Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. As an album, the moments of intelligent beauty aren’t quite obscured by the gloom-by-numbers and, considering how rabidly commercial this really is, that’s something of a little victory.
  2. While Sea Wolf and Ok Go offer up a bit too much middle-of-the-road perk for the soundtrack's downcast tone, relative newcomers Band of Skulls capture a riotous youthful energy.
  3. The New Moon OST has all the touchstones of what is considered, by many who consider themselves cognoscenti, "good" music-- from Yorke to Grizzly Bear to the more populist Death Cab, Killers, and Muse--but it uses its tastefulness to solidify the borders of what is acceptable, not to broaden them.
  4. The disappointing thing about New Moon is that it could have been better.
  5. Much of the rest is mid-level and middle-brow, from respected artists who have done better work elsewhere.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. May 29, 2011
    10
    Although the movie sucks pretty badly the album's to the movies continue to get greater and greater.

    The song's are FANTASTIC and are just so
    Although the movie sucks pretty badly the album's to the movies continue to get greater and greater.

    The song's are FANTASTIC and are just so so so good beyond description.
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  2. LeahT.
    Oct 20, 2009
    8
    I'd be the first to condemn Stephanie Meyer and Twilight. I'm an anti-fan. But the music snob within me can't ignore an album I'd be the first to condemn Stephanie Meyer and Twilight. I'm an anti-fan. But the music snob within me can't ignore an album with Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear, and Bon Iver on it. It's a good listen and I have to put my dislike for the franchise aside - audiophiles should be well pleased. Full Review »
  3. Jul 31, 2011
    0
    poop