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The X-Files: The Album - Fight the Future


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  • Audio CD (Sept. 24 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: East-West America
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • ASIN: B000006OAQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #57,345 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. One - Filter
2. Flower Man - Tonic
3. Walking After You - Foo Fighters
4. Beacon Light - Ween
5. Invisible Sun - Sting & Aswad
6. Deuce - The Cardigans
7. One More Murder - Better Than Ezra
8. More Than This - The Cure
9. Hunter - Bjork
10. 16 Horses - Soul Coughing
11. Crystal Ship - x
12. Black - Sarah McLachlan
13. Teotihuacan - Noel Gallagher
14. The X-Files Theme - The Dust Brothers

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Review

...X-Files remains sly, amusing and scary throughout. (Among many highlights: tracks by X, The Cure, and Björk, the avant-garde Icelandic rocker for whom alien weirdness has always been a hallmark.) -- People

Creator Chris Carter and producer David Was assembled a hip roster to muster mystery and majesty, exemplified in Filter's creepy rendition of the Three Dog Night chestnut "One," the Cure's somber "More Than This" and the Cardigans' atypically dark "Deuce." -- USA Today

Ultimately, The X-Files isn't eccentric enough. The inclusion of thudding modern rockers like Tonic and Filter (the latter doing a grinding remake of Three Dog Night's "One") feels designed more for the charts than for the screen. And Sting and Aswad's remake of "Invisible Sun "--which turns the Police's song about Northern Ireland into beachcomber reggae--is twisted in ways even Mulder couldn't imagine. -- Entertainment Weekly

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According to the liner notes, 20 million people gather 'round the tube to watch The X-Files each week, so it's not a stretch to believe that the movie will be huge beyond belief. With that kind of hype, the producers were under a lot of pressure to put together an incredible soundtrack to back it up. At first glance, the disc looks aptly huge, featuring artists like Foo Fighters, The Cure, Bjork, and Sting. How does it stand up? Surprisingly, the smaller groups are the ones providing the best music within. Filter's reworking of Three Dog Night's "One" kicks the disc into high gear but the excitement plummets from there. The Foo Fighter's new track, "Walking After You," is a softly-sung mediocre pop song; Sting should be ashamed to be regurgitating yet another number ("Invisible Sun" with World Beat artist Aswad). It's also disappointing to see the inclusion of already-released cuts, like Bjork's "Hunter" and a forcibly altered version of Sarah Mclachlan's "Black." --Denise Sheppard

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I have been an extreme, obsessed X-Files fan since 1997 (I was only 8 when the show debuted, and it frightened me. It took me a while to catch up.) I got the Fight the Future disc the summer the movie came out, and I loved it, as I still do. Some have said it is too random and doesn't fit the show/movie. They are quite wrong and need to pay closer attention to lyrics. For instance, "One" fits Mulder perfectly. The isolation, the grief over his sister, his life of lies. "Walking After You" is obviously the Mulder-Scully anthem, as is "More Than This". "Crystal Ship" just fits X-Files as a whole, especially the mythology. Really listen to the song. If you want to go further, I can almost see it as a Mulder/Scully song. "Hunter" is so obvious, which is why I am astounded when people say the song is pointless. It's such a Mulder anthem. "16 Horses" is the perfect paranoia theme song. I don't know why Chris Carter didn't play "Black" during Mulder's search for Scully in the spaceship. The lyrics/mood of the song fit that whole sequence, not to mention Mulder's quest. It's almost as if he's reading the lyrics.("And I follow the tracks that lead me down ,And I never follow what's right And they wonder sometimes when they see all the Sadness and pain the truth brings to light").Though it is an instrumental, "Teotihuacan" fits very easily into the dark underbelly of the X-Files. I just see the Syndicate in my mind everytime this song plays. It could have easily been in an episode when Mulder and Scully are doing their usual search for truth, espically a mythology episode.I've always thought of 'Flower Man" as a sort of commentary on Cig. Smoking Man. "One More Murder" is painfully obvious.Read more ›
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By Daniel Jolley TOP 50 REVIEWER on April 8 2003
Format: Audio CD
There are some good songs on this X-Files movie soundtrack, but there are really only three tracks that seem to evoke the X-Files mania in my blood: One’s Filter, Better Than Ezra’s One More Murder, and, just barely thanks to the crazy remix done by The Dust Brothers, The X-Files Theme. The other tracks really just don’t strike me as X-Files material. This is not to say I dislike the other tracks, though. I don’t really care for the Foo Fighters, but Walking After You is more than satisfactory to my ears. Ween’s Beacon Light, The Cardigans’ Deuce, and Soul Coughing’s 16 Horses are somewhat unusual yet positive introductions to bands I am unfamiliar with. I was happy to find a track from The Cure included on the soundtrack, although I prefer Robert Smith when he is more depressed and maudlin. Bjork’s music is particularly hard to describe; Hunter, a song you can certainly find elsewhere as well, is quite good, but I’m not sure how much Bjork I could stand at one time. Of course, with the good come the bad. I know nothing about X except for the fact that someone should tell her/them that Jim Morrison does not need any help singing classic Doors songs. Sting is always annoying to me, and his collaboration with Aswad on Invisible Sun is par for the course. Noel Gallagher’s Teotihuacan is nothing but music lasting an incredibly long seven minutes. If you let the last track keep playing, after several minutes of silence you will hear Chris Carter expound upon the X-Files mythology, which is a nice addition. Thus, this soundtrack is actually a pretty good one, offering a number of different types of music, but for the most part the album just isn’t dark and mysterious enough to put me in mind of The X-Files when I play it.
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By Daniel Jolley TOP 50 REVIEWER on April 8 2003
Format: Audio CD
There are some good songs on this X-Files movie soundtrack, but there are really only three tracks that seem to evoke the X-Files mania in my blood: One's Filter, Better Than Ezra's One More Murder, and, just barely thanks to the crazy remix done by The Dust Brothers, The X-Files Theme. The other tracks really just don't strike me as X-Files material. This is not to say I dislike the other tracks, though. I don't really care for the Foo Fighters, but Walking After You is more than satisfactory to my ears. Ween's Beacon Light, The Cardigans' Deuce, and Soul Coughing's 16 Horses are somewhat unusual yet positive introductions to bands I am unfamiliar with. I was happy to find a track from The Cure included on the soundtrack, although I prefer Robert Smith when he is more depressed and maudlin. Bjork's music is particularly hard to describe; Hunter, a song you can certainly find elsewhere as well, is quite good, but I'm not sure how much Bjork I could stand at one time. Of course, with the good come the bad. I know nothing about X except for the fact that someone should tell her/them that Jim Morrison does not need any help singing classic Doors songs. Sting is always annoying to me, and his collaboration with Aswad on Invisible Sun is par for the course. Noel Gallagher's Teotihuacan is nothing but music lasting an incredibly long seven minutes. If you let the last track keep playing, after several minutes of silence you will hear Chris Carter expound upon the X-Files mythology, which is a nice addition. Thus, this soundtrack is actually a pretty good one, offering a number of different types of music, but for the most part the album just isn't dark and mysterious enough to put me in mind of The X-Files when I play it.
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