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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Various Artists – “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

Album Reviews | By on January 4, 2014


Record Label: Universal
Genre: Soundtrack
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I was really anticipating Anchorman 2 and while I laughed during the movie, it just wasn’t good. I was just disappointed with it bigtime. I guess that’s why it took so long to make a sequel, because the first movie would be hard to top. I’m hoping some fine-tuning and editing will make it a much better movie when it comes to video.

The soundtrack was released around the time of the movie in December and features music from the movie, along with some dialogue clips as well. The soundtrack opens up with a message from Ron Burgundy himself. He says that you should go out and bring someone home and then play the soundtrack for them. There’s a few audio clips from the movie including one of the funniest lines in the movie involving OJ Simpson, Robert Blake and Phil Spector. At the end of the soundtrack, Ron Burgundy does a duet with Robin Thicke and sings “Ride Like The Wind.”

Some of the bands/artists featured on the soundtrack include: Christopher Cross, John Waite, Hot Chocolate, Neil Diamond, Kenny Loggins and Grandmaster Flash. Gee, which artist stands out from the rest? Oh that’s right, Grandmaster Flash isn’t pussy soft rock. The entire soundtrack is late 70s/80s soft rock and it feels like they just picked the worst music of that era for the movie. I just think Will Ferrell and Adam Mckay really dropped the ball on this movie and soundtrack. I’m a big fan of Anchorman and usually Will Ferrell, but this sequel stunk on all levels.

Bottom Line: Wimpy soft rock = not going to listen to this again
Notable Tracks: White Lines – Grandmaster Flash, This Is It – Kenny Loggins, Shilo – Neil Diamond
Overall Rating: 2 stars

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