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  • Summary: The soundtrack to the second movie of the teen vampire book series features a remixed song from Muse's current album "The Resistance" and new songs from Death Cab For Cutie, The Killers, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, Anya Marina, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Hurricane Bells,The soundtrack to the second movie of the teen vampire book series features a remixed song from Muse's current album "The Resistance" and new songs from Death Cab For Cutie, The Killers, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, Anya Marina, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Hurricane Bells, Sea Wolf, OK Go, Editors, and Grizzly Bear featuring Beach House's Victoria Legrand. Collapse
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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Much of the rest is mid-level and middle-brow, from respected artists who have done better work elsewhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Mar 3, 2015
    10
    I just do not understand at all how this has a 4.8 average rating. This is probably one of the best movie soundtracks I've heard with wellI just do not understand at all how this has a 4.8 average rating. This is probably one of the best movie soundtracks I've heard with well respected and critically acclaimed musicians like St. Vincent, Bon Iver, Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear and Death Cab. What could there possibly be not to like? I absolutely do not get it. Expand
  2. 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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  3. 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. Expand
  4. Nov 4, 2010
    4
    3-4 good songs at most with Grizzly Bear being one of them. The rest are nothing special.
  5. EdwardC.
    Oct 20, 2009
    0
    Really indie bands aren't on the fucking Twilight soundtrack.