OST - Moulin Rouge
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  • Summary: This soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's musical has a little bit of everything -- often within a single song. For example, Beck and Timbaland covering David Bowie's "Diamond Dogs." Or Bowie himself with Massive Attack on a new song, "Nature Boy." There's also Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink on the Pattie LaBelle track "Little Marmalade," Bono and Gavin Friday singing "Children of the Revolution," and contributions from Fatboy Slim and Rufus Wainwright. And last, but not least, are the medleys sung by the cast members themselves... just try to imagine Nicole Kidman singing Madonna songs. But was it really necessary to include a cover of "Rhythm of the Night?" Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. A difficult album to wrap your head around, but embraceable nonetheless. [18 May 2001, p.81]
  2. The only significant problem with Kidman and McGregor's numbers, which constitute half of this 15-track set, is that they don't work as well without the accompanying visuals.
  3. 60
    Really, it's not as bad as it sounds.
  4. Between the songs sung by the cast and those by famous popsters, Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film "Moulin Rouge" has a split personality, but this purposefully assembled collection is more cohesive than you'd think -- and that's something that can't really be said for most modern film albums.
  5. This anachronistic pop mix is unpleasant, grating, annoying, and to be honest, seemingly pointless.
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