pharmer4 wrote:Thanks for the comments guys. A lot of the articles I write are more detailed than that, but they might not be about the type of music you like. My profile has the link to my site if anyone is interested, but it is mainly metal, I've voluntarily rated the site MA15+
I am also wondering, does anyone know if there is another place to buy Rob's other song other than iTunes, because on iTunes Australia (and possibly elsewhere), you can only buy it if you purchase the entire album.
Please note I want a place to purchase it - when it comes to music, I am scrupulously ethical - I pay for music to support the artists (especially since my day job as a pharmacist gives me a comfortable-enough income that downloading would be dispicable).
I am wondering what everyone thinks of the other songs on the album - I believe that Perry Farrel's song is the most unpopular, and I think that although it is a well crafted song, this dislike is well justified, as it does not fit well with the feel of the saga, or the movie.
The Black Ghosts' "Full Moon" I think is fantastic, as is MuteMath's "Spotlight" and Blue Foundation's "Eyes On Fire" - very very good songs.
On a similar track, has anyone bought the cinematic soundtrack by Carter Burwell - he's a pretty impressive composer, I must say.
I especially like his explanation for the original of Bella's Lullaby - I believe you can find his background story to it on SM's website.
I enjoyed your interesting and insightful post about the soundtrack earlier. I purchased the soundtrack about a week or so before I saw Twilight. It's grown on me as I've learned to really appreciate the lyrics, as well as the music itself. It's amazing how well stylistically many of the songs seem to fit within the scenes for which they were chosen.
I can't really choose a favorite song, but I love most of the songs for different reasons:Supermassive Black Hole
simply because it's a kicka** song that was great for the baseball scene;Decode
and I Caught Myself
because the lyrics seem to represent certain aspects of Bella's and Edward's relationship so well;Spotlight
and Eyes on Fire
because they seem perfectly suited to the scenes in the movie they frame (Bella and Edward "going public" for the first time, and Bella lamenting about Edward's treatment of her when they met for the first time in Biology
I very much liked Linkin Park's and Collective Soul's contribution to the soundtrack as well. I also love Flightless Bird, American Mouth
and read somewhere that Kristen Stewart suggested that song for the prom scene. It has such a haunting, poignant melody and I do appreciate the lyrics, even though I cannot fully understand exactly what they mean and represent--LOL. Go All the Way
was not one of my favorites, but it did seem to fit well with the "human" and teenage aspects of the prom scene.
I was very pleasantly surprised by Rob Pattinson's playing and singing skills and look forward to hearing more from him in the future. He seems to sing with so much emotion, and I like that he seems to sing more for his own fulfillment than really caring about what others think (in my humble opinion, anyway). I thought both Never Think
and Let Me Sign
were perfect to accompany the restaurant scene and ballet studio scenes and made the scenes all the more effective.
I love Bella's lullaby and I actually bought the piano sheet music for the score, just for that song. I know some Twilight fans criticized the song for not sounding like a lullaby or not sounding "sweet", but I think the minor key and haunting sound more effectively embodied the angst and intensity of Bella's and Edward's relationship. I thought it was interesting that Carter Burwell seemed to weave Bella's Lullaby throughout much of the musical score. I did read his background of the song on his website and found it very interesting.
Look forward to hearing more from you on the boards.