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Monday, March 23, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS / The Matrix Reloaded: The Album (2003)

The first disc hits hard out of the gate and finishes strong. It’s the nu-metal filled chasm between Rob Dougan’s masterful, pseudo-symphonic cool and Rage Against the Machine’s grounding contribution that destroys any chance of this being an uninterrupted listen. I’m fairly incapable of separating the score from the visuals and concepts of the film itself and, consequently, while it's commercially presented as brief tracks and a singular suite, I’m still surprisingly content. Don Davis and Juno Reactor’s duels result in both terse and spacious interludes that sometimes build and sometimes jump between demanding of you subtle, DJ-worthy grooving and wide-grinned heart palpitations. Only slightly less gripping than the film, because what flies, soars, turds be damned.

3 Bands Who Think They Get It, But They Do Not out of 5


cuckoo said...

I loved this album and it's sequel's OST.

I pushed them aside once I got my hands on the score only albums got released two years ago.

I really only like the first 5 songs on the first disc and 4 out of 5 of them are from older albums.

I'd give this particular release the same score but Davis' 2013 score only album a 4.

Neg said...

Limited editions :gonk: You're trying to get me to spend money :(