Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists - Soundtracks, Christophe Beck|
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Album (1999 Television Series)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Soundtracks
Sarah Michelle Gellar may be saving the world from vampires but her TV show is also helping a few worthy bands get some much needed exposure. Dayton, Ohio's ridiculously prolific Guided by Voices lead things off with the p... more »
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Sarah Michelle Gellar may be saving the world from vampires but her TV show is also helping a few worthy bands get some much needed exposure. Dayton, Ohio's ridiculously prolific Guided by Voices lead things off with the playful "Teenage FBI," a strong distillation of the band's knack for the irrepressible hook. The all-femme Hepburn protest in true "Maggie's Farm" fashion (as in "I ain't gonna work on...") for the quickstepping, bubble-gum punk-pop of "I Quit." Bif Naked's arena anthem "Lucky" is perfect for staring at candles. Garbage are in suitably psychedelic glam shades for "Temptation Waits." Rasputina, the gothic cello ensemble, include the appropriate "Transylvania Concubine." The only misstep is from virtual old-timers the Sundays, who deliver a lazy-day version of the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses." But this is made up for with the inclusion of Nerf Herder's "Buffy" theme song and Christophe Beck's instrumental theme music, which round out this all-inclusive collection. --Rob O'Connor
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An excellent alt rock soundtrack...
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Simply put, if you are fan of alt rock and/or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you will enjoy this album. It is a nice blend of ballads and rockers that really sum up the general feeling of the first four seasons of Buffy. This CD is a welcome addition in anyone's collection, along with the two other Buffy CDs ("Radio Sunnydale" and the soundtrack to "Once More, With Feeling"). Below I have listed which episode each song appears in, because I know a lot of people are curious. 1. "Buffy Theme" (Every episode)
2. "Teenage FBI" (Does not ever appear in the series)
3. "Temptation Waits" (Does not ever appear in the series)
4. "Strong" (episode 1x5 Never Kill a Boy on the First Date)
5. "I Quit" (Does not ever appear in the series)
6. "Over My Head" (Does not ever appear in the series)
7. "Lucky" (episode 4x3 The Harsh Light of Day)
8. "Keep Myself Awake" (episode 4x13 The I in Team)
9. "Virgin State of Mind" (episode 3x16 Doppelgangland)
10. "Already Met You" (episode 1x4 Teacher's Pet)
11. "God is a Man" (episode 4x18 Where the Wild Things Are)
12. "Nothing But You" (episode 4x5 Beer Bad)
13. "It Doesn't Matter" (episode 2x1 When She Was Bad)
14. "Wild Horses" (episode 3x20 The Prom)
15. "Pain" (episodes 2x16 Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, 3x2 Dead Man's Party and 4x2 Living Conditions)
16. "Charge" (episode 2x19 I Only Have Eyes for You)
17. "Transylvanian Concubine" (episode 2x13 Surprise)
18. "Close Your Eyes" (several but featured heavily in 2x22 Becoming)"
Not just for Bufffy Fans.
Tobias Gibson | Chicago | 01/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Despite the gush of Buffy fans, this CD is worthy of purchase by anyone with a tilt toward the alternative or the old new wave. I bought this CD for my daughter who loves the show. Once you get past the shows theme song, you have a selection of some of the best alternative rock you may have never heard.For almost four years, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been appealing to early teens. One of its biggest appeals has been the music. This isn't your typical top forty schlock. The fans of the show will tell you its great. What else would you expect?In fact this is one of the best CDs I purchased in 1999. The only song on the CD that I'm not crazy about is "The Devil You Know"Some of the songs have a decided link to the show, such as "Transylvania Concubine" and the theme song by Nerf Herder, but even these songs merit listening to.My personal favorite on the CD is the cover of "Wild Horses" by the Sundays. It is hard to pull off a famous cover song but the Sundays have filled their version with a haunting emotion that Mick Jagger could have never managed.The CD should appeal to anyone who likes alternative rock and possibly even the adult contemporary crowd who swears the "New Wave" never ended."
Okay, but could have been better...
Adi Vimal | 10/22/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"CD has some good tracks, some great ones, and a few clunkers. As another reviewer said, where's Cibo Matto? And Morcheeba(played in "Passion") or Sarah McLachlan(played in "Becoming 2")? I know the collection was picked by Joss Whedon himself, but he could have done better. Clunker list, IMO: "Teenage FBI," Furslide," and "Pain." Tracks that make the purchase VERY worthy: "Buffy Theme," "Close Your Eyes"(any Buffy fan knows this classic instrumental tune), "Temptation Waits"(yeah, Garbage!), "Transylvanian Concubine," "It Doesn't Matter," "Wild Horses," and "Strong." Only one more gripe: I want a completely instrumental soundtrack by Chris Beck! The only track on the CD that almost matches the greatness of "Close Your Eyes" is Nerf Herder's "Buffy Theme.""