Anyone who has watched Scott Pilgrim vs. The World will appreciate this album to the full. A collaboration of artist (some better known than others) comes together to create what should be described not as just a soundtrack for a film but as a collaboration album in its own right. Tracks from the band ‘Sex Bom-Omb’ (the fictional band in the film) are all written by ‘Beck’ so they sound like the real deal – make no mistake these are no cheesy tracks from a low budget musical. The track ‘Scott Pilgrim’ features on the album, written in 1997 this was the track which inspired the comic book series which in turn inspired the film. Blood Red Shoes and Metric (with Black Sheep – a specially written song for the film) also make appearances on the album, as well as Frank Black (with another unique song for the film) and Beachwood Sparks.
The Album also gives comic value with the fictional band ‘Crash and the Boys’ with their songs ‘I’m So Sad, So Very, Very Sad’ and ‘We Hate You Please Die’ which have to be heard to be enjoyed.
The album is topped off with Brian Lebarton’s take on the Sex Bom-Omb Threshold Track which is premastered in an 8-bit style which gives a great part summation of the Scott Pilgrim film.
A great album that can listened to and enjoyed regardless if you have seen the film or not!
Recommended Artists: Metric, Beck, Broken Social Scene, T. Rex, The Black Lips, Beachwood Sparks, Frank Black, Plumtree, The Rolling Stones.
If you enjoyed this album I would recommend: Fantasies by Metric