Top positive review
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on 22 May 2004
What more can you say? If you've seen the film then you'll realise how much of a part the soundtrack plays in building your interest in the film. With a mix of punk classics (The Jam, Sham 69, Buzzcocks) to the new breed (Libertines, sounding almost exactly like the Jam, great song though) to a pumping dance score (Orbital, two Primal Scream numbers - Swastika Eyes starts the film and is a great choice as it builds up a tense, foreboding atmosphere) and more. Mogwai weigh in with a moody instrumental track that reflects main character Tommy Johnson's paranoia so well. More elitist new wavers will need no introduction to the Rapture, a New York house band (House of Jealous Lovers is somewhat of a cult dancefloor classic). The Freestylers, 110 Degrees and Dogzilla tracks are all really strong dance numbers as well, although I stress you don't have to love dance music even though there is a lot of representation from that genre on here - the tracks are thoughtfully picked.
So if you've seen the film and you thought the soundtrack was good and are wondering whether to part with your hard-earned - do so. Less pretentious than a Tarantino or Ritchie soundtrack, TFF also stands alone as just an excellent compilation of music.