The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack

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THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON SOUNDTRACK

Chop Shop/Atlantic

(4 STARS)

After being moved up four days ahead of release schedule because of high demand, the soundtrack for the latest movie in the Twilight Saga, New Moon, hit stores and online merchants on October, 16th. Kicked off with “Meet Me On The Equinox” by Death Cab for Cutie, the album has a clean and crisp indie rock sound and, yet, mixes with the melodic and electronic sounds of Lykke Li and Thom Yorke quite beautifully.

Featuring 15 tracks, at least 12 of them great, it’s no wonder how this album, like the series’ first soundtrack, soared straight to the top of Billboard charts last week. The Saga’s soundtracks are the first soundtrack and sequel to both reach the number one position in the Billboard Top 200.

The entire album has a dark melodic feel to it – akin to the style of the Saga itself. It is pleasantly complimented by the more upbeat track: “I Belong To You (New Moon Remix)” by Muse. The tempo of the album is a bit slower, but it is far from slow itself. All of the music featured on the soundtrack is original and exclusive to the soundtrack. About half of the tracks feature acoustic guitars with or without drums, while the rest are a blend of indie, alternative, and just plain ole’ rock.

“Done All Wrong” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is a wonderful acoustic track and its rustic feel coincides nicely with the rest of the album. Other tracks to definitely check out are “A White Demon Love Song” by The Killers and “Monsters” by Hurricane Bells. Pay attention to Sea Wolf’s “The Violet Hour” to catch one of the soundtrack’s more upbeat songs. If you’re a fan of Twilight, don’t miss the last track by the film’s score composer, Alexandre Desplat, aptly titled “New Moon [The Meadow].”

Overall, the album is probably worth what you’ll end up forking over for it. It never clashes with itself, which is something many soundtracks, seemingly, can’t avoid. With so many good songs, you’ll hardly notice the one or two worth skipping.

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  1. i love you taylor lautner i want to become a wolf and show off in front of my friends and let everything go iam a smarty sometimes you can push me and i listen to everyone i want to kiss you so badly i missed you so much my darling i missed the hearing your voice in the wind i would have chosen you as my boyfriend and let things burn out my dear
    i loved since the whole new moon and twilight thing i missed falling in the water and iam excited about the movie called away from this…i am the kid named nania i missed the show because i missed the laughts.

  2. i seem to love to swim inside the hot tub that noone can see me and my friends because iam hiding the fact that iAM not loving the way that i look anyways i loved the wolves so much that i think maybe i can do the exercises you do because i think that we need some time together sorry about MISSING THE MAGIC CLASSES THAT I LEARNING THE SIMLPE WAYS OF MAGIC TO MY LIFE I LIKE THE MOVIE SHARK AND LAVA GIRL BUT MEANING THE MOVIE WAS FUNNY I LAUGHED UNTIL I CRIED THE TEARS OF HAPPINESS BECAUSE I SAW YOUR FACE….CANT SEEM TO WANT TO LIE ABOUT YOU ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS BUT I MISS ME OWN FRIENDS BY MUSIC AND LISTENING TO THE TELEVISON.Hey you are the one i wanted to see in a while now.

  3. Magic is my life to most who want to cause the meaning of life to crush
    i live by one life that was my own i think for myself and nobody tells me how to live my life inside my own house but that in my head so iam not every going to hurt you like all the other guys iam never going to cheat on you my darling but heres some mean things i dont listen.
    Sometimes i am a litttle liar but i missed you since the fight….

  4. iam a hero if you need some saving but please dont talk to my friends their rude to me and each other and want to make you kind of mean i dont want to talk to them at all because theres not need to ask you alot
    of questions about the wolves or friends and everything my dear….

  5. writing the song called very time about the men who saved my life this means alot to me hes more than a friend to me i know that he doesnt know.THIS CANT BE THAT WAY NOT SURE WHY YOU MAKE ME CRY
    YOUR LEAVING ME ALONE LET ME GO NOW YOU DONT MEAN ANYTHING MY DEAR YOU DONT CALL ME BUT YOU RUN FAST TO GET TO ME EVERYTIME I PUT MYSELF IN THE RIVER IAM NOT SURE WHY.
    Dont let me cry my darling the lights goes out my sweetie you dont care.

  6. i look there as i missed you not sure what you want to say but you said your sorry you cant do this anymore my dear whose going to call me your but i sleep inside your house not sure why you hurt me my darling what can i seem to say about you iam not going away close your
    eyes and see iam your baby you made me cry the way that hurt me.
    Each time i close my eyes unsure what you can be said ……….

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