our score: 2.0 out of 5.0
for Blade 2 looked extremely interesting on paper - fuel for what
could be a creative jaunt destined to open doors to new musical
frontiers. Unfortunately, the Blade 2 soundtrack sounds extremely
boring and contrived on disc. What could have been the birth of
a new style instead works as proof that some ideas are best left
said, it isn't that this entire album fails but rather that the
pairings are for the most part, ill-conceived and painful listens.
Take the Paul Oakenfold / Ice Cube catastrophe, "Right Here
Right Now;" an electronic artist who is considered by many
to be at the top of the game in his field of trance-centered dance,
Oakenfold instead opts to "rock out" with Ice Cube.
The song "kicks ass," but more in the "I drive
a pickup truck and drink beers in the cornfields" kind of
way. (Think Limp Bizkit). Eve and Fatboy Slim merely magnify
each others' ineptitudes and lack of passion for the work - Fatboy's
bouncy beats with Eve's rampant expletives create a song that
sounds more like Minnie Mouse's abortion than anything you'd really
want to hear again.
The rest of
the album continues in this trend - convoluted theories that the
biggest electronic names will undoubtedly mesh with the biggest
names in hip-hop. Moby with Mystikal? Hell no.
album does have it's shining moment - Mos Def and Massive Attack's
remake of Bad Brains "I Against I" is one of the finest
musical moments in recent history. Maybe there is room for collaborations...
but the others need to take some lessons from these two.
may work great as a soundtrack to a mindless action vampire flick,
but with the names listed on the tracklisting one would expect
something a bit more engaging.
get the bastard child.