Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD Reviewed on 8/16/2007...
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!
An excellent hybrid of great '80's songs with a modern edge!
Chris Orr | Wellesley Hills, MA. USA | 12/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although I was a kid throughout the 80's, I have always found that period of music to be uniquely upbeat and fun. In recent years, however, my tastes have tilted heavily towards hard rock and metal, such as Static-X, Kittie, and Limp Bizkit. Regardless of your tastes, I would highly recommend this soundtrack, which is a compilation of some of the best 80's tunes redone by current metal and hard rock bands. I particularly like Marilyn Manson's remake of "Tainted Love", which is one of the heaviest of the songs, but Goldfinger's cover of "99 Red Balloons" and Good Charlotte's great riffs on "If You Leave" are very catchy, fun and lively! I bought this CD just yesterday and it has quickly become one of the favorites in my collection.. great for parties as well!"
Soundtrack - Not Another Teen Movie Review
Erich Becker | Tempe, Arizona United States | 04/17/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Is there one thing that makes this album rock? Yes, and it is called track number one. To hear Marilyn Manson's cover on "Tainted Love" is worth the price of this CD. Sure you could use Kazaa or some other P2P device to download the track, but while the Manson track is what you paid for, the rest of the CD comes along as a bonus, and a worthy one at that.While most of the tracks have appeared else where, or have been around a while "The Metro" by System of a Down appeared on the Dracula 2000 Soundtrack, and Orgy's rendition of "Blue Monday" appeared on their excellent Candyass disc, this is the first time all of these tracks have been together, legally.While the Smashing Pumpkin's cover of "Never Let Me Down Again" comes up strangely disappointing, the rest of the tracks on the disc stand out as well known 80s songs, covered and re-mastered by some of today's hottest names in rock.The disc never really fails to disappoint, and the 4 out of 5 rating is only because a great many of these tracks have appeared elsewhere, are aren't dramatically new. It seems as though the producers of this album would have rather used old recordings from these bands, than have some new ones recorded. While Mest does make the cut on the CD, I would have liked to seen some more punk bands (since we know they do the best covers) of the likes of New Found Glory, Offspring, and maybe sprinkle in some Green Day for added flavor.All in all, superior disc, and one of the best sound tracks in years.-Erich Becker has 98 Red Balloons, one popped."
Where are the really good songs??
Auntie Er | 08/07/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have personally counted every song used in Not Another Teen Movie in the credits, and there were 42 songs throughout the entire movie. Answer this for me: WHY ARE THERE ONLY TWELVE SONGS??????!!!!!!?!?!! About two of these songs are ALRIGHT, but it makes me mad that they didn't use some of the better songs, like the remix of " Don't You Forget About Me " and the song " Prom Tonight ". Don't buy this CD unless you like being disappointed."
Angie | Knoxville, TN | 01/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD because I recognized the tunes from when I was younger. I have not seen the movie, nor do I really have any intention to; however, I love this CD. If you enjoy groups like New Order, The Cure, Depeche Mode but desire something a little harder you will love this CD. I really like Stabbing Westwards remake of "Bizarre Love Triangle." The song I bought the CD for is Mansons cover of "Tainted Love," I love it! I'm glad somebody got the idea of doing harder remakes of some of the best 80's tunes. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to load the changer with this CD and my Ramones!:-)"
Just what I've always wanted!
Auntie Er | Redding, CA | 05/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love it when cool newer bands cover old 80s tunes, and this soundtrack has nothing but. The moment I heard Phantom Planet's cover of "Somebody's Baby" I was totally hooked. Good Charlotte's "If You Leave" and Goldfinger's "99 Red Balloons" are awesome. The whole CD rocks!!"