A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that the Beautiful Creatures movie soundtrack is almost entirely instrumental. The couple of songs with lyrics are free of graphic language or adult content. Though the sounds themselves can be a bit scary and brooding at times, the album is still an OK pick for all but the youngest of kids.
What's the story?
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) is a collection of 29 tunes -- all but a handful of which are instrumental -- from the movie Beautiful Creatures. Nearly all of the songs are performed by alt-rockers thenewno2, a British band fronted by Dhani Harrison, son of the Beatles' George Harrison. Also appearing are American singer-songwriter Ben Harper, Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit, and Alice Englert, who plays the character Lena Duchannes in the film.
Is it any good?
It takes talent to make an instrumental album that appeals to the masses, and thenewno2 has it. The electro-synth sound of many songs will appeal to kids and adults alike, along with the exceptional stylings of the immensely talented Ben Harper and the strong vocal performance by Alice Englert.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about whether the songs on this soundtrack are a good match for the movie's scenes -- do they help or hurt the movie?
If there were more songs with lyrics, which artists or bands would have been great choices to contribute tunes to the soundtrack?
Would you buy this soundtrack if you weren't a fan of the movie?