A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
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.
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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