Wild Wild West Soundtrack
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Wild Wild West ~ Wild Wild We Music Inspired
Given that the film is a western, admittedly a sci-fi comedy western, the tracks on this disc wouldn't really fit in the movie. Of course, Wild Wild West is also a Will Smith blockbuster, and this is where the album takes its lead, making this a slick and polished successor to the best-selling Men in Black song album. Will Smith opens with the title tune, a catchy and highly commercial chart-storming rap featuring Dru Hill and Kool Mo Dee. The remaining 14 tracks are mainly light pop-rap, though "Bailamos" by Enrique Iglesias adds an attractive Latin flavour and Faith Evans' "Mailman" and "Hero" by Breeze are both smooth soul ballads. It's difficult to see how some of the tracks are really inspired by the film, while others skilfully stir western ingredients into the mix--"Bad Guys Always Die" by Dr. Dre & Eminem adding six-gun samples to an outlaw odyssey. This is state-of-the-art radio friendly US rap, but just make sure you get the album you really want, because the orchestral soundtrack album by Elmer Bernstein (who composed the western classic The Magnificent Seven) has a virtually identical cover. --Gary S. Dalkin
Top Customer Reviews
Only two songs here are actually in the movie; the rest is just padding. OK, I admit, Will Smith's theme song is ok, but the rest could just as easily have been released on a separate album. In any case, THEY HAVE NO BUSINESS BEING ON AN ALBUM BILLED AS THE "SOUNDTRACK". They do not enhance the movie in any way, they do not even catch the movie's spirit. For the most part they come off vaguely as something akin to "Wild, Wild West in the 'Hood"; as a representative of a movie that is patently a Western (even a comedic one), the juxtaposition just doesn't work. Whose bright idea was this?
If you're a movie score fan, don't waste the money. Wait until Elmer Bernstein's score is released separately (as, I am told, it is scheduled to be). While you're at it, keep the pressure up on 20th Century Fox to release David Arnold's "Godzilla" score separately, just like they promised us.
Just don't bother with this album.
"Confused" is a song I've learned to except, and just listen to it anyway; it's not that great, but not that bad. "Keep it Moving" is one of the better songs that I enjoy. "Getting Closer" has a great tune, but it's gets tiring after a while. "Bad Guys Always Die" is probably my second favorite on the CD, I just love Eminem and Dr. Dre. "Mailman" is overall depressing. The other two "exceptable" tunes are "8 minutes to Sunrise" and "Stick Up", even though it seems cut of. The whole thing IS wild.
Most recent customer reviews
This c.d. is alright. I just love Eminem but I thought this song was one of his corniest songs he has ever done. I thought the theme song was really good but the rest of the c.d. Read morePublished on July 1 2003
This soundtrack album is a well-balanced representation of songs inspired and heard in the film. The music is tantalizing. It is a well-executed and very refreshing CD. Read morePublished on May 23 2001 by gobirds2
This is a great cd!Will Smiths theme song is great, bailamos is good, But Dre and Eminems Bad Guys Always Die is the greatest!!!!
BUY THIS CD!!!!!!
This song is just one of my all time favorite collaborations of the blend of R&B and Hip-hop. Will Smith, Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee made the coolest team, and also not to... Read morePublished on June 14 2000 by Scott Jenkins
It gets boring very easily. Even though I can't stop listening to Dr. Dre, and Eminem the other songs on it (especially Will Smith) I get tired of it quickly. Read morePublished on May 7 2000 by J. Griffith
I liked this cd a lot. The songs are hot and the beats are great. The intro track gets annoying because its been on the radio too much, but songs like #4 by MC Lyte, and #5 by... Read morePublished on April 16 2000
This Is as Bad as The Film.in Fact Just Like The FIlm The Soundtrack is the same old Formula.Will&His Movies&Music Never change the same Old Beat. Read morePublished on April 15 2000 by MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD
Don't get me wrong, I liked this CD. But it was so anoying that none of this music was in the movie. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2000 by Kevin T. Rodriguez
When I first got this CD, I thought I would just like the first two songs,"Wild Wild West" and "Bailamos". Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2000 by Samarya H