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4.0 out of 5 stars
Spider-man has arrived and he rocks!, 25 May 2002
Spider-man ost is to put it mildly, one of the most fitting soundtracks to its movie I have ever heard. Whilst being extremely rock heavy it manages to capture the essence of the film perfectly. The teenage angst of Peter Parker particularly Bleu's 'Somebody Else' in complete contrast to Chad Kroeger's 'Hero' makes you feel like you're on that web line with Spidey swinging through New York on your way to rescue a damsel in distress, whilst juggling an already hectic lifestyle. I never imagined a collection of songs could provide me with such an uplifting experience. The barrage of conventional rock guitar is nicely interluded by a change of pace in the form of The Strokes and The Hives. The tracks are extremely well placed providing you with a real sense of a journey. Its great to find Danny Elfman's original score included to give a real link to the movie. The one factor that prevented me delivering a five star rating? The original 1960's Spider-Man cartoon theme and Aerosmiths' terrible cover of it. Otherwise, an essential purchase.