Thursday, July 6, 2017

CD Review: New Movie Soundtracks Bring Back Nostagia Through The Music

At the end of June, we saw two new soundtrack releases from Columbia Records. First is a mix of musical genres that make up the movie "Baby Driver" and the other is a return for Pharrell Williams to the "Despicable Me" franchise. The movie "Baby Driver" centers around a talented getaway driver that falls in love and wants to start a clean way of living after one last heist. The 2CD soundtrack touches upon every genre of music you can think of.
Most of the first disc contains hidden gems like the original version of "Harlem Shuffle" by Bob & Earl and one of the few Beach Boys' instrumentals "Let's Go Away For Awhile." The energy blows up with The Damned "Neat Neat Neat" and goes all out funk with the Incredible Bongo Band's "Bongolia." The second disc features some well known classics like "Nowhere To Run" by Martha & The Vandellas and "Baby Driver" by Simon & Garfunkel. The lead in of Barry White's "Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up" to Young MC's "Know How" to Queen's "Brighton Rock" showcases how well the crossover of musical genres feel on this new soundtrack. To find out more about the "Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver," please visit BabyDriver.
Hip-hop artist Pharrell Williams returns to the movie franchise that gave him a Grammy Award winning smash single with "Happy." Williams is the main artist on the new "Despicable Me 3" soundtrack as the new release mixes together original tracks with 80's classics like "Take On Me" and "99 Luftballoons." The new 16-song soundtrack begins with the overly addictive pop beats of "Yellow Light" as Pharrell does what he does best. Trey Parker (South Park), who voices the new villain Balthazar Bratt, sings "Hug Me" as if it was recorded three decades ago. Both Michael Jackson and Madonna get in on the action with some of their past hits, but Pharrell might have the share the spotlight this time around with the Minions as they sing "Papa Mama Loca Pipa" and "Malatikalano Polatina." To find out more about the newly released "Despicable Me 3" soundtrack, please visit DM3Soundtrack.

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