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The Matrix Reloaded Enhanced, Import, Compilation, Soundtrack, Explicit Lyrics
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|1. Main Title|
|2. Trinity Dream|
|5. Mona Lisa Overdrive - Juno Reactor/Don Davis|
|6. Burly Brawl|
|7. """Matrix Reloaded"" Suite"|
Matrix Reloaded boeasts one of the most anticipated soundtrack albums in years. Its predecessor, the soundtrack to 1999's blockbuster The Matrix was Grammy nomminated, platinum and Top 10, remaining on the pop chart for more than a year. Now Matrix Reloaded: The Album, featuring all new recordings from Rob Zombie, Deftones, Rob Dougan, and Marilyn Manson, as wall as today's heavieast acts, including Linkin Park, P.O.D., electronica superstar Paul Oakenfold, and rock favorite Dave Matthews Band.
It would be impossible--and unfair--to expect The Matrix Reloaded to surpass the dizzying special effects, philosophical mind-twisters, and wicked sci-fi mayhem of the first Matrix movie. The same holds true for its soundtrack sequel which, like the original, sets an ominous atmosphere with industrial beats, in-your-face metal riffs, and supersonic computerized techno. Highlights include Linkin Park's swirling morass of scratches, stutters and keyboards; the grooves thrown down by Oakenfold and Fluke that party with the gloom of a burned-out factory; and Rob Zombie, P.O.D., and Marilyn Manson's explosive, brain-bending digi-rock. Unfortunately, for the most part, the dark patches of Reloaded plod rather than soar (the Deftones' murky "Lucky You"), and rehash tired ideas instead of creating new frontiers (an Oakenfold remix of Dave Matthews Band that sticks out like khaki pants at a goth club). Surprisingly monotonous, Reloaded is unfortunately yet another second act that pales in comparison to its predecessor. --Annie Zaleski
Top Customer Reviews
It's all about the score, babe. Don Davis builds on the themes and signatures created for the first film. His collaboration with Juno Reactor and Rob Dougan works beautifully with the on-screen action. "Teahouse" has good tribal hustle - Not quite Asian, not quite Aboriginal.
"Mona Lisa Overdrive" starts out with James Bond techno, then shifts gears (literally) into standard techno-stomp. Don Davis keeps an orchestral layer riding over the whole thing, but the beat is the priority. Trinity's motorcycle sequence has a nice angel-choir opening, to go with the "deus ex Ducati" shot.
"Burly Brawl" is one of the most epilepsy-inducing things I've ever heard. It gets that way when Juno Reactor takes the lead from Davis at 3:23. The layers of beat loops AND voices AND strings AND synth almost make my ears tired. Plus, the tempo speeds up about five times as the fight reaches its climax. It goes with the sweep of the "Matrix" films - trying to encompass *everything,* with varying degrees of success.
Davis' "Matrix Reloaded" suite is a great closing piece at over 17 minutes. You get enough of each part of the film that it doesn't feel rushed. There's enough time to ease in and out of the emotional changes in the movie. Zion has a military feel, the love story is more classical, and the Matrix itself has a more paranoid, minimalist style.
Disc 2 is better than the score of the first "Matrix." Logically, the "Matrix Revolutions" score is even more intense and rewarding. Where the movies were sometimes confusing or overdone, the music is good enough to listen to on its own. Specifically, "Burly Brawl" will make you drive at least 10 miles over the speed limit.
I have a perhaps unique, full-body, visceral reaction to music like this--my hair stands up, I get goose bumps everywhere, my skin literally seems to vibrate, my breathing quickens and deepends, my ears and body hungry for more of the same and I can sound and feel as if I'm having sex by just listening to--or experiencing--music like this. I have a new addiction to the Trance (Drum & Bass heavy type especially) style that this CD-set represents. I've enjoyed industrial & techno style music for over 20 years, long before it was "cool" or readily available to buy. Still, this blend of styles labeled Trance now has my full attention.
Fletcher did a better job of reviewing this CD-set track by track, so I gave a more emotional, experiential review of how this music FEELS. The heavy metal parts of this music are of the high quality type where one can actually hear the words without screaming distortions garbling lyric recognition. Must be enough people complained about the original Matrix soundtrack CD not having ANY of the good stuff from the movie, so Matrix makers released this ENHANCED version? Whatever works, keep it up! You get more bang for your buck with this CD-set than any other Matrix soundtrack compilation.
Ratings and comments goes like this:
1. Session - Linkin Park : Ver good opening! I like to play guitar so this song is a great one for me! 9/10
2. This Is The New Sh** - Marilyn Manson : Never been a fan of Marilyn Manson but this one got me! Love it so much that I listen it for 4 or 5 times without going further. 10/10
3. Reload - Rob Zombie : Well, Never liked Rob Zombie before and this one didn't change the fact that they suck! Only like the beginning guitars. Very heavy though!! 2/10
4. Furious Angels (Instrumental) - Rob Dougan : Before listening to the soundtrack, I didn't even knew that Rob Dougan even occurs! Love it! Again, because of guitars! 8.5/10
5. Lucky You - Deftones : I like Deftone's Music. This is one is their best! Heavy! Combining Slow and fast music! 7/10
6. The Passportal - Team Sleep : Now this is the song i hate the most in the soundtrack! They shouldn't have this one here. Song is not bad but just don't fit here! 3/10
7. Sleeping Awake - P.O.D. : I m not a big fan of POD and this one is the same old POD. Can't skip it though! 5/10
8. Bruises - Unloco : An OK song. Dont like it dont hate it. 5/10
9. Calm Like A Bomb - Rage Against The Machine : Combining their rap metal skills and mixing politics in their songs! This one is the same! Very good work by them! 9/10
10. Dread Rock - Oakenfold : Simply, I dont like it! 1/10
11. Zion - Fluke : Never heard of Fluke before! After listening to this one, I pretent that they never exists! They Suck man! 1/10
12. When The World Ends (Oakenfold Remix) - Dave : Best one here!!!!Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I love this soundtrack
Zion is probably been played more times than any other song in the past 2 years it is by far my favorite techno track
Sleeping awake- One of the... Read more
After waiting four years for the next Matrix movie, we also get another Matrix soundtrack. I think that this has got to be the BEST Matrix soundtrack available. Read morePublished on May 27 2004 by Christopher J. Stone
This is a dual CD collection of soundtracks from the credits. The first CD has music from bands that can be heard at the end in the credits. Read morePublished on April 10 2004
how come they didnt include the komit song by juno reactor. thats one of my favorite tracks in the whole matrix trilogy. Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2004
This soundtrack is the best Metal, Rock soundtrack i ever bought in years. Truth is I did not buy or listen to the Matrix soundtrack! But I love this one. Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2004 by Saad Ahmed Mirza
It is a very good cd but it is missing one good song. The song when morpheus and the twins are battling in the parking garage. I wonder if you can get it some where?Published on Jan. 20 2004
This is a much better soundtrack than The Matrix: Music From The Motion Picture [EXPLICIT LYRICS]. It has many amazing songs.
- (Session). Read more
this cd really sucks, i havent even heard it. but there is a good reason for that, and i think you all know why. my first problem with this cd is; its a soundtrack... Read morePublished on Dec 29 2003 by KOTR
As a DJ and a huge fan of electronica and dance/house music I was quite dissapointed with this soundtrack. Read morePublished on Dec 19 2003 by D-Mills13