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Fantastic 4 The Album
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Soundtracks, Latin Music
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Multiple Genres Result In So-So Soundtrack
K. Fontenot | The Bayou State | 04/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like many others have stated, Marvel has had great success with the soundtracks of their recent comic-turned-movie characters. "Daredevil," "Elektra," and the wonderful "The Punisher" soundtracks have all fared better than their respective films as far as dollars go. With "Fantastic Four," I believe that Marvel and producer Wind-Up have attempted to create a mixture of sounds as unique as the four heroes from the film. Unfortunately, this alienates every crowd out there by only offering a few songs from multiple genres. There's hard rock from bands like Velvet Revolver and T.F.F., faux punk from Sum 41 and Simple Plan, hip-hop from Lloyd Banks and Chingy, pop from artists like Ryan Cabrera, pop soul from Joss Stone, a shameless plug for a seemingly Amy Lee wannabe called Megan McCauley and a whole mixture of other artists.
While this is a mixed bag, there are some highlights. VR's "Come On, Come In" opens this album with the hopes of a rockin' good time. Joss Stone's "Whatever Happened To The Heroes" is excellent. Sum 41's "Noots," an infectious, high-energy tune, makes this band sound a lot better than they really are. Ben Moody and Anastacia's "Everything Burns" proves that Moody doesn't need Amy Lee to stand out. Taking Back Sunday's "Error Operator" and the very unique (even for this album) "Kirikirimai" from Orange Range are also stand out tracks.
Overall, this album is hit-and-miss. The good outweighs the bad, hence the four star rating. Still, I'd sample this album before buying it."