Various Artists - Music from and inspired by Psycho (Geffen) Do you think Gus Van Sant is committing sacrilege by re-doing Psycho? More blasphemy is to come with the soundtrack: some people, in this case Rob Zombie and Girls Against Boys, are just too feeble-minded to realise that Psycho is more than blinding gore. Think again before ditching the record though. Apart from Living Dead Girl and Psycho Future, the tracks brim on excellence: Danny Elfman's score is harrowing enough, while solemn beat merchants Howie B and Lamb did fine jobs in drawing up taut soundscapes with Once Is Not Enough and Fly. Meanwhile, Thievery Corporation's Honeymoon Suite - a track built around a sample from the original film's score - is a definitive dub trip. The finest hour, however, is from the Pet Shop Boys. Neil Tennant's detached deadpan, plus the bombastic electronica, contributed to the mixture of kitchen-sink melancholy and swooping orchestral pomposity that makes Screaming a majestic song in its own right. Dance music to accompany Psycho? Sacrilege for some, perhaps. A mentally challenging record, nevertheless.