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|Danny Elfman, Rufus Wainwright, Rob Thomas|
Meet the Robinsons [An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack]
Genres: Alternative Rock, Miscellaneous, Pop, Soundtracks, Children's Music
Disney's animated adventure may be driven by themes of futuristic time traveling, but its musical score is a delightful, pop-driven hybrid that turns on decidedly back-to-the-future sensibilities. Rob Thomas' hook-rich sin... more »
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Disney's animated adventure may be driven by themes of futuristic time traveling, but its musical score is a delightful, pop-driven hybrid that turns on decidedly back-to-the-future sensibilities. Rob Thomas' hook-rich single "Little Wonders" and the All-American Rejects' collaboration with Danny Elfman "The Future Has Arrived" give the collection an immediate contemporary edge. But just as winning are disparate pop performances from Rufus Wainwright (the Nilsson-esque opening gem "Another Believer" and lilting "Motion Waltz"), while nouveau UK crooner Jamie Cullum turns in a swinging, piano jazz take on Wainwright's "Where Is Your Heart At?" as well as an inviting cover of "The Simple Life" in the same vein. Elfman's orchestral score returns him to the vibrant milieu of his early Tim Burton collaborations, supercharged here by a manic energy that seems equal parts Simpsons, Bernard Herrmann and Carl Stalling. Bringing the collection full circle is a big-band cover of Disney's vintage "There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" theme performed with loopy big-band charm by They Might Be Giants and the Jonas Brothers more disposable Kim Wilde update, "Kids of the Future." --Jerry McCulley
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Good mix of score and songs
Bryant Burnette | Tuscaloosa, AL | 04/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD because (1) I'm a big Disney fan and (2) I'm a big Danny Elfman fan. And it didn't really disappoint me on either front.
First, the songs. Rufus Wainwright's "Another Believer" is a great, Beatles-esque ditty that I loved the first time I heard it during the movie. The All-American Rejects' "The Future Has Arrived" is also pretty great. Rob Thomas's "Little Wonders" is another solid song, although in my opinion it doesn't quite fit the movie as well. There are several other songs, but mostly they are unremarkable. The one remaining exception is They Might Be Giants' cover of "There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" from the Carousel of Progress. That's a very apprpropriate inclusion; it fits the theme of the movie extremely well, and is also a good tip of the hat to Walt himself.
As for Danny Elfman's score, it's one of the better he's put forth in the past few years. It's very much in the vein of "classic" Elfman (that is, late '80s and early '90s Elfman). If you're a fan of his, you will love it."
Elfman Does It Again
D. H. Stapleton | 05/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can anyone say other than Danny Elfman is like gold when it comes to scoring movies (especially light hearted family fair). Anyone who likes classic Elfman (ie: Beetlejuice, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, etc) will love this score. From start to finish, another great effort."
The Future Is Now
tvtv3 | Sorento, IL United States | 08/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was just as impressed by the music and soundtrack of MEET THE ROBINSONS as I was by the visual images from the film and, therefore, decided to get the soundtrack. Like the characters in the movie, the songs on the cd fit into a wide range of genres. Rufus Wainwright, Rob Thomas, The All-American Rejects, They Might Be Giants, Jamie Cullen, and Jonas Brothers all contribute to songs on the MEET THE ROBINSONS SOUNDTRACK. The score is by Danny Elfman and is a pretty good one. The songs from the score that I especially enjoy are, "Goob's Story" and "A Family United." The lyrical songs that I enjoy most from the album are:
"Little Wonders"--Rob Thomas
"The Future Has Arrived"--The All-American Rejects
"There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow"--They Might Be Giants.
If you really enjoyed the movie or are a fan of Danny Elfman's music, then this is a cd that you will probably enjoy."