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Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Metal
 
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Groundbreaking Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with 13 tracks from Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and more.

      
   

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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 31
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 6/30/1992
Release Date: 6/30/1992
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Metal
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, By Decade, 1990s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074645247625, 074645247649, 5099747143823, 074645247687

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Groundbreaking Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with 13 tracks from Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and more.

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David W. (dpww13) from YORKTOWN HTS, NY
Reviewed on 5/5/2012...
This was the beginning of this music for the cooler kids throughout the country. Then it was all down hill from there.
Now, music is dead. But I can still pop this in and remember the good times.
Lindsey J. from CHAMPAIGN, IL
Reviewed on 4/15/2007...
One of the best, rockin', nostalgic soundtracks of all time. Period.

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A perfect time capsule of the early 90s
Daniel Maltzman | Arlington, MA, USA | 04/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"1992, what a year. The early `90s was an exciting time in rock. Now I'll admit to having a soft-spot for hair-metal, but the late 80s, early 90s was getting pretty lame, i.e. "Cherry Pie." Although there were some good bands in the days before Nirvana (some genuinely good, some guilty pleasures) the alternative/grunge movement of the early 90s was a refreshing change.

The soundtrack to the romantic comedy "Singles" is the perfect soundtrack and snapshot of that era. With the exception of Nirvana, almost every major Seattle/grunge band from the early 90s is represented, as well as some other alternative artists from that era.

Even if you own the complete works of the bands on this disc, this album is still worth buying because many of these songs are not on studio albums or on compilations.

You know how it is sometimes when a band puts a song on a soundtrack...the song often sounds like filler or a b-side that wasn't good enough to put on a proper studio album. Not so with the "Singles" soundtrack. Each song on this disc represents the artists' best work.

Alice In Chain's start off the album with "Would," from their sophomore classic "Dirt." This alternative/metal classic is one of the album's heavier, darker songs. "Would" remains a radio staple and the blueprint that other mediocre bands copied from (that means you Godsmack). Pearl Jam contributes two songs to this album, the mid-tempo "Breath" and the harder-rocking "State of Love and Trust." They sound most similar to "Vs." era PJ. These songs remain two of the finest, if not finest, songs that Pearl Jam has ever recorded. Chris Cornel (Soundgarden/Audioslave) contributes the soulful contemplative "Seasons." Paul Westerberg (Replacements, solo artist) contributions include the incredibly catchy "Dyslexic Heart" and "Waiting for Somebody." These are also easily two of the best songs Westerberg has recorded. The Lovemongers (aka Heart) contribute a cool rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Battle of Evermore." Mother Love Bone (the prelude to Pearl Jam) includes their morose classic "Crown of Thorns." Soundgarden's hard hitting "Birth Ritual" sounds as though it could have easily have been included on their "Badmoterfinger" (1991) album, and it is easily just as good as any other song from that album. The underappreciated Mudhoney include their fuzzy grunge classic "Overblown." The CD goes back in time a bit for Jimi Hendrix's classic "May This Be Love." The inclusion of a classic rock song on a grunge album does not break the pace as its tone/style compliments the other songs nicely. The Screaming Trees awesome "Nearly Lost You" (from the "Sweet Oblivion" album) and Chicago's Smashing Pumpkins "Drown" round-up the CD. Again, those are two of the best songs that either band has recorded.

Every song on this soundtrack is excellent. There is simply no filler. It's a perfect time-capsule of the early 90s and a terrific introduction to the Seattle/grunge sound of the early 90s. It's a modern rock classic and well worth owning.
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Still the greatest soundtrack of all time
Beau Yarbrough | Hesperia, CA | 12/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Eleven years later, and this is an unequalled achievement: Even post-Tarantino soundtracks and countless other greats, "Singles" stands up as the best soundtrack of all time.Effortlessly blending all of the all-stars of the early 1990s Seattle scene except Nirvana, recorded JUST before they broke into the international music consciousness, "Singles" is both an amazing snapshot of a point in time and a great companion piece for fans of that music.Songs unavailable elsewhere from Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Chris Cornell, Smashing Pumpkins and Mother Love Bone is something of a dream come true for many music fans, and what's especially nice is that there's no filler anywhere on this album. Even lesser lights like The Lovemongers turn in great tunes, such as the band's rocking cover of Led Zeppelin's "Battle of Evermore."Sticking out as not being part of the Seattle scene is post-Replacements Paul Westerberg, but his two songs -- the only performer on the album to do two, although Chris Cornell performs both with and without Soundgarden -- are probably the best tunes in the collection.While this makes a great companion piece to the movie, which features music quite strongly -- one scene even features a character stopping the action so his girlfriend (and the audience) can listen to a good section of Jimi Hendrix's "May This Be Love" (included on the soundtrack) -- it stands alone as simply a great album as well.My strongest possible recommendation for fans of early 1990s rock music."