Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Alice Soundtrack

A sneak peak of the soundtrack from Tim Burton's upcoming Alice in Wonderland film has been released, and it's quite dismal. The title track is by Avril Lavigne, and despite a contribution by Robert Smith (the jury's still out on that one), the rest of the songs are by such awful pop punk/rock bands that I'm not sure why I'm bothering with this post. A duet between Mark Hoppus and Pete Wentz? Other tracks by All-American Rejects, Shinedown, and Tokio Hotel? It's a sad state of affairs coming from a director who used to populate his soundtracks with the dark, majestic orchestrations of Danny Elfman along with songs by Prince, Siouxsie, and Harry Belafonte. (Would have been better if he went with Gaga covering The Sisters of Mercy's "Alice" or Jay-Z laying down the rabbit hole rhymes.) I'll be interested to see how this affects the unwavering dedication of the old school goth legion of Burton fans...

2 comments:

zincink said...

I didn't get to hear much of the soundtrack but...that is a huge letdown! I am hoping the visuals and story line make up for the weak soundtrack..we'll see :)

James Mandible said...

I felt I should point out that Elfman scored this one too, their are two soundtracks, one with the score and the other being this travesty.