The Twilight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features 12 songs from the Twilight movie! The soundtrack includes two brand new songs from Paramore written specifically for the movie, plus previously-unreleased songs from Perry Farrell and Mutemath. As if that weren't enough, Twilight star Robert Pattinson (who plays Edward Cullen) has contributed an original song, "Never Think" -- his first-ever recording. The film's score was composed by Carter Burwell, and the soundtrack also includes his "Bella's Lullaby," a heartfelt song that Edward composes for Bella Swan in the film.
Jan 21, 2009
Chris Daughtry starts his first post-American Idol disc with a song whose title reviewers coast to coast will be grateful for: "It's Not Over." What an understatement. For the Idol-watching rock fan's money, nobody--not even Southern-fried heartthrob Bo Bice in season four--stormed the stage with more raw talent. That it translates so well to a solo disc (Daughtry was recorded with studio musicians; future discs will include a Daughtry-assembled band) proves all he needed was a little prodding, the kind the tube has gotten so good at. Here are a dozen songs that'll flick your rock & roll switch, whether you're a Creed fan, a club kid, or a mambo king: "Used To" and "Over You," a couple of early tracks, ought to arrive bundled with a road map they're so highway sing-along-ready, and "Feels Like Tonight" screws the lid on the premise that Daughtry can deliver a punchy pop-rock song without flinching. Elsewhere, the North Carolina family man lets his inner (and outer, actually) goatee- and eyeliner-type guy rip: his built-for-the-hard-stuff voice bites down appealingly on "Breakdown," a dark serenade to mental health, and also on "What I Want," an '80s-style fist-pumper featuring Slash. The loud mad dash of those songs leads to a midtempo wind-down ("All These Lives," "What About Now"), but as a mix, it works. Daughtry is a man of many moods--contemplative, explosive, insistent, humble. No matter which pokes through on a given song, he steadies it to a place as honest as it is accessible. Rare is the rocker who lays out so broad an on-ramp. --Tammy La Gorce
Review from Entertainment Weekly:
She may lack Amy Winehouse's saltiness and snarl, but the Welsh singer Duffy's sweeter vocals still crackle with soul. ''Mercy'' — a U.K. hit ready-made for U.S. radio — is a go-go number that's as sassy as a Mary Quant miniskirt. And when Duffy slows the tempo for ''Rockferry'' and ''Hanging On Too Long,'' her voice stretches to spectacular heights. The minor-chord-heavy tracks on Rockferry — each a kiss-off to a defective relationship — begin sedately and swell to a startling climax. Once the Dusty Springfield-flecked closer, ''Distant Dreamer,'' comes round, you'll be wishin' and hopin' for more.