Now that I’ve listened to the soundtrack over and over again a few times – I still hold true to my above criticisms, but at the same time definitely appreciate how good of a job music supervisor P.J. Bloom did choosing music that supports the film. And the film is really what is whelming.
Mornings are by far the most polarizing time of day – most people either love them or despise them. For some, waking up from a good sleep is an unfortunate necessity; they refuse to make Saturday plans any earlier than 3pm. Others leap out of bed at 8am and run 3 miles before cooking a well-balanced breakfast. Wake up the wrong way – on the wrong side of the bed, if you will – and your day is ruined. Whether you’re a late sleeper forced to rise at the crack of dawn, or an early riser who misses the alarm – you’re cranky all day.
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Now that things are back on track, it gives me great pleasure to dive right in to killer guest mixtapes with one very near and dear to this tadpole’s heart. The Needle Drop has gone above and beyond in supporting this blog since the beginning and I cannot thank him enough. From doling out blogger advice and anecdotes over the phone, to interviewing me on his radio show, “the internet’s busiest music nerd” and fellow CT native will always get a gold star in my book. And now I’ll shut up and let Anthony introduce his mixtape in the way he does best…
As with all highly anticipated soundtracks, I wanted to wait until I actually saw the movie before passing final judgement, and I have to say I’m surprised at the assessment I’m about to make. The biggest revelation being that while Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is definitely a very music oriented film, its prime motif is video games. The editing, the music, the production design, the costume design, style, special effects, everything – are all geared to support this. I know, I know, everyone else knew that but me. And I did know it. But now I understand just how important it is for anyone taking a listen to the soundtrack to be aware of that.