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Best soundtrack of the 21st century
on 17 December 2001
'Mullholland Drive' is a fantastic film, Lynch's best since 'Blue Velvet' (though I've liked everyhthing he's done). The images are matched by the sublime music contained by this cd...The 'Twin Peaks', 'Blue Velvet', 'Floating in the Night', 'Wild at Heart', 'Lost Highway' & 'Straight Story' soundtracks were obligatory. 'MD' continues this- we have lovely 50's kitsch ('...star'), the massive strings of Angelo Badalmenti and sonic experiments by David Lynch (not forgetting a Willie Dixon number). The main theme captures the sinister noir of Hollywood (an aural equivalent of West's 'Day of the Locust'). The 'Jitterbug' opener, as in the film is mindblowing- the cd works as a whole flipping from atmospheres to atmospheres: a true soundtrack (rather than a collection of artists on same label as the filmmakers used to cross-promote product: 'Lock Stock', 'Trainspotting' etc). This cd has to be owned by everyone, if only for the Spanish take on Roy Orbison's 'Crying' (the scene in the film is overpowering in its sense of undefined loss). It sounds very much like Liz Fraser or Lisa Gerrard on the first This Mortal Coil album ('Song to the Siren' was to be used in 'Blue Velvet' & ended up in 'Lost Highway')...'Mullholland Drive' is the best soundtrack album of the 21st century!