The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Soundtrack

Common Sense Media says

Brooding indie tunes OK for kids too young for the movie.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

While none of the songs are bright and cheery, most deal honestly with feelings -- an approach that will be well-received by young fans who are attempting to do the same with their many new emotions.

Positive role models

This album is filled with artists who largely stay out of the tabloids and remain drama-free.

Violence

Nothing too graphic, though some talk of death and bleak imagery; for example, "I was a heavy heart to carry, my feet dragged across the ground / And he took me to the river where he slowly let me drown."

Sex
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that when compared to the Twilight movies, this soundtrack is very tame. Aside from a couple of stark lines about death and some fairly intense expressions of love, the lyrics steer clear of adult content. They contain absolutely no swearing and avoid sexual descriptions or references to substance use. 

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What's the story?

The most famous young love triangle in the world continues with THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, the third installment in both the book and movie phenomenon. Like the soundtrack for the second installment, New Moon, the Eclipse soundtrack is filled with more than a dozen tunes by various indie artists -- most of whom (besides the band Muse) haven't appeared on a Twilight soundtrack before. Also in the same spirit as before, the Eclipse music collection is largely innocuous: it lacks profanity and descriptions of sex or substance use. While they'll want to watch out for the brooding, melancholic tone and the smattering of references to dying, parents should feel OK about buying this soundtrack for their teens or even tweens.

Is it any good?

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Anyone who didn't know better might think this exceptional soundtrack is meant to appeal to adults. Acclaimed indie acts like Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses, Sia, and The Dead Weather contribute super-solid songs that the producers compiled into an excellent flow. Teens and tweens who pick up this record will not only be connecting themselves to one more piece of the Twilight experience, but they'll also be furthering their musical educations -- for the better. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how it feels when a book is made into a movie, and scenes that were previously up to your imagination now have real faces, music, and other tangible items associated with them. Does the music in the Eclipse soundtrack measure up to how you pictured it in your mind? Why or why not?

  • What other songs might have matched up well with the Eclipse storyline?

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:June 8, 2010
Label:Atlantic
Genre:Rock
Topics:Magic and fantasy
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 July 9, 2012
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twilight saga eclipse soundtrack

Families can talk about how it feels when a book is made into a movie, and scenes that were previously up to your imagination now have real faces, music, and other tangible items associated with them. Does the music in the Eclipse soundtrack measure up to how you pictured it in your mind? Why or why not? What other songs might have matched up well with the Eclipse storyline?
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written by Alice June 26, 2011
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The Books and Flims May Be Bad, But the Soundtrack is Great!

First off, let me say that I DO NOT like the Twilight franchise at all. I think the books and films are terrible. However, my mother dragged me with her to Eclipse at the theater, and I found myself loving the music from the film. There were several songs by artists that I was familiar with and considered myself a fan of, such as Florence + the Machine and The Black Keys. Also, I hadn't heard of The Dead Weather before, but I loved their song on here, and I'm totally into them now.
Kid, 12 years old March 12, 2011
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3
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Movies=Awesome...Soundtracks=Annoying

These are pretty boring songs.

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