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|1. Heroes - The Wallflowers|
|2. Come With Me - Puff Daddy|
|3. Deeper Underground - Jamiroquai|
|4. No Shelter - Rage Against The Machine|
|5. Air - Ben Folds Five|
|6. Running Knees - Days Of The New|
|7. Macy Day Parade - Michael Penn|
|8. Walk The Sky - Fuel|
|9. A320 - Foo Fighters|
|10. Brain Stew (The Godzilla Remix) - Green Day|
|11. Untitled - Silverchair|
|12. Out There - Fuzzbubble|
|13. Undercover - Joey DeLuxe|
|14. Opening Titles - David Arnold|
|15. Looking For Clues - David Arnold|
There's something fascinating about Puff Daddy's crass remake of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir," here called "Come With Me." As remakes go, it's so over-the-top and unexpected that it takes on an audacious appeal--and what better riff to represent mass urban destruction? If only the rest of Godzilla matched it. Lumbering through it is music as murky and joyless as the movie itself, from the likes of Silverchair and Days of the New. It's telling when the best cut on this mostly pop soundtrack is an orchestral one--David Arnold's theme, which shivers with monstrous anticipation. -- Entertainment Weekly
Godzilla's return to the big screen mixes old and new; this monster of a flick infuses '90s special effects into the classic tale of a lizard gone awry. In effect, the movie's soundtrack embraces a similar resurrection: established artists either breathing new life into well-worn tunes or showcasing exclusive tracks and new lineups. And, like the movie, the soundtrack only succeeds on certain levels. The Wallflowers' recording of David Bowie's "Heroes" (the album's single) is hardly groundbreaking, and the predictable Puffdaddy treatment to Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" drags on. The Foo Fighters, here in their first recording to feature new guitarist Franz Stahl, take a mellow pop tromp. Ben Folds Five's "Air" and Green Day's "Brain Stew," the latter remixed especially for Godzilla, are the album highlights. As the saying goes, sometimes bigger isn't better. --Jason Verlinde
Top Customer Reviews
Godzilla: The Album Review
[There's a lot of great music out there with high integrity]...and this ain't it. Good album ... from the commercial standpoint. This album is pure product, nothing more. (Which, by the way, is what is ruined about Beatles for Sale). A few people have praised it for the variety of music contained therein. Sorry, on this record, not a strong point. It was just a blatant cash-in. Wallflower's cover of Heros costed $500,000. That is how much they paid the band. This was widely criticized in the recording industry.Read more ›
Aside from these, the only issue I have with the album is a bit of inconsistancy. Radio-friendly hits like the Wallflowers' cover of David Bowie's "Heroes" conflict terribly with anti-establishment pieces like Evil Empire era Rage Against the Machine with "No Shelter". Beautiful piano rock tracks like Ben Folds Five's "Air" and Michael Penn's "Macy Day Parade" just don't quite fit in with the Godzilla remix of Green Day's "Brain Stew" (though all of them are great songs).
Also contributing solid songs are Jamiroquai, Days of the New, Fuel, and fuzzbubble, with two sections of score by David Arnold. Plus, there are two incredible songs found on this soundtrack, courtesy of the Foo Fighters and Silverchair. Both "A320" and "Untitled" are such amazing tracks, that you can't help but wonder what the heck they're doing on a soundtrack to a movie like this. It easily makes the cd worth the purchase, as long as you never touch the film.
1. Heroes - The Wallflowers- A pretty good song. Fits the movie if you think about it.
2. Come With Me - Puff Daddy/Jimmy Page- Really, this must've been the worst track on the album. A rapper gets together with the leader of Led Zepplin to remake his song. Does anyone see anything wrong with that? Puff Daddy=Rap Led Zepplin=Classic Heavy Metal.
3. Deeper Underground - Jamiroquai- A great jazzy funk song, although the movie could've gone without it.
4. No Shelter - Rage Against The Machine-Great band, great song, fits the movie.
Then they got a stupid remix:
10. Brain Stew - Green Day (The Godzilla Remix)-They screwed up a perfectly good song. They should've remixed another song other than this.
Then, 2 songs that belong on a different album:
Opening Titles & Looking For Clues-They belong on the Godzilla score. I doubt that anyone who'll like RATM and Green Day will like these songs.
Most recent customer reviews
very good cd and lot of very good sons on it and lot of good souvenirs about it. It's the cd you can't stop listen toPublished on April 9 2013 by Claude Couillard
i rated this album quite high because it had featured trakcs that were really good .
Track 2 , P. Read more
ANYWAY, THIS IS A VERY GOOD SOUNDTRACK. I AGREE, THE MOVIE WAS TERRIBLE. BUT, THE SOUNDTRACK HAD SOME GOOD MUSIC ON IT. THE BEST TRACKS ARE P. Read morePublished on June 4 2004 by MICHAEL TAYLOR
GODZILLA was the biggest disappointment of 1998. THE ALBUM isn't much better, sporting a variety of genres - most of which are tracks that have nothing to do with the film. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2004 by Tom Benton
hey now, i like A-320 from foo fighters....its a good song probably one of my personal favs from foo fighters...Published on Dec 4 2003
I admit that some of these songs are lacking on talent, but most are pretty cool! Theres the cover on Bowies "Heros" by the Wallflowers. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2003 by Evan N.
Sorry, i guess this review won't be 'helpful'. But I was just wondering: is this the only place i can find No Shelter? That song rules... Rage is so good. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2003 by someguy