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Spider-Man 2 Music From And Compilation, Enhanced, Soundtrack
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|1. Vindicated - Dashboard Confessional|
|2. Ordinary - Train|
|3. Did You - Hoobastank|
|4. Hold On - Jet|
|5. Gifts And Curses - Yellowcard|
|6. Woman - Maroon 5|
|7. This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You Know) - Taking Back Sunday|
|8. Give It Up - Midtown|
|9. Lucky You - lostprophets|
|10. Who I Am - Smile Empty Soul|
|11. The Night That The Lights Went Out In NYC - The Ataris|
|12. We Are - Ana|
|13. Someone To Die For - Jimmy Gnecco featuring Brian May|
|14. Spidey Suite - Danny Elfman|
|15. Doc Ock Suite - Danny Elfman|
Asian Version featuring Two Tracks Not on the USA Release: 'meant to Live' by Switchfoot, and 'she Spider' by Mew.
Top Customer Reviews
Jimmy Gnecco (?) featuring Brian May - Someone to Die For. That is a song that sets this soundtrack apart. You cannot ask for a more hypnotic track that sucks you in and makes you pray for Freddie Mercury to jump up, dust himself off and scream Momma-mia, let me go. The riffs in this song are so a-la the best of queen it makes the rest of the album bite the dust. Sure, it's a little slow, maybe sappy, and yes - the piano does make you think Randy Newman is doing another Disney feel-good "You Got a Friend in Me" theme song, but then Brian May gives his best Flash Gordon riff and gives the tune utter power balled credibility.
The soundtrack as a whole - 6 out of 10 and that's being generous. Throw in some Franz Ferdinand and Modest Mouse and you jack that score up to a 9, or even "NOW! That's what I Call Music 32" status.
When I saw Spider-man 2, I fell for Dashboard Confessional's "Vindicated", but this time I actually listened to some of the other tracks before I bought the CD, and I love it even more than the first. Whereas the first soundtrack was more grunge-y hard rock, the second is more "emo", still with a lot of rock but with a few softer tracks. The changes that took place from the first to the second film are the same changes that take place in the soundtracks. There are also a few recently popular artists on this CD, like Train, JET, and Maroon 5, but the underlying tones in the music are the same. The last two tracks ("Spidey Suite" and "Doc Ock" suite) from the score are great too, tweaked from the original versions but with a similar sound.
Overall, the soundtrack is great. If you love the movie and you love the first soundtrack, you are guaranteed to love this one. There are so many great tracks, you're sure to find some you'll play over and over.
The best tracks on the CD are...
1. Vindicated - Dashboard Confessional
Wow. Chris Carabba with D/C backing him up is fantastic, as always. I love Dashboard Confessional and I think is one of the most honest songs about human nature.
3. Did You - Hoobastank
A great track by another awesome band about losing who you really are.
4. Hold On - Jet
Wow. Jet is not afraid to leave their macho roots and sing about putting up a front because your true self ashames you. Good song about how people pretend to be something they're not.
5. Gifts And Curses - Yellowcard
Yellowcard rocks. They are simply one the best and most unique emo-bands out there and this song shows them off at their best.
7. This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You Know) - Taking Back Sunday
Never really been into Taking Back Sunday. They are a strong emo band, very good, just not my style of music. But this track rocks and provides a good preview for their upcoming CD (be sure to buy it, it looks fantastic)
The next few tracks also rock...
8. Give It Up - Midtown
9. Lucky You - lostprophets
10. Who I Am - Smile Empty Soul
11. The Night That The Lights Went Out In NYC - The Ataris
The rest of the CD is solid, just not my style. Most of the songs are on the same theme - losing yourself and trying to run from who you really are; sacrificing for love; etc. Very quality music at times from bands you would not expect to bare their souls in such a way. WOW.
Usually I don't go for the kind of slick "Matchbox 20 rock," this album is chock-full of, but ultimately it won me over completely. Heck, I even like the TRAIN song on this album, and I hate TRAIN! But on this album their song works. A mellowed out tune by JET works, even neo-punk-meisters Yellowcard works. Even the guitar work of the mighty Brian May of Queen works in adding a tinge of eighties arena rock goodness.
Like the film, the soundtrack carries tones of meloncholic isolation that give way to an uplifiting acceptance. The final two instrumental tracks from the original score album by Danny Elfman are excellent cappers and send you soaring right back into the film. I highly recommend this album for not only fans of the movie, but for those who like to just hear a good album, one that carries a theme and works as a whole--one that will be on repeat in your CD player for a long time to come.
Most recent customer reviews
I love it. There's really not much more to say than that. It's way better than the first Spider-man album. I mean Dashboard, Train, Smile Empty Soul, Ataris... Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by Amanda
Ana is a swedish girl who started out in an all-girl-band called Excellence, which was formed in a American Idol-kinda show. Her last name is Jonsson.Published on July 15 2004
I thought the music was great and like most of the groups and I wonder who Ana is and what group she is from - anyone know?Published on July 15 2004 by Dennis Carlson
this cd is so awesome, the songs are perfect for the movie, especially "vindicated" by dashboard confessional and "ordinary" by train, the others are awesome... Read morePublished on July 15 2004
The song that begins the end credits is 'Vindicated' by Dashboard Confessional, just for your information! Read morePublished on July 14 2004
I haven't actually heard the soundtrack because I really only want one song. Does anyone know the name of the first song played at the end of the movie during the credits and is... Read morePublished on July 14 2004
I watched the movie and I loved it. So it was only logical for me to give the soundtrack a listen. The think with soundtrack is that you never really now what's coming since most... Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by Julian Witt
I watched the movie and I loved it. So it was only logical for me to give the soundtrack a listen. Generally I think with soundtracks you never really know what's coming since most... Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by Julian Witt