Unlike Edward, Twilight Saga Soundtracks Won’t Suck

Posted on October 18, 2010

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Vampires, werewolves, and confused teenage girls, oh my! I don’t know about you, but I am extremely sick and tired of seeing Twilight everywhere I go. It is an unstoppable fad. However…Where the film lacks originality, excitement, and intelligence, the musical soundtrack makes up for it.

And no, this does not include Robert Pattinson singing this creepy lullaby.

I’m actually surprised that a teen saga sensation could produce such a unique and fitting soundtrack. Film-viewers, please appreciate the individuality these tunes offer. For non-twilight fans, look beyond all that exaggerated-monster lust and listen to the sweet sounds of the indie bands that are sure out-of-place, but we’re not complaining.

It all started when Muse’s “Supermassive Black Hole” whirled out of nowhere in the first Twilight film. Ignoring the songs by Linkin Park and Robert Pattinson, the soundtrack had hope. The pop-rock band Paramore featured two songs, Mutemath mixed it up, and soothing Iron & Wine sparked a little romance.

The New Moon soundtrack cranked it up a notch with individuality releasing 15 tracks of lesser known bands. Death Cab’s “Meet Me on the Equinox” actually became famous for the film’s use, and The Killers made an unknown appearance. A chase scene in the woods used Thom Yorke’s (Radiohead) “Hearing Damage” and Grizzly Bear adheres to the dramatic scene of an (impossible) attempted suicide. Sweet sounds of Bon Iver and Lykke Li serenaded, as well as upbeat Muse and Hurricane Bells.

Not giving into any popularized pop pressure, the Eclipse soundtrack continues the trend. Known bands like fun Vampire Weekend and Florence and the Machine introduce new tracks for the film. The Black Keys rock to “Chop and Change” and Sia, an Australian pop singer, offers a soulful ballad. Metric creates a feature song “Eclipse (All Yours)” to create the perfect happy ending.

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