The Crow: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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20 of 21 found the following review helpful:
Simply Awesome May 29, 2001
By Tristan Maguire
Although movies today are released with many songs on the soundtrack, they are there mainly to sell the soundtrack before the movie is released to DVD/video so that more money is made by the producers. Very rarely are they there to enrich the film, and even less rare is a soundtrack that perfectly captures the essence of the mood of the movie. Quite frankly, this movie raised the bar so high in both regards that I don't think it can ever be surpassed. It's truly incredible! I've listened to this CD dozens of times and I never tire of it. From the ultra-cool "Golgotha Tenement Blues" to Nine Inch Nails' wicked "Dead Souls", Rollins Band's brutal "Ghost Rider", and Jesus and Mary Chain's rockin' "Snakedriver", everything about this album is an alt-rock fans dream come true. If you like your music with loud guitars and screamingly intense vocals, yet with creativity and focus, you cannot go wrong with this album. I'm not going overboard when I say it's absolutley brilliant. What a shame it sells a lot less than most of the mainstream garbage that is released these days, and simply because it's considered too edgy and aggressive.
11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Just a great soundtrack Nov 13, 2006
"optimism isn't my strongest feature"
I hate recent soundtrack albums. It's riddled with "what's hot" songs and genre jumping bands that rarely compliment the movie. That's why I appreciate this album more for it's ability to capture the mood of the film than the songs themselves. But don't get me wrong, there are some amazing songs on this soundtrack. The Cure's "Burn' (with crow cawing samples), a great NIN cover of Joy Division's "Dead Souls",and the fast paced industial tune "After The Flesh" from My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult, are all featured in the film and create an atmospheric backround for the movie's dark scenes. Even if you're not a big fan of the movie itself, the soundtrack gives listeners a great collection of some of the great songs from bands that were at their prime in the '90s.
21 of 25 found the following review helpful:
Great soundtrack to a great movie Mar 20, 2004
By Iain Black
I recently watched "The Crow" on the Sundance Channel and although I knew about the movie I had never really seen it. I really liked the movie and ordered the soundtrack. I admired the tragic story esp. with the death of Brandon Lee in the making and the stylish filmaking, but there was something special about the movie and the soundtrack really takes you back to the movie. The soundtrack rocks and I am so glad I got it. Even without the movie this collection of early 90's rock really stands out.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Captures the moody atmosphere of the movie Jun 24, 2001
By N. Durham
Undoubtadly one of the best soundtracks of all time, this soundtrack captures the mood and feel of the movie perfectly. Plus this is the only time you'll ever see and hear The Cure, Stone Temple Pilots, Nine Inch Nails, Rollins Band, Rage Against the Machine, and Pantera on the same album. A true classic.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
The suitable soundtrack Mar 08, 2005
The Crow is my favorite movie of all time, hands down. The moving love/death/life/revenge plot coupled with Brandon Lee's exceptional performance and very talented supporting cast is more than enough than for The Crow to stand the test of time. However, probably the strongest point of the movie lies in its truly awesome soundtrack that captures the mood of the movie perfectly.
As great as the movie is, the soundtrack almost matches its caliber just by itself. A great compilation of independent, some unreleased, alt-rock tracks that add another dimension to the movie. Tracks like "Burn" from The Cure, "Big Empty" from the Stone Temple Pilots, "Color Me Once" from the Violent Femmes, the sentimental "It Can't Rain All the Time" from Jane Siberry, and my favorite, "Slip Slide Melting" performed by For Love Not Lisa.
Truly, a great movie will have a great soundtrack, and The Crow's amazing collection of songs make it one of the best of all time.
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