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Review for “Sex And The City” OST

While we all know that a good/bad soundtrack does not a good/bad movie make, there doesn’t seem to be another movie this year (aside from Step Up 2) that will sell as many soundtracks as Sex And The City, and its also fair to say that some of the best soundtracks of recent years have accompanied some of the best movies of recent years (Pulp Fiction, Almost Famous, uhm, Step Up 2). So, with that in mind, here’s a review of the Sex And The City OST:

One; Fergie “Labels Or Love”

There probably isn’t a better named song to suit this particular movie, and the use of a slightly remixed version of the theme to the show is “inventive”, but none of this takes away from the fact that this is still the worst song you’ve ever heard Fergie sing. Which is really saying something.

Two; Jennifer Hudson “All Dressed In Love”.

The obligitory “song from the singer in the movie” sounds like a leftover from Dreamgirls. Despite Hudson’s amazing voice and writing duties from Cee-Lo Green aka one half of Gnarls Barkley, this still sounds like one of the crappy jazz songs that blonde chick used to sing at the end of Ally McBeal.

Three; Duffy “Mercy”

Yes, this song is amazing, and yes, its placement here should help her crack the states, but seriously, if we hear this song one more time, we’re gonna find that Welsh bitch and bring an abrupt end to her.

Four; Nina Simone “The Look Of Love” (Madison Park/Lenny B Remix)

A classic song given the end-of-the-night-in-a-gay-disco remix. Saved from absolute awfulness thanks only to Simone’s smokey delivery.

Five; Morningwood “New York Girls”

Do you get it? New York Girls, and this film is set in New York, and its about…. well, women, but still, close enough, eh? There’s nothing necessarily wrong with this song, except for the Korn-alike guitar assualt near the chorus. And the fact you won’t be able to remember what it sounds like 5 seconds after you’ve heard it.

Six; The Weepies “All This Beauty”

For a band monickered so blatantly depressing, this song is very upbeat and Beach Boys-esque. Its actually kinda nice. You can almost see the costume change montage that this goes to, the girls try something on for fun, then for serious, and then one of them trips out of their changing room in just their undies, and they all laugh and laugh and laugh. But then you’ll never hear this song again. Ever.

Seven; Kaskade “I Like The Way”

Cutting edge spelling aside, we’re back in the gay disco, assuming its trance night and everyone is off their heads on poppers. This doesn’t belong on this soundtrack. It should be on Hawt Ibiza Jamz Summer ’05. If thats your bag, then you’ll love this song. But you’re also in need of some kind of intervention.

Eight; Jem “It’s Amazing”

Lets get this out of the way. We love Jem. Ever since her first song 3 years ago, and her subsequent disappearance from the face of the planet, we love her. And this song doesn’t change that. Its the best song of the whole thing that you haven’t already heard of (Damn you, Duffy!).

Nine; The Bird & The Bee “How Deep Is Your Love”

Yes, its a cover of that song. And its kinda nice. But, as with most of the vaguely okay songs on here, you won’t ever ever ever ever ever need or want to listen to it ever again. Just put on the Bee Gee’s instead. It’ll save you having to answer the question “Who’s singing this?”, and then you’ll have to say “The Bird And The Bee” and then they give you that look….. You know the look we’re talking about….

Ten; India.Arie “The Heart Of The Matter”

Honestly, when I put this song on first, I thought it had skipped back to number 2. But then after a few seconds, I realised it was the song from the ad that plays over the end. And again, there’s nothing wrong with this song. But it won’t bother the charts, your stereo or your memory any time in near future.

Eleven; Mairi Campbell & Dave Francis “Auld Lang Syne”

This is pointless, inexcusable and should have been on the P.S. I Love You OST. If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation to hear this, then you’ll understand why.

Twelve; Bliss “Kissing”

Kinda sounds like The Corrs mixed with Enya mixed with Annie Lennox during her “creative” years, and everything bad that that combination implies. Multiplied by the fact that its over 6 minutes long. Rumour has it that playing this song is one of the torture devices in Saw 5. Vicious.

Thirteen; Al Green feat Joss Stone “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”

The world has probably had its feel of Joss Stone by this point, but Al Green is an absolute legend, and even though she’s a biohazard of a woman, Stone still has a classic voice, and when they duet on this amazing song, it really does work wonders. But again, this will appeal to absolutely no-one, since most young women won’t know or appreciate who Al Green is, and most people hate Joss Stone. And here we are.

Fourteen; Run DMC -vs- Aerosmith “Walk This Way”

If you can’t think why you can no longer listen to this fantastic song, I’ve got four words for you. Sugababes -vs- Girls Aloud. Which, surely, would’ve been a much better choice for this album, non?

Fifteen; Pfeifer Broz Orchestra “Sex And The City Movie Theme”

Nobody listens to this. It’s a slightly louder, more percussionistic version of the television theme, and nobody is going to listen to this, because why would they? Like most of this album, they’ve already heard it and are sick to death of it.

