"This soundtrack has many great tracks, from Empirion's absolutely infectious remix of Prodigy's Firestarter to the haunting and beautiful Original by Leftfield. Other highlights: Toxygene, Little Wonder, Fire, Narcotic Influence II, Go, Cherry Pie(Underworld is always amazing, and this is one of their best), and Speed Freak. The rest are far from bad, and overall this is a great soundtrack. I don't absolutely love every song, which is why it gets 4 stars, but Hackers 2 blows the first Hackers soundtrack out of the water and is a great addition to any techno music collection."
One of my favorite soundtracks
Erica Anderson | Minneapolis, MN | 09/04/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Hackers" may have been a not-so entertaining movie (to me) but the music that went along with the film was and still is awesome. I only have the first two volumes. I like the original soundtrack slightly more but the second volume is quite good. Either way, "Hackers" has some of the hottest techno acts today, from Prodigy to the legendary Orbital. A former roommate owned "Hackers 2" and I immediately fell in love with it. Gotta love the Emirion Mix of Prodigy's "Firestarter". I wasn't big on the original version of "Firestarter" but I thought the Empirion Mix gave the song a much added energy that the original version was lacking. Plus the remix is a lot more danceable than the original version. "Hackers 2" was my first introduction to Brian Transeau (aka BT). The same can be said about Chicane. I just loved Luce Drayton's "To Be Loved" (Disco Citizens R+D Edit). Luce reminds me quite a bit like dance diva Jan Johnston. I wasn't really wild about the intro to Orb's "Toxygene" but once I got passed the samples, I got into the actual song. I just could have lived without the cluttered noises in the beginning. I think Leftfield's "Original" is one of the sexiest songs around thanks in part to Curve's Toni Halliday. "Original" certainly has a trip hoppy element to the song. I wasn't really crazy with the original version of David Bowie's "Little Wonder" however I thought the Danny Saber Dance Mix made the song much more interesting (just like the Empirion Mix of "Firestarter"). I wasn't too big on Scooter's "Fire". It just wasn't one of my favorite songs on the cd. Overall "Hackers 2" certainly is one of my favorite soundtracks that uses today's hottest techno acts around."
It's all good
Gidz | Melbourne, Australia | 07/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even if you didn't like the movie (which i thought rocked) get this sound track, it is the heart and soul of what techno is, or should be. With mdern techno gods like leftfield, org & orbital, you will not be disapointed. upbeat and in theme with the hackers movie you'll find yourself wanting to dance through most tracks on the album. The best track on the album in my opinion being track no. 2 Toxygene by Orb, which is twisted and powerful. GET IT! GET IT! GET IT! is all i can really say i personally believe you will not be disapointed regardless of your musical tastes anyone can appreciate it. cheers all"
The reason I'm hooked on techno
dieselessence | Ontario, Canada | 07/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"my brother gave this CD to me because he thought it was a crummy gift that he didn't want. so did I, until I actually listened to it. now both of us are scouring the stores for anything new in the world of techno. anytime someone asks me what the heck I'm doing listening to "that junk" I lend them this CD. it shows them the brilliant variety that's out there. the only downside of converting my friends to techno is that I have to hassle them to death to ever get this CD back!"
Way cool! the sequel to the Hackers Movie....SOUNDTRACK???
dieselessence | 05/31/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"ok.....a sequel to a movie is one thing, but a sequel to a soundtrack? Thats when you know you have something good! Besides the fact the movie itself deserved an Oscar, this CD is a must buy for any Techno fan, any movie fan, and any fan of the first Soundtrack! I have to give it 4 stars because.....WHERE IS THE SONG FROM THE WORM HACKING "Tag your it" SCENE IN THE MOVIE!?!?!?!? Go to the store. Buy this. Go home happy"