Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Ponderous rock by some interesting new artists.

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Positive Messages

A mild message of social consciousness, if anything.

Violence
Sex
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Consumerism

Just the movie tie-in.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this interesting collection of "music from and inspired by" the movie is heavy on earthy rock anthems with emotion-drenched vocals -- all safe for young ears.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008
Kid, 9 years old March 6, 2014

cool

its music with no cursing or anything bad any one can listen to it

What's the story?

The SPIDER-MAN 2 SOUNDTRACK contains a collection of emotion-drenched rock anthems, performed by an interesting assortment of Sony artists -- including Dashboard Confessionals, Yellowcard, Jet, Hoobastank, Ana, and lostprophets. One of the strongest tracks is lostprophets' "Lucky You" -- an interesting tune, performed with the group's usual high standards intact. The collection ends with two Danny Elfman compositions from the movie: "Spidey Suite" and "Doc Ock Suite."

Is it any good?

Notable in its absence on the soundtrack is the wonderful lounge-lizard version of the Spider-Man theme song played at the end of the movie -- or any trace of the tongue-in-cheek humor that made the Spider-Man movies so universally appealing. So if you're looking for a CD that evokes the feeling of actually seeing Spider-Man 2, this doesn't even come close. If, however, you're interested in compilations of ponderous rock & roll by some interesting new artists, go for it. You probably won't be disappointed.

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