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Blade II: The Soundtrack

Various Artists

Blade II: The Soundtrack

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  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.

Type: Soundtrack

Sampling: 44,1 kHz

Source: CD

Tracks: 14

Language: English

Total size: 134.63 Mb

Year: 2002

Total price: $1.68


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1
Danny Saber & Marco Beltrami
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320
03:03
6.97 Mb
2
Fatboy Slim & Eve
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320
05:32
12.66 Mb
3
Massive Attack & Mos Def
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320
05:41
12.99 Mb
4
Paul Oakenfold & Ice Cube
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320
04:11
9.58 Mb
5
Bt & The Roots
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320
03:17
7.53 Mb
6
Roni Size & Cypress Hill
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320
04:14
9.7 Mb
7
Dub Pistols, Busta Rhymes & Silkk The Shocker
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320
03:44
8.55 Mb
8
Danny Saber, Fabolous & Jadakiss
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320
05:46
13.19 Mb
9
Gorillaz & Redman
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320
04:30
10.3 Mb
10
Groove Armada, Trina & Rah-Digga
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320
03:54
8.94 Mb
11
The Crystal Method & Bubba Sparxxx
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320
03:52
8.87 Mb
12
Roni Size & Volume 10
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320
03:27
7.88 Mb
13
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320
03:39
8.37 Mb
14
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320
03:58
9.1 Mb


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In general, this album was pretty great to me. A lot of sequels (especially "part 2's" in trilogies) tend to be pretty weak and just filling space. This wasn't true of "Blade II" and I think this is is owed in large part to the soundtrack. The choice of music really hilights the dark grittiness of the film. I'm going to point out here, that there are at least two songs which appear in this movie which were left-out of the soundtrack. One of those is "Tonight, the Stars Revolt!" by Powerman 5,000 (which plays during the confrontation with the "Reapers" in the Vampire club) and the other is "Name of the Game" by The Crystal Method (which plays during Blade's fight with the Vampire Nation's little S.W.A.T. team after he falls into the vat of blood and powers back-up.) Both are good songs and I'd recommend buying them separately and changing their tags so they appear on this album in your MP3 player, for a more complete soundtrack experience.

My favorites (of those that actually appear on the album, in order of appearance)...

"Blade (Theme from Blade)" - Good background music. Nice and jazzy but also with very rough-edges. This is what's playing while Blade/Snipes does his narration in the intro/credits sequence of the movie. It's not my absolute favorite, but definitely a "keeper." It's good music for driving, walking, or sitting around shooting the breeze with your friends.

"I Against I" - This is great pump-up music. It's a welcome addition to my "workout playlist" and is generally thrilling to hear. Its message is very warrior-like, mastering the self by conquering one's weaknesses and becoming unstoppable thereby.

"Right Here, Right Now" - Oakenfold has done some top-notch music writing here, although I'm a bit divided about Ice Cube's contribution. The sort of fearless confrontationalism is obviously well-placed in a movie like this, but after awhile the lyrics degenerate into the same old shameless male-chauvinist-pig misogyny that's always made me roll my eyes at the man. He clearly and openly believes that women have no purpose besides as objects for his amusement and tools of his satisfaction, and that does *not* impress me. It rather almost makes me ashamed to be a man. It also doesn't suit Blade's character, although those parts of the song aren't featured in the scene where said song appears in the movie. It appears in the scene where Blade and the Blood Pack are consolidating and modifying their weaponry for a hunt in the sewers after being almost completely overrun by the Reapers at the club.

"Tao of the Machine" - Also great "pump-up" and "workout" music. This plays during the dance scene in the club before the Reapers are sighted, while Blade and Reinhardt are posturing at one another with their guns. It has an excellent, enthusiastic and confident mix of heavy, overdriven rock guitars and rap rhythm and lyric.

Overall I give this four stars. It's only about one third of the album contents I'd choose to keep, but those that make the cut are pretty sweet by themselves.

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