Twilight Soundtrack

Common Sense Media says

A deliciously dark taste of Twilight.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Some dark, gothic imagery and tales of love gone wrong, but nothing explicit (excepting "Eyes on Fire").

Violence

"Eyes on Fire" includes the lyrics: "I'll seek you out / Flay you alive / One more word and you won't survive."

Sex

No sexual content, except for innuendo in "Go All the Way": "I'm going to let you have it like you've never had before."

Language

"Pissing" is used once.

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Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the soundtrack to the movie Twilight has some dark, creepy lyrics and music but isn't an overwhelming downer. Some of the songs address relationships, though lyrics tend to be more impressionistic than literal. Fans of the series will be particularly interested in the soundtrack, since Stephenie Meyer often discusses how music inspires her creations.

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Kids say

What's the story?

Teens who can't wait for their favorite vampire romance to hit the big screen can get a taste of what's to come in the TWILIGHT SOUNDTRACK. Featuring songs by Stephenie Meyer faves like Muse and Linkin Park, the soundtrack combines recent alt-rock album tracks with all-new songs, including two from Tennessee emo outfit Paramore. Twilight star Rob Pattinson also makes his musical debut here.

Is it any good?

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Edward and Bella's story is beautifully scored by this haunting, tension-filled soundtrack. Meyer had a hand in picking out the tracks, and they don't stray far from the novel's playlist. Although only one is a repeat (Collective Soul's "Tremble for My Beloved"), the mood is the same, encompassing emo angst, pop-punk rave-ups, and atmospheric ambient and folk. Blue Foundation's ghostly, ethereal "Eyes on Fire" is a standout, as is Pattinson's "Never Think," which has more in common with Eddie Vedder's work for Into the Wild than with Evanescence.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how Stephenie Meyer creates "soundtracks" for her novels. What do you think about this soundtrack compared with the playlist she posted for the novel? Do you think this album gives you a good idea of what to expect from the movie or not?

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:November 4, 2008
Label:Atlantic
Genre:Soundtrack
Topics:Magic and fantasy
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 13 years old Written byPraveenRajcoomar August 30, 2010
Parent of a 18 year old Written byKakarot November 1, 2009
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superb..especially " eyes on fire "

too..... much catchy.

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Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written bysapphire66 January 27, 2010
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LUV it

PARAMORE 4EVR! i LUV decode!

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