Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
La Femme Nikita: Music From The Television Series
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Cable has done some wonderful things for American television--challenging dramas that are too extreme for the networks get made, actors get to stretch their talents, and there's always South Park. But cable's also responsi... more »
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Cable has done some wonderful things for American television--challenging dramas that are too extreme for the networks get made, actors get to stretch their talents, and there's always South Park. But cable's also responsible for constant reruns of Z-grade movies, has-been and never-was stars, and, er, South Park. Striding the fine line is La Femme Nikita, a hit on the USA network, that wants to play in the big leagues (The X-Files, Ally McBeal, Melrose Place) by releasing its own soundtrack. Unfortunately, most of the acts here are either has-beens or never-weres, and few of the more familiar names stretch out to do anything truly interesting or new (even Mark Snow's theme pales in comparison to the one he did for The X-Files). Morphine are as moodily moving as ever, Fluke and Keoki contribute nice dance-floor numbers, and Curve's "Chinese Burn" rocks as hard as it did the first time it was released--on their Come Clean album. --Randy Silver
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Tara | Australia | 11/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"LFN is my favourite show ever, and while traditionally i am a pop/rock lover of music, i have always loved the music in the show, which suits the slick stylings of the concept. This CD has a great collection of songs from the show, though unfortunately it only really covers season 1 music. Nevertheless there is the quietly mysterious, soulful and moving tunes such as Beyond The Invisable (Enigma) and Fear and Love (Morcheeba) moving into angst and pain Loaded Gun (Hednoize) and Love Thieves (Depeche Mode) to the attitude and techno punch of Chinese Burn (Curve) and Magick (Keoki). It may sound a weird and diverse variety of songs to include on a CD but to LFN fans it is absolutely fitting, and every song can be related back to the pain, torment and attitude of the characters and Section One. But even if you're not a big fan of the show, don't let that stop you - my brother is completely non-interested in anything LFN but has his own copy of the CD which he loves. Only one problem, it doesn't have a sequel or two to include the fantastic voices of Sarah McLachlan (Do What You Have To Do / I Love You) and Rose Chronicles (Blood Red / Torn). You'll have to buy their independent CDs! :)"
I like this CD
J. Jewell | 05/16/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Being a huge fan of La Femme Nikita, I, of course, had to get the cd. While my taste in music normally runs toward hard rock and metal, I really like this music. It has a nice techno feel to it, with a little alternative thrown in for good measure. I especially like "Beyond the Invisible" by Enigma and Depeche Mode's "Love Thieves", and Curve reminds me a lot of Garbage. While I think this is a great cd, it has one glaring omission: Filter's "Nice Shot". Maybe the producers weren't able to get clearance on the song, but it should have been put on the cd. Maybe if there's a second release, it'll be there. You don't have to be a fan of LFN to like this cd, so go out and get it."
clary1 | Florida,U.S.A. | 01/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Even though sometimes I like the show more than others, I always like the music that they play. I brought this CD immediately after it was released and I was not disappointed. I really like the song by Morcheeba "Fear and Love". I would recommand any of their two albums, which I purchased and listen to regularly. I also loved the song by Beverly Klass, "Temple" (Unfortuantely her album is no longer being produced.) And I must not forget to mention Depeche Mode with "Love Thieves." Listening to it, I can just feel Michael's pain when he thought there was a possibility that Nikita didn't make it out alive(Ep #122 "Mercy"). The reason I gave the CD a four was because of the fact that they excluded a number of great songs like Sarah Mclachlan "Do what you have to do" and Rhea Obsession "Cun Lacoudhir." However, the music on the CD is great and I advise anyone who loves alternative music and the show to buy it. It will definately be worth it!"