This is one of those classic soundtrack albums, that transcends the film the songs are (for the most part) taken from. Although I loved the Matrix when I was 11 or whatever age when it came out, I haven't watched it in years. The soundtrack on the other hand still garners regular listenings. It basically follows the tried and tested 90's formula of metal-meets-techno to great effect, featuring songs you know, and songs you don't. Much of the material is performed by enduring and memorable artists (Rammstein's pummeling 'Du Hast', Marilyn Manson's effortlessly catchy 'Rock is Dead'), but the album's real triumph was popularising songs from lesser-known artists, no more obvious than with Rob D's timeless 'Clubbed To Death'. Other tracks, such as Hive's ultimately tuneless 'Ultrasonic Sound' or Meat Beat Manifesto's 'Prime Audio Soup' are rescued from total obscurity simply by their presence on this album. The ratio of rock numbers to electronic mishmashes may perfectly compliment the film's action/headf**k melting pot, but such observations are irrelevant nearly ten years later when such a collection of tunes proves to be more than just relevant to the picture they're promoting. Simply put, this is a well-structured album, no filler, and well worth a buy, even if Reloaded and Revolutions put you off the Matrix forever.