Spider-Man 3 (CD)
Review by Miranda Yeung
Unlike many blockbusters, which have soundtracks made up of music taken from existing hit albums, Spider-Man 3 has original music written specially for the film by well-known artists and bands. Bands including Snow Patrol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Flaming Lips and Wolfmother have created a highly varied rock album that reflects the movie's many moods - a mix of mayhem and peace, love and hate.
The album kicks off with Snow Patrol's Signal Fire, a big track that combines blazing guitar and swirling instrumentation. This is followed by a series of hard rock tracks, including The Killers' Move Away, Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Sealings and Wolfmother's Pleased To Meet You. The album becomes sentimental in the middle. The Supreme Being Teaches Spider-Man How To Be In Love by The Flaming Lips is a highlight. Its sober melody accompanies the superhero's struggles. This is followed by another self-reflecting song, Scared of Myself, by Simon Dawes. Things get lighthearted with The Twist by Chubby Checker and Summer Day by Coconut Records. Rock fans should not miss this album, even if they did not like the movie.