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. Think of New Moon as a sort of survey course in new-now-next rock: a mixtape with teeth.
  2. Grizzly Bear contributes a typically gorgeous psych-folk incantation called "Slow Life" (with guest vocals from Beach House's Victoria Legrand), and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon duets with St. Vincent on "Roslyn," which could warm even a vampire's heart.
  3. Despite a few upbeat moments that stick out like a thumb that isn't sore, songs like Grizzly Bear and Victoria Legrand's "Slow Life," Editors' "No Sound But the Wind," and Bon Iver and St. Vincent's lovely, truly odd "Roslyn" are morose enough for die-hard Twilight fans and stylish enough to please the most discerning music snobs.
  4. When a soundtrack works this well, with each track slotting naturally into a strongly cohesive body of work, you begin to wonder about the clamour that is sure to come from bands and singer songwriters to put their work forward towards featuring on the next film's soundtrack.
  5. The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack is an excellent album of cool songs featuring some of today’s celebrated indie artists.
  6. Invariably the guitars are played in a low, urgent growl, uniting many of the songs with a dissatisfied drone.
  7. The music on New Moon lives up to the story because it captures the day-to-day bleakness, along with the sexual obsessions seething under the surface.
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