Artists - X-Files : Fight the Future
Band Alone Cannot Fight the Future
A great movie,
a mediocre soundtrack. Oh well, I guess we can't have
everything. I personally expected more out of this album
than I received. Perhaps it is because I am an X-Phile
and I expected a soundtrack as great as the program.
This is not to say the album is bad, far from it. There
are just a few songs that I don't care too much for.
Chris Carter went
all out to get some of the hottest acts in the industry today
to be part of this album. He also stuck with some of
the bands that appeared on the first X-Files soundtrack Songs
in the Key of X. Some of these returning artists
include Filter, Foo Fighters, and Soul Coughing.
The album consists
of basically rock/alternative music. Filter does a cover
of Three Dog Night's "One" (One is the loneliest
number). It is totally different in style from the original,
played with classic Filter style - screaming and all.
Personally this is my favorite track on the CD. Other
highlights on the CD include a track from Foo Fighters called
"Walking After You". I would have liked to
have seen an original track for the movie from Foo Fighters
instead of this song, seeing as how it is on their 1997 release
"The Colour and the Shape". Still, it is a
good song, and you may have heard it on the radio - much lighter
than their usual rock songs. Better Than Ezra enters
the electronic field on this CD with "One More Murder",
a rock song slightly different from their usual style with
the electronic samples. X does a punk version of The
Doors "Crystal Ship", and Sting revisits his Police
days with a reggae version of "Invisible Sun" -
featuring Aswad. Sarah McLachlan offers a track totally
different from her normal pop releases - "Black"
is a very dark song with shifting tempos and a minor key.
The last song is the famous X-Files Theme, reworked and remixed
by the Dust Brothers. If you sit around or forward into
about 10 minutes on this track, X-Files creator, Chris Carter,
speaks about the storyline of the movie and how the whole
conspiracy thus far fits together.
If you are a fan
of the series, you no doubt already own this album, so you
can make your own decision. I am happy I purchased it
because no track on here just totally sucks. I think
I expected more, but what I received is nothing to complain
about. The few tracks on here I just utterly love make
the CD a worthwhile purchase for me. If you get a chance,
take a listen, but the final decision lies mostly on your
personal preferences - no need to run to the store right now.
: Fight the Future
3.5 out of
Buy the Movie!