New Moon Soundtrack25.10.09 # Soundtrack # 39 Comments
The Twilight: New Moon soundtrack. So, there’s a second film about sexy boy vampires, and although you might have expected another twelve songs of emo bleurgh to go with it, it turns out those feisty little vamps and vampettes have grown out of all that noisy melancholy riff-rock and now have a taste for Thom Yorke, The Killers, Bon Iver, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. They grow up so fast.
The soundtrack album to the first Twilight got the ball rolling with Muse, Paramore and Linkin Park, so seeing Mr Yorke turn up here is something of a shock (a Thom Yorke track was used over the end credits of the first film, but was not included on the soundtrack. Since then Mr Yorke has presumably decided to embrace the Twilight series with open arms – expect many songs about kissing perty vampire boys on the next Radiohead album). Evergreen indie miserablists Death Cab For Cutie are on there too, sounding enjoyably miserable. Bon Iver are reliably lovely, and even BRMC have gone unplugged here. Twilight, it seems, has gone all acoustic and chilled.
There is an Editors song thrown in at the end just to ruin it – the Editors, as we all know, being not necessarily worse than Hitler, but certainly up there with Goebbels. But essentially, this is quite a good listen. It’s just got those stupid Abercrombie & Fitch vampires on the cover…
Twilight: New Moon Soundtrack (Songs) (OST) – Track Listing
1. Meet Me On The Equinox (Death Cab For Cutie) – New Moon Movie Soundtrack
2. Friends (Band Of Skulls) – New Moon Movie Soundtrack
3. Hearing Damage (Thom Yorke) – New Moon Movie Soundtrack
4. Possibility (Lykke Li) – New Moon Movie Soundtrack
5. A White Demon Love Song (The Killers) – New Moon Movie Soundtrack
6. Satellite Heart (Anya Marina) – New Moon Movie Soundtrack
7. I Belong To You [New Moon Remix] (Muse) – New Moon Movie Soundtrack
8. Rosyln (Bon Iver & St. Vincent) – New Moon Movie Soundtrack
9. Done All Wrong (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) – New Moon Movie Soundtrack
10. Monsters (Hurricane Bells) – New Moon Movie Soundtrack
11. The Violet Hour (Sea Wolf) – New Moon Movie Soundtrack
12. Shooting The Moon (Ok Go) – New Moon Movie Soundtrack
13. Slow Life [with Victoria Legrand] (Grizzly Bear) – New Moon Movie Soundtrack
14. No Sound But The Wind (Editors) – New Moon Movie Soundtrack
15. New Moon [The Meadow] (Alexandre Desplat) – New Moon Movie Soundtrack
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