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For rock and Matrix fans alike
on 5 June 2003
I bought this album for two reasons: I love the Matrix movies, and the track listing - on at least the first disc - seemed good. And since it arrived, it hasn't stopped playing. The first disc opens up straight into rock and club styles, with great tracks from Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, and keeps up the pace throughout. Some of the tracks, such as Zion, may remind you of certain points in the movie, but it is really disc 2 that is meant for this purpose.
Disc 2 is completely filled with music originally composed for the Matrix Reloaded. It is no wonder that Don Davis has been appointed composer for this movie, the tracks are very emotional and WILL remind those who have seen the movie of those points where the music is memorable. The only complaint I have with this disc is the final track, which plays for a staggering 17 minutes 34 seconds, with frequent pauses - although it does capture much of the music from the rest of the film which the other tracks have forgotten.
And once you've finished listening to the music, disc 2 can also be played in a CDROM drive to access some short features on the Matrix Reloaded, the Animatrix and Enter the Matrix (the video game), with the last of these being the most interesting. And as if that wasn't enough bonus for you, they even give you a cheat code for Enter the Matrix on the inside cover! (Although it seems irrelevant, it's probably already on the internet!)
In all, a nice clean separation of tracks between those made specifically for the movie and those not, satisfying extra features on the second disc, and overall great music. Definitely one to buy if you're a fan of the Matrix series. Oh, and that last track is still playing!