glam-stomping, rocking tunes, such as ‘Friends’, by Band of Skulls, ‘I Belong to You’, by Muse and ‘Monsters’, by Hurricane Bells provide the perfectly harsh, guitar-driven soundtrack for Edward Cullen, as he smoulderingly flies across the sunlit trees of Forks, or Jacob Black, as he shape shifts into his mystical werewolf self. The contrastingly sorrowful, haunting numbers on the CD, such as ‘Possibility’, by Lykke Li, ‘Rosyln’, by Bon Iver and St. Vincent, and ‘Slow Life’, by Grizzly Bear, supply the most beautiful of soundscapes, which aptly echo Bella’s despairing, love-torn state of mind. Futher big-names on the album include The Killers (pictured right), Editors, Ok Go, a digitalised solo number from Radiohead frontman, Thom Yorke, and Death Cab for Cutie, who provide the movie’s official track with the Pet Shop Boys’ stylin’ ‘Meet Me at the Equinox’.

To conclude – the New Moon soundtrack is an incredibly epic, and at times stupidly touching record – perfect audio for the similarly emotional book and soon-to-be film. I would thoroughly recommend this CD, even if you aren’t, like me and practically 70% of the world’s teen population, a major Twilight-nerd. It’s a 16-tracked collection of amazing tunes, each one bounding with an intensity which is, at times, full-blown rawking, and other times, profoundly heartbreaking.

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One Response

8:09 pm
17th November 2009

I am Team Jacob all the way….I am sure most people will be too after this film, if they haven’t yet read the books.

I was surprised that Rpattz did not do a song for this film, unless its because he is more of a co-star than main in this film/book

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