Review by Ken|
2½ stars out of 4
This soundtrack is something like the movie itself- it's effectively
thrilling in places, but it also has its not-so enticing moments. The good:
Filter's relentlessly surging 'One' - without a doubt the hardest track on
the album- Foo Fighter's tunefully sad 'Walking After You' and Sarah
McLachlan's wonderfully creepy 'Black'. The so-so: Tonic's mild-rocking
'Flower Man', The Cure's almost-disappointing 'More Than This' and Sting &
Aswad's lame 'Invisible Sun'. The Dust Brothers also provide a more amped-up
version of the X Files theme song, but even this is only mildly interesting.
If you really want a musical selection that appropriately captures the
bleakly mysterious feel of the X Files saga, go score up the excellent SONGS
IN THE KEY OF X compilation from awhile back. The Danzig track alone on that
record could reduce all the songs here to a crying shame.