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Royal Tenenbaums [Soundtrack]

Mark Mothersbaugh Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
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The magical triad behind Rushmore's spunky, starry-eyed soundtrack--music supervisor Randall Poster, composer Mark Mothersbaugh, and director Wes Anderson--leaps forward a decade from that beloved soundtrack's '60s gems, in the process adopting a more pensive feel for The Royal Tenenbaums' musical backdrop. It may lack the euphoric sing-along feel of, say, Creation's "Makin' Time," but the rock and folk tracks here perfectly match the film's crumbling characters and their dilapidated relationships. The Ramones' "Judy Is a Punk" is a burst of nostalgic rebellion but surely causes a sad twinge in light of Joey Ramone's untimely death in 2001; gloom-folker Nick Drake's "Fly" and Elliott Smith's excellently depressing "Needle in the Hay"--which is used to chilling effect during a wrist-slashing scene--further deepen the dark thread running through Tenenbaums. But those who prefer the sunny disposition of Rushmore will be thrilled by the calming concoctions of Mothersbaugh, who heralds the coming of a new scene with graceful woodwind/string parts ("Scrapping and Yelling") and playful sitar pieces ("Pagoda's Theme"). Throw in the Clash's squalling "Police & Thieves" and the Velvet Underground's petal-soft "Stephanie Says" and you've got another winning soundtrack from the film biz's most in-tune music lovers. Tenenbaum or not, you can go home again. --Kristy Martin

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Royal Tenenbaums ~ The Royal Tenenbaums

