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Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack For An Oliver Stone Film
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Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack For An Oliver Stone Film
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Another Oliver Stone film hailed by many as some sort of genius. Nine Inch Nail's Trent Reznor was brought in to helm the soundtrack. He shows a gift for choosing diverse, if somewhat disparate musicians, running the gamut...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack For An Oliver Stone Film
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 19
Label: Fontana Interscope
Original Release Date: 8/23/1994
Release Date: 8/23/1994
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics, Soundtrack
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock, Soundtracks, Metal
Styles: Americana, Classic Country, Indie & Lo-Fi, Goth & Industrial, Dance Pop, Adult Alternative, Gangsta & Hardcore, Pop Rap, Funk, Folk Rock, Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 606949246020, 0606949246020, 643346011813, 765449246029

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Another Oliver Stone film hailed by many as some sort of genius. Nine Inch Nail's Trent Reznor was brought in to helm the soundtrack. He shows a gift for choosing diverse, if somewhat disparate musicians, running the gamut from Patsy Cline to Lard. It's a nice collection, if a little wanting for a thematic center. Cowboy Junkies' version of the Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane" is simply awesome, and Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, and Leonard Cohen lend superstar firepower, even if the songs are available elsewhere. NIN's own "Something I Can Never Have," previously heard on Pretty Hate Machine, is the most overt attempt at what Reznor was hoping to capture. It's Pulp Fiction for the schizophrenic Gen X'ers. --Scott Wilson

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CD Reviews

An Interesting Collection of Artists
Michael Crane | Orland Park, IL USA | 03/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I mostly got this soundtrack for one reason: Trent Reznor. I am a HUGE Nine Inch Nails fan and I try to get my hands on anything that has Trent Reznor either performing on or producing. Plus, I also learned that there was a new song by Nine Inch Nails that appears on this album that you can't get anywhere else. The soundtrack itself is all right. Nothing I'd listen to over and over again, but it's a nice thing to have. (Especially because of how much I love the movie.)The soundtrack includes a variety of names from the rock world and the rap world. Some included are Leonard Cohen, Nine Inch Nails, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre, Tha Dogg Pound, Jane's Addiction, and more. It also includes dialogue from the movie as well on some songs (which might either make people happy or upset).I love the new version of "something I can never have" that includes dialogue from the movie and plays more of an instrumental part this time around. "Burn" is by far the best song on the soundtrack and is worth the price alone. A very angry and heavy Nine Inch Nails song that will please just about any NIN fan. I also love the two rap songs by Tha Dogg Pound and Dr. Dre.This isn't the greatest soundtrack that I've bought, but it's a pretty decent one. If you love the movie and are familiar with the music you hear in it, then I'd suggest to you to check it out. Again, I mainly got it because I am a big Trent Reznor fan and will buy just about anything with his name on it. "Natural Born Killers: The Soundtrack" proves to be a very interesting and well constructed album. Not the best, but very interesting."
One of the best soundtracks ever, but...
James O'Blivion | Nowhere | 04/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The reason this gets 4 stars, as opposed to the full 5 that it may deserve, is that I felt the album would have been greatly improved had it been released in a 2-disc format...even if only as a Limited Edition. The reason for this is simple...NBK had over 60 songs in it. And while 27 tracks is great in terms of a CD, it seems a bit truncated when one considers that less than half of the songs in the movie made it to the soundtrack album. And since the film itself was so reliant on music, it seems odd that they didn't release a lengthier version of the soundtrack...which would give a perfect picture of the film's mood, even to someone who had never seen it. The music in the film is, after all, practically omnipresent.Had the NBK soundtrack gotten a Limited release as a 2-disc set, that version of the album would get a full 5-star rating from me. The album, even as it is, stands as one of the greatest (and most eclectic) film soundtracks ever assembled. A lot of the great songs used in the film found their way onto this CD...but some of them failed to show up there. And while that's a bit disappointing, this is still a fine aesthetic journey into the heart of one of the best (and darkest) satires on American culture."
One of few truly great soundtracks
N. Lang | K-town (Kiel), WI | 01/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Usually when I purchase a soundtrack, I am overjoyed because I know of perhaps two or three artists on it, but then I discover a turd or two in the mix.
This compilation was one of few to break this curse. Trent Reznor's contribution to forming the soundtrack was brilliant. NIN's tracks "Burn", "A Warm Place" and "Something I Can Never Have" really captured the mood of this film.
Other tracks worth noting are Dylan's "You Belong to Me", the Cowboy Junkies' rendition of "Sweet Jane", AOS' "History Repeats Itself". But the true highlight of the album is Leonard Cohen's haunting tracks "Waiting for the Miracle" and "The Future".
Whenever the songs appeared in the film, they were extremely well placed."