Twilight Soundtrack

Music review by
Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media
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A deliciously dark taste of Twilight.
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Parents say

age 7+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 27 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

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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What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 18+ year old Written byKakarot November 1, 2009
Parent of a 2, 2, 3, 3, 5, and 7 year old Written byMarshall78 August 16, 2009

My Kids Love It!

I really liked it when I listened to it. My kids love it.(Ages 6 Months to 7 years)
Kid, 11 years old March 22, 2012

Great music wasted on Twilight

Most of the music here is great, but there are some flaws. First off, Robert Pattinson cannot sing, period. He's practically mumbling throughout "Neve... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old January 21, 2013

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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