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4.0 out of 5 stars The Unofficial Royal Tenenbaums Soundtrack Feb. 2 2002
Format:Audio CD
Well I must say that I loved this soundtrack but it had its flaws. The long and drawn out beginning before you dive into the cd was one major letdown. It wasn't a soundtrack of Rushmore stature to say the least either, but still very fun. Sure you can expect everytime a soundtrack comes out for it to leave out some great songs but that's where you have to love the powers of mp3. When the Rushmore soundtrack was released I was appalled after I bought it to see it had omitted the Rolling Stones song among a few others. So I went into the studio(my bedroom), and stepped up to the battle station(my computer), and created my unofficial version of the cd adding all the omissions and it is simply brilliant. Now moving on to the Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack I did the exact same thing. There were 4 Rolling Stones songs omitted, a John Lennon song, Me and Julio by Paul Simon(great memories of movie and that song), a Beatles song, Elliot Smith covering "Hey Jude", and the Van Morrison song at the end of the movie, which by the way is called, "Everyone". (I know the last reviewer wanted to know the name of it) And I just inserted them into where they fell in the movie on the cd and it worked out perfectly!!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars trite, like the film Dec 30 2001
Format:Audio CD
I know I'm gonna open up a can of worms with this one!
It seems critical opinion of this film is split squarely down the center, and I myself am in the category of the naysayers. For me the problems with the film were many, but if I had to spew off a few of my most immediate observations, I would say:
1. Too many characters
2. Not enough development of said characters
3. Too damn long
4. Too in love with itself
The deserved success of Rushmore (one of my favorite movies, ever) seems to have corrupted the creative force of all parties involved, both behind and in front of the camera. In short, this movie seems to presume it will win you over, and thus makes no effort to edit it's own over-indulgent self.
The soundtrack seems to make many of the same presumptions. Whereas Rushmore's was inspired and cohesive, this just feels like a set of "quirky" tunes all pasted together, and for what reason? Maybe it's just that I was too familiar with too many of these songs previously. For instance, if you've heard the Nico record from which both of these tunes were pulled, then you know that the selected songs are simply the first two off the album. It's as if they picked the record simply by virtue of it's obscurity, and then without giving it much thought just grabbed the first two songs. It just feels lazy to me.
I know you all hate me now.
By the way, I can answer all the questions about why there are no Stones songs included: the Stones don't allow their songs to appear on soundtracks. They can appear in a film, but not on a soundtrack. Interesting, eh?
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5.0 out of 5 stars phenomenal April 30 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is by far the most amazing soundtrack I have ever heard. The mood of the music is exactly that of the movie. Mark Mothersbaugh does an incredible job, as always, with a few spunky little pieces, and a couple heart-wrenching ones. Elliott Smith, Emitt Rhodes, and Nico beautifully add to the bittersweet ambiance of this soundtrack. Although it may seem at first glance that the Clash and the Ramones are an odd addition, after seeing the movie or hearing the entire soundtrack, it becomes clear that they fit perfectly. I have never owned a soundtrack that moved me as much as this one does, and I'm not in the habit of giving anything a perfect score. If you are going to own one soundtrack in your life, make it this one. It just makes you FEEL.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Missing Song March 22 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The only song I noticed missing was "She Smiled Sweetly" by the Rolling Stones.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The soundtrack goes perfectly with the movie March 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
In fact, some might say that the soundtrack makes the movie. This soundtrack is certainly an asset to The Royal Tenenbaums, which just wouldn't have been the same if any song was missing. As you listen to the soundtrack, you can even think back to certain parts of the movie. Everyone whose seen it knows exactly what they're thinking when "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" comes on. And bands like the Ramones, whom I'm not a big fan of, shine and I actually enjoy listening to the one song that was picked out. This is because Wes Anderson knows exactly what songs to pick. This was evident in Rushmore, as well. Mark Mothersbaugh outdoes himself and really has some great orchestral pieces, and this CD actually introduced me to Nick Drake, which made it worth buying even if the rest of it was awful. A definate must have for and fan of the Royal Tenenbaums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful Feb. 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack brings back the movie perfectly. I have to begin by questioning some reviews saying that some songs were omitted. Ture some songs were omitted but the ones most people are complaining about, like the Paul Simon track and the instrumental version of Hey Jude are on the version I have. This soundtrack is made up of mostly instrumental tracks, thanks to Mark Mothersbaugh, and great folk songs that most of us aren't familiar with, with a couple punk songs thrown in for good measure. This is one soundtrack that I can say that I like every song on here, even the Nico songs. Some people say Nico is veyr monotone, but she still does some beautiful songs. I especially enjoy the instrumental Dylan song on here, but thats maybe because Dylan is my favorite artist. If you are looking at purchasing this cd then chances are you have seen the movie, and the soundtrack does the movie justice. If you liked the movie, you will like the soundtrack. You may not be able to listen to it in the car when riding around with you friends, but it is a great album to listen to on your own, especially if you don't have time to watch the movie. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME STUFF!!
i usually dont like eclectic music or eclectic movies, but this is definately something i really liked!!! Read more
Published on Jan. 30 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars "I'll Be Leaving in the Fairest of the Seasons."
The soundtrack to Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums is the greatest compilation disc that I own. I bought this album when I was just starting to be interested in music, and I've... Read more
Published on Dec 3 2003 by Nobody!
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of the past, present and the future
A great CD, tape or record is one that generates many memories with its use. I can say that I've worn this CD out through many afternoons with friends, car rides, long walks, and... Read more
Published on Nov. 26 2003 by "juli-ette"
5.0 out of 5 stars great cd for many occasions
Anytime you are not sure of what to play, play the Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack.
Published on Nov. 19 2003 by Brett
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply put, Amazing
This Soundtrack is by far one of the best I've ever heard of it's genre.
Published on Nov. 10 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Mothersbaugh and friends
This movie/soundtrack has given Elliott Smith (one of my favorite songwriters) a boost in popularity... Read more
Published on June 22 2003 by Peter Griffin
5.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic, brilliant soundtrack
Every track on this album is a delight. If you have seen the film, you will relive the experience; if not, it is a pleasure anyway. Read more
Published on June 20 2003 by www.DavidLRattigan.com
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie, Greater Soundtrack
Not only does Wes Anderson have the uncanny ability to make poignant movies that are fun, comedic, emotional, and expressive, but he also can cull a myriad of songs from all... Read more
Published on May 27 2003 by Blackberries
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD
Mark Mothersbaugh's work is amazing, the entire soundtrack is brilliant. My favorite soundtrack of all times!
Published on April 20 2003
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