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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, Sea Wolf, OK Go, Editors, and Grizzly Bear featuring Beach House's Victoria Legrand. Expand
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  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. 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.
  4. Invariably the guitars are played in a low, urgent growl, uniting many of the songs with a dissatisfied drone.
  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: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. May 29, 2011
    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. Expand
  2. Nov 4, 2010
    3-4 good songs at most with Grizzly Bear being one of them. The rest are nothing special.

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