So, in conclusion, and at a push, 6 good songs out of 15. And yet still, it’ll sell more than any of actually good and talented artists of the playlist would on their own. Somebody get me the Step Up 2 OST, I need me some Timbaland…..

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janet jackson’s new album is good/bad.

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despite some early good word, Janet (seen above in some kind of erotic coma) and her new album Discipline are still all over the place. having dropped out from the label that produced her last three (flop) albums, she moved on to the same label that Mariah Carey can now be found out, as well as hiring the lead producer from Mariah’s last album, which was a massive success. that producer is Jermaine Dupri, aka Janet Jackson’s boyfriend of the last three years.

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i can’t spend too much time looking at that picture, because it’s only going to upset me all over again. anyway, on top of Dupri, the new album also features the likes of Ne-Yo (“Irreplaceable” for Beyonce), Tricky Stewart (“Umbrella” for Rihanna), Rodney Jerkins (“Crazy In Love” for Beyonce) and Stargate (“Don’t Stop The Music” for Rihanna) as well as a guest appearance from Missy Elliott, some of the reviews have been less than favorable (“She coos on the title track, an S&M fantasy that borders on a repressed incest memory” says Entertainment Weekly, obviously completely forgetting which family they were referencing to) whereas others were more charitable (“Just lie back and enjoy the sensations as pure aural autoeroticism” says Rolling Stone).

the problem seems to lie in the fact that Janet is trying to compete with the obvious sexiness of the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna, by over-doing it on the sex-levels of her own songs. like in the lead single Feedback, she announces that she is “heavy like a first day period”, you’ll either find that strangely arousing, or a bloody mess.

best song: So Much Betta

very sexy, only vaguely ruined by the fact that it sounds like the chorus is being sung to us by a 6 year old girl.

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“They’re Everywhere” by Izza Kizza.

Produced by Timbaland. If you’re ever in Sin, get ready to hear this at some point in the near future. Hip-Hop this good is quite good.

“Love Like This” by Natasha Bedingfield featuring Sean Kingston.

A very nice song from a very nice lady, featuring a rap verse from a very annoying rapper who gave us one of the most annoying songs of last year (“Beautiful Girls”). and last year had LOADS of annoying songs.

“Killa” by Cherish featuring Young Joc.

Possibly the best song on the best soundtrack to the best film of this year. Good times.

clash of the titans

finally, the collaboration the world over has been waiting for…..

yes. thats right. Snoop Doggy Dogg. and Robyn. singing a song called Sexual Eruption.

there is not yet a word in the English language to fully convey the sense of emotional confusion that overtook us here at the Correct Opinion headquarters when we heard Snoop and Robyn singing about their Sexual Eruptions, especially once she starts on about how “Momma’s gonna sex you up….”, so for now, lets go with this:

Bleugh.

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i’m aware of how very little sense that title makes right now, but give us a moment to clarify ourselves.

step one: listen to this…..

very good, isn’t it? yes. produced by timbaland, so naturally its very good.

step two: listen to this…..

very good, isn’t it? yes. produced by the neptunes. so naturally its very good.

step three: listen to this…..

very good, isn’t it? yes. its also produced by the neptunes. fantastic.

this singer, in case you haven’t noticed by now, is called Intyce. hence the (obviously hilarious to you now) title for this puff piece. this guy, who is singing songs Justin Timberlake should be singing if only Justin had testicles and not small balloons filled with helium in his scrotum, is still as of now still unsigned to a label. here is his myspace page, with another of his songs, ‘slur’, not available anywhere else online:

http://www.myspace.com/intyceyou

have you finally figured out why this very talented man, with some fantastic songs, is still unsigned? no? its because he’s ugly.

3D? a good thing? or one of the signs of the apocalypse?

in the past few months, we’ve had Beowulf.

in the next few months, we’ll have U2-3D, as well as (saints be praised) Hannah Montah 3-D; Live in Concert. The latter of these two has inexplicably been topping the box office charts in the States, last time we checked.

and now? we have…. well…. this:

its one thing to go to see a movie in 3-D, because someone in the cinema will more than likely be standing at the door on your way into the screen, handing out the 3-D glasses a.k.a the only reason why you decided to come to this movie at all. but to expect people to have stacks of 3-D glasses lying around their own home? thats something else entirely. its unsettling. and the video’s are shit anyway. (i actually do have 3-D glasses lying around my home, and have seen it in proper 3-D, and it prefer it without the glasses on. not entirely sure why, mind.)

missy, you’re a genius. and should know better. the songs are class, though. and can be found on the soundtrack to The Greatest Movie Of The Year, i.e. Step Up 2: The Streets.

is this the greatest song of 2008?

yes, most likely. even though the video starts off a bit like this….. 

then goes a bit like this…..

and ends up with a bit of this…..

and thats not to mention the fact that she sounds like cyndi lauper dry humping a bouncer outside a hip-hop club. thank you timbaland!