Soundtrack – “Watchmen”

Album Reviews | By on Apr 8th, 2009

Record Label: Reprise Records
Genre: Soundtrack
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“Watchmen” is the latest comic book movie, and one I was sick of hearing about. I was sick of hearing about all the studio drama, and sick of seeing the commercials for it. It’s finally over with it and doesn’t seem like the movie lived up to the hype. I guess I’ll find out when the movie comes out on DVD. I’m sure it’s just a 3 hour movie with slow-motion shots.

This soundtrack is quite the eclectic batch of music. My Chemical Romance and Nat King Cole on the same soundtrack…what the hell? I heard that they play most of these tracks in the movie, and they try to cram as much as possible. I guess if the filmmakers paid for licensing, they need to get as much use as possible huh? My Chemical Romance covers Dylan’s “Desolation Row” and its okay, but not as good as the original obviously. Other tracks you’ll find on the Watchmen soundtrack include “Times They Are A-Changin’” by Dylan, “The Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel, “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen and more. I don’t know much about Watchmen but not sure why they included a lot of random 60s-70s music. You would think this took place in the 60s. I guess it takes place in 1985 like the one commenter said down below. Is Marty Mcfly in the movie? Does he travel back in time to make Watchmen a good movie after all? Even if you don’t see the movie, the soundtrack is still worth buying because it features a lot of classic songs, minus the MCR song. Worth checking out if you’re the least bit interested.

Bottom Line: An eclectic batch of songs for a soundtrack.
Notable Bands: Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, KC and the Sunshine Band, Billie Holiday, Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen
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