Cursed was a film that was pretty much panned by the
critics. Having never seen it I can't really comment on the
film, so I approached this from the idea that would I want
to see a film that had this soundtrack? I can't say that I
was anymore clearer after listening to the CD, other than
to think that this comes over as the usual forgettable summer
teen slasher flick.
of the music is from bands which I didn't recognise and sounded
like the stuff that emanated, way too load, from a fourteen
year old's (with emotional issues - though I think that's
most of them, to tell the truth) bedroom. A quick search of
the net showed that some of the bands like Gus Gus appear
to have had quite a successful career whilst others are lagging
a bit behind. This, of course, could just be a Eurocentric
view point, for all I know these bands sell millions of records
in the States, but somehow I don't think so.
the feeling was one of "heard better". Most of the
bands sound like they are just starting out, showing their
influences on their sleeves. Most of them are reminiscent
of similar, but much better bands. I would hate to go through
the list of all the bands to say who they sounded almost like,
as they are universally poor copies of other better bands.
all were dire though. I quite liked Reno's Still Need Your
Love, but hey that's dance music which is quite generic,
so how far wrong can you go with a good dance beat behind
you? Gus Gus were interesting with If You Don't Jump.
But once again how far wrong can you go with a drum machine
and a good programmer? The most interesting track on the CD
was Freaks Come Out at Night which had a kinda funky
rap thing going on.
disc comes with four bonus tracks which hold the most fascinating
music, presumably composed by Marco Beltrami, who has done
a number of film soundtracks; heads down guys here comes a
So, would I buy the album? Guess I might if I had seen the
film and loved it. Overall, regardless of the sub-genre of
the music, I have to say I've heard better.
this item online
compare prices online so you get the cheapest
Click on the logo of the desired store below
to purchase this item.
All prices correct at time of going to press.