Artists - Ordinary Decent Criminal
Albarn Likes to Score
to be all the rage for the big rock stars to get heavily involved
in movie soundtracks these days. At one time, it was enough
for a band to contribute a single track to a film, but now
they are writing all the original score and dedicating plenty
of time to their picture projects. First there was REM and
the Man On The Moon
soundtrack, then came Bono and his writing for The Million
the trend is Blur's Damon Albarn, who has inputted a great
deal to the soundtrack for the new Kevin Spacey film, Ordinary
Decent Criminal. The three new vocal tracks Albarn gives
the album are joy, following in the style of Blur's creative
13 CD, experimental strings and all.
Day At A Time" and "Kevin On A Motorbike" will
be popular with all Blur fans, while "Dying Isn't Easy"
is a cracking final number, complete with gospel choir, a
instrumental scores are as good as any experienced movie composer,
while further delights can be found in Yma Sumac's 1954 Latino
classic "Gopher Mambo" and a new Bryan Ferry track,
"Mother Of Pearl."
most significant milage that turns the Ordinary Decent
Criminal soundtrack into an extraordinary, decent album
is run by Albarn, both creative and inspirational here.Once
again, Damon Albarn's touch transforms a project into gold,
and his venture into the world of movie soundtracks is certainly
as good as any of the major rock stars that preceded him.
Albarn & Guests
out of 5.0