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A bracing song based soundtrack to director Miguel Sapochnik’s bleak sci-fi thriller, starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker. The selection of tracks was chosen by Sapochnik to help propel the story and define the characters. Set in a future where non-payment for replacement human organs can result in a visit from the repossession men, this is a dark and gritty cinematic offering. The soundtrack includes Rosemary Clooney’s mesmeric version of 'Sway', the joyful '54-46 Was My Number' by Toots And The Maytals, Moloko’s anthemic 'Sing It Back' and Nina Simone’s inspirational reading of' Feeling Good'. Also features new music from Dave Stewart ('Love Lives') and a reinvention by RZA of the William Bell Stax classic 'Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday' (alongside the original)...
The soundtrack to Repo Men, I have to admit, just wasn't my thing. This is a compilation album of various musical styles and genres that just don't fit well together. Anyone who didn't know that Repo Men was all about would find it hard to believe that the music contained here is suitable for a futuristic sci-fi thriller.
Yes, individually most of the tracks are interesting, but as a collection it just doesn't work. How could anyone stick Nina Simone and The Prodigy on the same album? I admit I enjoy both, but I have to be in very different moods to listen to one or the other.
There is a single orchestrated track composed specifically for the movie: Marco Beltrami's 'Repo Mambo'. To be honest I'd rather have heard more of Beltrami's music.
Overall this is a fairly disappointing album.
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