A Star Is Born [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Image
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  • Artist(s): Bradley Cooper
  • Summary: The soundtrack to the 2018 remake of the 1937 film features tracks written by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper as well as Jason Isbell, Hillary Lindsey, Lukas Nelson, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Justin Tranter, and Diane Warren.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 5, 2018
    80
    The songs from the early portion of the movie are almost impenetrably perfect. ... Cooper’s voice, lowered for the film to create the world-weary, addiction-addled Maine, is surprisingly great, either crackling like a pit of fire when he begins to holler or settling into a warm, smoky rasp during the ballads. ... The music Gaga helps write for this stretch in Ally’s career, where she’s still brunette and performing with a man she is falling in love with, is gorgeous--romantic without being trite and powerful.
  2. Oct 5, 2018
    80
    All the songs make sense narratively and on their own, so they hold together well and would amount to a first-rate soundtrack, if it weren't for those meddling dialogue tracks, which wind up sapping any kind of momentum for the album.
  3. Overall though, A Star is Born is one of the best Hollywood soundtracks of recent years. Far from being Oscar bait, these are songs that could feasibly shine on their own--and ones that feel entirely believable.
  4. 75
    Yes, the listening experience would have been improved with tighter editing, but there are a great many sins in the world, and a soundtrack being too-faithful to the movie is hardly the worst. There’s real joy in this music.
  5. Oct 9, 2018
    74
    Save for a digital flourish or two on the pop songs that make up much of the film’s back half, there’s very little here that would’ve sounded out of place on blockbuster film soundtracks of decades past. At its peaks, the album delivers on the promise of its star-wattage with some of the most affecting and emotionally overwhelming pop songs of the year.
  6. 60
    Nelson co-writes many of Gaga’s songs too, which essay a slightly awkward journey from rock balladry to slickly superficial pop. In one sense, there is a tangible jump in standards as Gaga comes to the fore on the second half of the album--she is a major musical talent. But there is also a weird disconnect as the soundtrack shifts gear to anodyne modern pop.
  7. Oct 10, 2018
    50
    There’s undoubtedly a strong 10-song album lodged at the core of A Star Is Born, but unlike the film, wherein an outsized sense of sentimentality is rendered affecting by the more grounded performances, there’s not nearly enough substance here to justify all the bombast.

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  1. Oct 9, 2018
    10
    A Star is Born Soundtrack is just so good as Lady Gaga continues to deliver that country vibes that she has been experimenting on her previousA Star is Born Soundtrack is just so good as Lady Gaga continues to deliver that country vibes that she has been experimenting on her previous effort, Joanne, which was released to favorable reviews. Bradley Cooper's voice is incredible, it is amazing to see how an actor can actually be a good singer. For day-one fans, Gaga also gave them some dancy pop tracks, such as 'Heal Me' and 'Hair Body Face' produced by long-time collaborator DJ White Shadows. Expand
  2. Oct 6, 2018
    10
    #AStarIsBorn Such a beautiful movie. So emotional, you and Bradley are just incredible. Loved it so much, both of you are so talented and#AStarIsBorn Such a beautiful movie. So emotional, you and Bradley are just incredible. Loved it so much, both of you are so talented and exceptionnal. Expand
  3. Oct 5, 2018
    10
    Never be the same, shes brillant,talent, this album is the best of 2018, she won world
  4. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    Just a perfect álbum from Gaga talent, is impresso e and awsome Record thats lives forrver.
  5. Oct 6, 2018
    10
    this is really amazing, her voice is so **** good i can't even put on words
  6. Oct 5, 2018
    10
    The soundtrack catches our attention from the very beginning. The transition from Bradley's "Black eyes", performed in the best country/rockThe soundtrack catches our attention from the very beginning. The transition from Bradley's "Black eyes", performed in the best country/rock tradition , to Gaga's truly heart-touching ballads including "Is That Alright'', ''Always Remember Us This Way'' and masterpiece ''I'll Never Love Again'' is organic and really good-story-telling. Also switching genres is very typical for Gaga, confirming her incredible versatility as an artist. i'm truly captured by the lyrics - feels like purified love. Definetly won. Expand
  7. Jun 16, 2019
    0
    Boring and predictable, most overrated album in years. A basic album like Gaga's skills,
    the album is stuffed with banal, forced songs, with
    Boring and predictable, most overrated album in years. A basic album like Gaga's skills,
    the album is stuffed with banal, forced songs, with a text that wants to wink at Whitney and Celine without succeeding.
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