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Various Artists: Lost Highway

  1. David Bowie - I'm Deranged (Edit)
  2. Trent Reznor - Videodrones; Questions
  3. Nine Inch Nails- The Perfect Drug
  4. Angelo Badalamenti - Red Bats With Teeth
  5. Angelo Badalamenti - Haunting & Heartbreaking
  6. The Smashing Pumpkins - Eye
  7. Angelo Badalamenti - Dub Driving
  8. Barry Adamson - Mr. Eddy's Theme 1
  9. Lou Reed - This Magic Moment
  10. Barry Adamson - Mr. Eddy's Theme 2
  11. Angelo Badalamenti - Fred & Renee Make Love
  12. Marilyn Manson - Apple of Sodom
  13. Antonio Carlos Jobim - Insensatez
  14. Barry Adamson - Something Wicked This Way Comes (Edit)
  15. Marilyn Manson - I Put A Spell On You
  16. Angelo Badalamenti - Fats Revisited
  17. Angelo Badalamenti - Fred's World
  18. Rammstein - Rammstein (Edit)
  19. Barry Adamson - Hollywood Sunset
  20. Rammstein - Hierate Mich (Edit)
  21. Angelo Badalamenti - Police
  22. Trent Reznor - Driver Down
  23. David Bowie - I'm Deranged (Reprise)

Amidst all the hype associated with this soundtrack actually lies a few decent tracks. However you have to wade through the crap for quite some time before actually stumbling onto a real gem. I suppose this is the case with most soundtrack material simply because soundtracks were never meant to be listened too anywhere outside of the narrow confines of the actual theater. The moment someone in marketing got a hold of the concept of releasing a collection of songs that had only tacit connections to the film itself as a singular entity, was the moment we were all doomed to find multiple copies of soundtracks in the cut out bins of your favorite music store every time you go to the mall.

A word to the wise, if you are buying this release simply because Trent Reznor has two self-named tracks, you are better off saving your money and buying the 'Perfect Drug" remix Ep due out later this year. The main reason behind this line of logic is because the two aforementioned Trent Reznor pieces clock in at under two minutes combined and actually only serve as prologue material for the tracks they proceed on the soundtrack.

The Marilyn Manson, Barry Adamson, David Bowie, & Rammstein tracks are nothing spectacular either. The Angelo Badalamenti tracks are perhaps the best material on the album short of the totally electronic Smashing Pumpkins piece. Angelo fabricates several very jazzy pieces which probably mesh with the film rather well, but fail to contain any type of hard hitting musical finesse that purchasers of this compilation would be desiring. However if you are one of those diehard completists I sense you'll pick up this album no matter what I say.

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