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Office Space: The Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists
Office Space: The Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Soundtracks
 
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Ice Cube's "Down for Whatever" is the highlight on Office Space's soundtrack, a classy West Coast production with just the right proportions of laid-back groove and simmering tension. Scarface turns in a credible enough tr...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Office Space: The Motion Picture Soundtrack
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Interscope Records
Original Release Date: 2/16/1999
Release Date: 2/16/1999
Album Type: Soundtrack, Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Soundtracks
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, West Coast, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 606949030827, 606949030841

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Ice Cube's "Down for Whatever" is the highlight on Office Space's soundtrack, a classy West Coast production with just the right proportions of laid-back groove and simmering tension. Scarface turns in a credible enough track ("No Tears"), and the Geto Boys' impersonation of Bill Clinton at the end of "Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta" is funny, though not terribly accurate. But Canibus and Biz Markie's attempt to rework David Allan Coe's "Take This Job and Shove It" into a hip-hop novelty hit falls flat, as does a similar effort by Lisa Stone at revitalizing "9 to 5." Two ancient Perez Prado mambos tacked on at the end of the album throw its already shaky continuity even further off course, but they're such great tunes that only a fool would bemoan their presence. --Charley Gothic

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Spiced up the movie!
Grant | Columbia, MO | 01/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When I was about to watch Office Space, I was estimating that the movies music would just be a score. Man, was I wrong. The music first enters at the beginning of the movie, which as the movie went on, became more and more like the movie. What was the genre? Rap. Hip Hop. Yep. A movie about office nerds, you would expect something different. Well well, aint it a surprize? The music is great, especialy "Damn it feels good to be a Gangsta" which is a song that me and my friend Garret listen to, and love it.My Advice to you: SEE THE MOVIE FIRST. The soundtrack means nothing to you if you didnt see the film. Office Space is a laugh out loud comedy that popular person and nerd can enjoy. Any type of person will accept the movie and music which are both outstanding."
:Best Explicit Lyrics & Awesome Music:
rajeev bhatia | USA | 01/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am so impressed by the lyrics and music that I bought this CD when I saw this movie. Its amazing how our work environment and these songs have reality in common. Songs that really highlight are "Damn it feels to be a gagnsta", "Take the job" and "No Tears". Worth listening to all these. Kudos to the Office space team.-Rajeev rajeev.bhatia@usa.net"
Pencil-pushers of the world unite!
Scott Sweet | Colorado Springs, CO | 01/11/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I could've cried while watching "Office Space." When I wasn't laughing myself hoarse, I was reliving my daily despair through the poor souls onscreen. Using hard-core rap to express the frustration and anger of these STAGGERINGLY non-black characters is the perfect touch.As to the tunes themselves: the soundtrack works about 75% of the time. "Big Boss Man" and "9-5" don't do a lot for me. "Down for Whatever" makes the scene when used in the film. Mike Judge was smart enough not to just make fun of white guys listening to rap; he used rap to convey how badly these cubicle-bound saps want to break out of their lives. Geto Boys' "Still" is, well, a pretty hostile track.You'll get whiplash the first time going from "Still" to Perez Prado's jubilant "Mambo #8." My fondest wish for all you good citizens out there is that the soundtrack will cause you to rent the film. Call in sick to work, line up ten beers in front of you and enjoy the great cathartic document of corporate angst which is "Office Space.""