Gangs of New York “Gangs of New York”

Album Reviews | By on Mar 1st, 2005

Record Label: Interscope
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I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this CD or not. But once I saw the film, I listen to this a lot of times. The only track I don’t listen to really is U2. I can’t stand them for some reason. I think it’s a girl I know who’s totally obsessed with them and cries at their concerts and shit. I hate that crap. Anyway, I wish Howard Shore did more on this movie and soundtrack because the songs he did were great. The songs was repetitive in the film but that’s because he didn’t have time to work on the album because of The Two Towers. The one track I first cringed to, and now like is the “Shmmy She Wobble” track. It’s the battle song that plays for the Dead Rabbits and fits the movie so well. “Dionysus” Jocelyn Pook was heard in the trailer and I liked that song a lot and it ends up in the film as well. Peter Gabriel’s track starts off well but then gets really annoying and loud. I found myself singing to “New York Girls” a lot when walking around the house, Finbar Furey. That’s one of the reason why I like Celtic music, the songs are great sing alongs and the choruses are catchy. Overall, some tracks are crap and others shine. But probably most people out there won’t like this. I guess it’s an acquired taste.

Bottom Line: Lots of misc. Celtic tracks on here, plus 3 great score tracks by Howard Shore
Notable Tracks: “Brooklyn Heights 1” “Dark Moon, High Tide” by Afro Celt Sound System, “Shmmy She Wobble” by Othar Turner and The Rising Star Fire and Drum Band, “Dionysus” by Jocelyn Pook
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