Eclipse Score Cover and Soundtrack Review
The official cover art for the Eclipse soundtrack has been released!
Click here to pre-order it. OME, I'm so excited to hear it!
And Entertainment Weekly has posted a review for the Eclipse Soundtrack! But, unlike the Twilight and New Moon soundtracks, they didn't give it an A. But hey, a B+ isn't too bad of a grade:
Like last October's New Moon collection, Eclipse operates as a sort of alt-party primer: original songs from the genre's current varsity squad, with a smattering of JV newbies. Pomp-rockers Muse, practically the movies' musical mascots by now, provide the requisite dose of Queen-meets-Rush grandiosity on ''Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever),'' while Jack White side project the Dead Weather revel in swampy blooze-ooze on ''Rolling in on a Burning Tire.'' Vampire Weekend, stripped of their habitual Afro-pop swaddling, work the harpsichord-tinged twee of ''Jonathan Low'' into a pleasingly woolly tangle, though Australian chanteuse Sia's ''My Love'' does more with much less — her fragile ballad is so ethereal and otherworldly, it should be sung in Elvish. U.K. indie-pop outfit Fanfarlo's rickety ''Atlas'' sounds like Talking Heads on a dirt-road detour; Beck and British songstress Bat for Lashes trade haunting echo-chamber ?vocals on the percussion-heavy duet ''Let's Get Lost''; and on the heady ''Heavy in Your Arms,'' Florence + the Machine make like Siouxsie Sioux leading a tribal marching band into battle. L.A. unknowns Eastern Conference Champions co-opt Radiohead's dense existential dread, Band of Horses conjure up another beardy folk ramble, and this summer's palest citizens get a pretty solid ready-made mixtape. B+
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Speaking of the Eclipse soundtrack, NME talked to Alexandra Patsavas and Paul Katz (the music supervisors for the Eclipse movie), who explained why they chose the bands they did for the soundtrack. Click here to check it out!