OST - Moulin Rouge
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9.3

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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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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
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  1. DanW.
    Nov 20, 2001
    10
    Awesome!
  2. DidiH.
    Oct 25, 2001
    10
    great, absolutly great!! I love these songs!! ewan is so great! wow
  3. RicardoM
    Feb 27, 2007
    10
    Great album, accordingly with the movie
  4. JeffK.
    Mar 17, 2002
    10
    This CD just makes you FEEL GOOD, I can't believe that it has received such low ratings.....I think this is one of the best "musical" and "fun" CD's that I have totally liked....Ewan and Nicole have awesome voices...especially when they didn't know they could even sing.....GREAT CD guys and gals...and Baz.....GREAT JOB BUB!!! Totally an A+...love the movie too! Expand
  5. OliviaD
    Sep 10, 2004
    10
    its very good it is very emotional in some songs
  6. MaryD
    Nov 4, 2004
    10
    This album is the best i've ever heard. The way they take the songs that I love and turn it into duets etc. is just wonderful. The movie is soo powerful and has soo much meaning in it. Ewan and Nicole have so much on-set chemistry. The soundtrack has and equal amount of chemistry and harmony between the two actors. AMAZING! Expand
  7. RoseV.
    Jun 13, 2001
    8
    I loved the movie; I love the soundtrack.

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