The Twilight Impulse

My thoughts and impressions of the Twilight Saga, written by the fabulous Stephenie Meyer


Hey, I'm a massive Twilight Fan, and thanks to my friends being fed up with having to listern to my non-stop chattering about Twilight, i decided to create a blog for myself to just vent and document my twilight obsession!! I'm current studying journalism and have aspiration to become one, so why not write about something as awesome as the Twilight Saga!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My Eclipse Soundtrack Review

Summit was kind enough to let everyone listen to the Eclipse Soundtrack before it was released!! Awww, how sweet!! So, the entire album was uploaded to the official soundtrack site, and it's going to remain there for 24 hours!! :) That's awesome, so everyone can hear it before they buy it!! I'm SO happy with the soundtrack at the moment. I've already expressed my love for Muses' single, so i'll just give my mini review on the rest of the soundtrack. By the way, i typed this last night at 2-3am, so it may not be that well written.


Eclipse (All Yours) by Metric – I LOVE IT!!! I don’t usually like music like that, but really like this song. I think it fits perfectly the tone of Eclipse, and I can imagine this song in the film. They did a good job with continuity because the songs from New Moon and Eclipse all fit together. I SO LOVE THIS SONG!!! The vocals are beautiful and it makes me want to sing along!! :)

Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever) by Muse – I already did I write up about how much I love this song!! I have a new found love for Muse now! I used to think they were just ok, and the only song I liked was “Super Massive Blackhole”. However, I’ve only recently started liking “Uprising”, “Resistance” and “Undisclosed Desires”. Now, after “Neutron Star Collision” was released, I bough Muses’ latest album “The Resistance.” I’m glad I did, because I like it.

Ours by The Bravery – OMG, I LOVE THIS SONG!!!! I’ve never heard of these guys before, but I’m loving this song. Great melody, great lyrics, I love the chord progression and the vocals. It’s dark and solemn and at the same time it has a great beat that makes you want to bop along. LOVE <33 It’s very indie rock, and I LOVE it!!! Probably one of my favourites on the entire Eclipse Soundtrack.

Heavy in Your Arms by Florence and the Machine – OK, I don’t like this song. I can see how it might fit a particular scene, but I wouldn’t listen to this on my Ipod or anything. It’s just not my taste in music. I’ve heard of them before, and their song “You’ve got the Love” is ok, and I don’t mind listening to it on the radio, but I didn’t buy it. I guess I just don’t like their music. I wasn’t too excited to hear that they were possibly on the soundtrack. Not crazy about this song.

My Love by Sia – I have high expectations considering one of my favourite songs is by Sia. It’s called Breathe Me, so I’m hoping high for this. OK, WOW!!! I love it already and it’s only been 50 seconds in. Beautiful song. Lovely piano and vocals. I just love listening to solo acoustic piano, vocals, and strings. They sound gorgeous together. I really LOVE this song. I would listen to this in my car or doing homework or something. <33 Heart it, totally!! It's going to be one of my favourites, i can tell.

Atlas by Fanfarlo – It’s ok, I don’t hate it and I don’t love it. I can see it being in Eclipse though. I’m sure it fits the movie perfectly; however it’s just meh for me at the moment. Maybe just because I just got my mind blown by Sia. However, I may change my mind when I see Eclipse and can place the song with a particular scene. It changed the may I saw the New Moon soundtrack. Half of those song i though where meh, but after seeing them in New Moon i really started to like them more.

Chop and Change by The Black Keys – Ok, I’m liking this. It’s very downbeat, and funky. Very classic rhythm and blues. It could even pass as blues/jazz, although it doesn’t have any brass, or woodwind instruments. Although, I do like this. I don’t love it, but I do like it. I’m sure it will grow on me the more I listen to it. This is just my first time around and its 2am.

Rolling In On A Burning Tire by The Dead Weather – I don’t know if it’s because I’m so tried, but does this sound a bit like Chop and Change by The Black Keys?? There is just a little riff of a melody that sounds like it. I listen again in the morning, to see, because it might just be because I’m tired. This track is ok, I don’t like it but I don’t hate it. I wouldn’t listen to it but I’m sure it’s fine in Eclipse.

Let’s Get Lost by Beck and Bat for Lashes – I’m not sure what to think of this. It’s alright, but a few of the other songs are a lot better. Well, in my opinion. I can totally see this being played in the background when Bella is trying to seduce Edward in his bedroom, in the chapter “Compromise”. I don’t know why, but that’s what the beat and the lyrics sound like. Oh well, we’ll soon find out!! ;)

Jonathan Low by Vampire Weekend – I’m not feeling this song. Don’t know why. I’ve only recently heard of Vampire Weekend, as one of my roommates loves them, and I don’t really like them. I’ve listened to their music, and it’s ok, but not good enough in my honest opinion for me to listen and buy their music. Its just a meh band for me. Nothing really stands out a great, or good. It's just meh.

