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The X-Files: The Album - Fight the Future

Mark Snow Audio CD
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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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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Music to fight the future by April 8 2003
By Daniel Jolley TOP 50 REVIEWER
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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4.0 out of 5 stars It's what you would eXpect. Dec 17 2003
By H3@+h
Format:Audio CD
Initially I didn't see much of a connection between these songs and the movie, but I suppose if you look hard enough it's there. Anyway, as far as the bands here, it's mostly good. "X" covers a "Doors" song, and "Filter" does a good cover. The "Cure" track "More Than This", isn't the "RoXy Music" song, but it's still good. The "Foo Fighters" and "Bjork" songs are good, but old. I never cared much for "Better Than Ezra", but they have one of the better tracks here. The only song I don't like is the "Invisible Sun" remake, it just doesn't belong. Overall, it's just another soundtrack of random alt-rock bands, that isn't bad, it's just not eXceptional, or eXciting, or eXcellent.
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By Hexy
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars The X Files April 24 2003
Format:Audio CD
The high-profile soundtrack to the massively hyped "The X-Files" movie was led off by two principal singles- Foo Fighters' "Walking After You" and Sting & Aswad's "Invisible Sun". Both of the songs are mediocre alternative-pop that are highly unsuitable to the dark atmopshere "The X-Files" has always been associated with. Better picks are obviously the darker, more complicated tracks. The Cardigans' swaggering, jilted-love anthem "Duece", Bjork's freakish "Hunter", and the eerily haunting remix of Sarah McLachlan's "Black" stand out on this inconsistent and loosely-tied disc. Those tracks alone are still worth a listen, but the rest of the album, especially Noel Gahllager's pointless instrumental piece, is pure throw-away.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Music to fight the future by
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... Read more
Published on April 8 2003 by Daniel Jolley
5.0 out of 5 stars The truth is out.... sorry. The music is out there.
When I saw this track the past year, I decided to buy it for a friend that love the show... Suddenly, I decided to open the box to hear the songs... Then the magic begin... Read more
Published on May 12 2002 by "spooky_william"
3.0 out of 5 stars Some standout songs, but not what I expected
With a movie with much action like "The X-Files," I was expecting more of a rock and roll, get out of your seat and dance soundtrack. Read more
Published on Jan. 18 2002 by J.D.
3.0 out of 5 stars Crystal Ship and Walking After You
"Crystal Ship" is originally by the Doors, not the Who. And no one even mentions the fact the the Foo Fighter's "Walking After You" on this album is a... Read more
Published on Oct. 24 2001
3.0 out of 5 stars Some Good Tunes.
"The X-Files: The Album" is not really music that goes along with the show or the movie. It is, instead, a showcasing of some popular groups jamming based on an... Read more
Published on July 23 2001 by Robert Blake
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre effort
What it looks like is that someone has tried to create a soundtrack from the same mould as The Crow soundtrack; take a bunch of tracks from different genre's and throw them... Read more
Published on June 18 2001 by "skulliest"
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice collection of music, if not that representative.
"X-Files" producer Chris Carter was personally involved in the production and compilation of this soundtrack album. Read more
Published on Feb. 13 2001 by Gary Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars X-Files reigns supreme in every way!
After viewing the wonderful movie, I decided to get the soundtrack...for no peticular reason of course, and I loved it! Read more
Published on July 24 2000 by T. Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Now I can watch the show AND listen to it.
I'm a huge fan of The X-Files and have been since it started, so obviously I'm going to want to give the soundtracks a try. Read more
Published on May 5 2000 by glitterbabydoll@hotmail.com
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