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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Review of the Underworld soundtrack

Fearnet reviewed the Underworld:ROTL soundtrack, and here's what they say about the UTS remix: "one of the strongest tracks on this album is Maynard’s beautifully bizarre remix of The Cure’s excellent “Underneath the Stars” (from the recent 4:13 Dream). Not only does he repaint the original with additional vocals and a more detailed sonic palette, but additional vocals are provided by none other than Resident Evil’s Milla Jovovich (who also contributed to the first film’s soundtrack). It’s a haunting track that builds well on Robert Smith’s dreamy imagery." (Thanks Kate)

16 comments:

  1. I couldn't possibly disagree more. Adding the vocals to the track ruined it.

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  2. I thought that the added vocals did absolutely nothing for the track, and in fact brought the quality DOWN. Now, if someone could remove said vocals, that would make for an outstanding track.

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  3. Foolnet more like it, her vocals ruin the song entirely, I thought it was one of the worst remixes I have ever heard, a beautiful song destroyed

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  4. are cure-fans small minded and not very liberal for something new? sometimes i think they are! it's the same when "just say yes" appeared. okay, concerning the current line-up i'm also not so liberal. :-P

    btw: imo UTS is a boring track. sounds like robert tried to combine "out of this world" and "plain song" (which are both fantastic songs) to create another cure classic but it didn't work...

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  5. Underneath the stars kicks both (Plainsong & Out of this World) their asses. Best Cure Song in two decades. Just like The Hungry Ghost...

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  6. Have to say I think UTS is fabulous. And aside from being dreamy, what does it really have in common with Plainsong or OOTW? No keyboards, all done with a mostly sparse distorted guitar playing open chords and some wonderful drumming and intense thirds. But then I thought OOTW sounded like elevator music.

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  7. I agree with Jeff K. Even though OOTW was one of the better songs from Bloodflowers, it still sounded dull as did the entire album.

    UTS however, destroys everything in its wake of greatness.

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  8. While I never considered picking up this soundtrack, now I certainly won't! If the weird-vocal-version of UTS is the best thing on it, then.... what is the rest of it like?

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  9. "are cure-fans small minded and not very liberal for something new?"

    YES! now sod off!

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  10. Reading this thread reminds why I love CoF so much. Small minded we might be but of one mind certainly not!

    But for the record, UTS is the best Cure track in a very long time, Bloodflowers used to bore me a little but I now find ip uplifting (don't start...) and I haven't made my mind up yet about THG - I want to hear it played at the o2 and then I'll judge it!

    I haven't heard the remix so I will not pre-judge that.

    PS: Just say yes wasn't that bad!!!

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  11. Sorry, but nothing kicks Plainsong's ass! I love UTS, but no way! :^P

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  12. Do NOT knock Bloodflowers. The quality of the album was awesome, as was the Dream Tour.

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  13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5kY-bc8-3A

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  14. Milla Jovovich (who also contributed to the first film’s soundtrack...

    I'm sorry, but what about her featuring in Million dollar hotel's soundtrack in 2000 with the company of U2?

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  15. I have a copy of this without Milla's solo. Makes it more tolerable. Reducing her to a backing singer improves it believe me.

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