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The Best Man (1999 Film)
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Soundtracks
Love, trust, and loyalty are themes shared by The Best Man's script and the soundtrack. Instead of a hodgepodge of inspirational songs, the album carries a story that parallels that of the film (all but two of the tracks a... more »
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Love, trust, and loyalty are themes shared by The Best Man's script and the soundtrack. Instead of a hodgepodge of inspirational songs, the album carries a story that parallels that of the film (all but two of the tracks appear in the movie). Near the beginning, Maxwell's sultry voice warns a lover to keep things truthful on "Let's Not Play the Game," arguably the disc's sexiest track. After the damage is done, Faith Evans aggressively justifies infidelity on the upbeat "Best Man." The mood-setting "Turn the Lights Down Low," a studio-engineered duet between Lauryn Hill and the late Bob Marley, leans toward physical and emotional reconciliation. While the soundtrack may not be enough to comfort a groom whose best man has slept with his bride, The Best Man is full of heartfelt soul. --Celine Wong
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The Best Man Wins
(4 out of 5 stars)
"How often does a soundtrack come along that actually contains music pretaining to the actual movie? The Best Man sountrack is conglomerence of tracks from today's most well respected artists. Hip-hop/r&b's reigning queen, Lauryn Hill teams up with the late Bob Marley on a beautifully redone track of "Turn Your Lights Down Low." Introspective and contraversial rap group The Roots start off the album with their upbeat "What You Want", and the very soulful Maxwell contributes two new tracks to the album, "Let's Not Play The Game" and "As My Girl." Though the love infused ballads and sultry r&b cuts are enough to keep the record on top, "The Best Man" has it's low points. The Sporty Theives' "Hit It Up" seems to be misplaced in the ocean of love songs, and "The Best Man I Can Be", which teams up Ginuwine, Tyrese, R.L., and Case, is a musty, ill-fated anthem for men with morality. However, "The Best Man" is able to hold it's weight and hits hard with passion and love."
This is the best soundtrack I've heard in a while.
J. Highsmith | Mitchellville, Maryland United States | 02/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In today's world of movie soundtracks, I guess the goal is to gather as many artists as possible, go in the studio and contribute a song each to make a soundtrack. The problem with this is that many of today's soundtracks sound rushed and the artist doesn't give as high quality of a performance on a soundtrack as they would do with their own album. Whoever made "The Best Man" soundtrack didn't do this. Quality performances are given by Maxwell, "Let's Not Play The Game", Eric Benet, "Poetry Girl", Kenny Lattimore, "Beautiful Girl", Faith Evans "Best Man", and Lauryn Hillw/ Bob Marley "Turn Your Lights Down Low". Beyonce from Destiny's Child, Marc Nelson, Allure and The Best Man Quartet also give quality performances. Hopefully this soundtrack will set a new standard among movie soundtracks. If you're going to pay the artists that you do to contribute songs to a soundtrack, come with the real or just leave that song in the archives somewhere."
Mary Ann | Warren, Ohio United States | 02/15/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Can anyone tell me why "As" by Stevie Wonder is not on this soundtrack?? It's the song they play when they advertise the movie and in my opinion, the best song in the movie!!!"