Trance (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
It may say "Various Artists," but nine of the 16 tracks are by Rick Smith, a musician that Danny Boyle has turned to before for soundtrack music. And the music basically sounds like a movie soundtrack, full mostly of electronic music--you know, where a song called "The Heist" is hyperactive and one called "Sandman" (by Kirsty McGee, live version below) sounds like a lullaby (and is a highlight). The music directly serves the purpose of the movie--and little more. What I mean is, this is not like the Garden State or the Lost in Translation soundtracks, both full of excellent tunes deserving multiple replays. This album has a few nice tracks. That's about it. And if I had to guess based purely on the soundtrack, I'd say that this flick isn't even worth Redbox-ing.