The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
[Three and a half stars]
The third Twilight soundtrack mostly reprises its predecessors’ mix of strong songs and romantic washouts (see Muse’s hilariously grandiose ”˜Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever),’ which sounds like Radiohead covering Journey). It’s fun to hear A-list rockers tweak their sound: Vampire Weekend seem particularly heated on the sweeping ”˜Jonathan Low,’ and Cee Lo Green delivers the New Wave charmer ”˜What Part of Forever’ in a clipped, breathy croon. Among the other winners is the Dead Weather’s creepy ”˜Rolling in on a Burning Tire,’ which has the added benefit of introducing tweens to real-life vampire Jack White.
Key Tracks: ”˜Jonathan Low,’ ”˜What Part of Forever’