With You In My Head by UNKLE – I don’t like this song either. It sounds really weird, and science-fiction like. I’m just not crazy about the vocals, the melody, the key, or the tone. I know that it will probably fit a montage, or in the background of a cool chase or fight scene. It will fit well within a film perspective, but I just wouldn’t listen to this song because I like it.

A Million Miles an Hour by Eastern Conference Champions - I like this. It’s really indie rock, which I love. It’s got that kind of beat that you can just slowly groove to. It’s pretty cool. Although, I cant understand any of the vocals. I like the deep base guitar rhythm and the slow building of the song towards the climax and the little cadence at the end. Pretty sweet.

Life On Earth by Band Of Horses – OK, I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!! Beautiful guitar at the very beginning. Love the gorgeous soft vocals that chime in at the begging, and slowly change into the lyrics of the songs. Very haunting, and it kinda reminds me of Coldplay. They have that very slow, hauntingly beautiful sound with the guitar, the piano and the vocals. I really like this song! :)

What Part Of Forever by Cee Lo Green – I LOVE THIS!!! It’s very up beat, boppy, and very feel good compared to all of the other songs. I like having this on the soundtrack because it is so needed. The Eclipse soundtrack would be too depressing without a few songs like this. It kinda reminds me of The Violet Hour by Sea Wolf on the New Moon Soundtrack. I like this song. 

Jacob’s Theme by Howard Shore OMG!!! Jacob’s Theme is SO sad!!! Beautiful piano!! I LOVE IT!!! It’s going to be SO heartbreaking in Eclipse. Taylor Lautner’s acting made me so sad in New Moon. Especially with all of that emotion that Taylor Lautner convey’s through just his eyes. OMG, I’m seriously going to cry when Bella tells Jacob that she doesn’t want him, and ditches him when he is all broken and vulnerable in his bed. OMG!! Tear!! I LOVE Howard Shore, right now!! I have a feeling that he is going to live up to Alexandre Desplat. I'm totally getting the sheet music so i can play it on my piano!! <33

The Lines by Battles – It’s ok. I don’t like it, but I don’t hate it. It’s just something that I wouldn’t listen to. It’s not as commercialised as Twilight soundtrack was. Not in a bad way, but I’m just saying that these songs would never get played on the air if they weren’t of the Eclipse Soundtrack. I’m sure it fits the film, but I just don’t think it’s the greatest to listen to by themselves.

How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep by Bombay Bicycle Club – I like this song. I don’t love it, but I like it. It’s more upbeat, and it’s not in a minor key, so it’s not as depressing. I like the beat of the drums, although I’m not sure about the short melody of the electronic keyboard. That’s a little too year 7 music class when all of the kids were playing around with the pre-programmed beats, and melodies on the keyboards. Other than that, I like it.

Atlas (The Time and Space Machine Rem) by Fanfarlo – This is a remix of the original Atlas song. I LOVE the beginning of this. It just reminds me of the music from Hawaii. So, whenever I hear it I just imagine sitting on a beach, with hula girls in grass skirts and coconuts are handing everyone tropical cocktails. I think I like this version better than the original. Why would they have two of the same on the soundtrack?? I don’t know. Maybe one is in the film, and the other is in the credits. I’m not sure, but I like this one better. Wow, it goes for a long time though. Its at 5 minutes, and it’s still going.

What Part Of Forever by Cee Lo Green (Johan Hugo Remix) – There must be a few remixes on the end as bonus from buying it from ITunes or something. I liked this song before, so I’m sure I’m going to like this. I like that they have extras and stuff, but I’m curious to see if these are just bonuses or if they are actually going to be in the film or not. It’s confusing because some of the songs on the New Moon soundtrack weren’t in the actual film. Oh well, I’ll find out July 1st.

Overall, this soundtrack is quite impressive. There are only a few songs i don't like, and a couple that were meh. My favourites are Eclipse (All Yours) by Metric, Ours by The Bravery, Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever) by Muse, My Love by Sia, Life on Earth by Band of Horses and Jacob's Theme by Howard Shore. I think that they did a good job selecting songs, and i'm sure that some of the others will grow on me  once i've seen Eclipse!! :) I CAN'T WAIT!! THERES ONLY APROX 28 DAYS UNTILL IT'S RELEASED!!! :D


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