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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2: SOUNDTRACK

"Mission Rather Easy: Take the fabulous Mission Impossible Theme, a big budget and an array of acclaimed international talent – and put together a bloody brilliant soundtrack. Somehow they failed.

My expectations were so high about this soundtrack that I overlooked the predictable, pedestrian rapping in Limp Bizkit’s Take a Look Around; forgave Metallica’s I Disappear, which features all that is annoying about heavy metal and almost none of the band’s greatest redeeming feature – Kirk Hammett’s brilliant lead guitar work; ignored some execrable sonic detritus from Rob Zombie and Butthole Surfers (now there’s a name that speaks volumes); and shrugged off a particularly abominable piece of thrash (or is it trash?) by The Pimps. But once I heard the royal talents of Queen’s Brian May – still the world’s most lyrical electric axe exponent – being wasted on a lamentable Foo Fighter’s recording of the Roger Water’s-penned Have a Cigar, my tolerance began to self-destruct.

The latter half of the album improves somewhat with offerings from Hans Zimmer and the extraordinarily gifted Tori Amos (only singing… what a waste of compositional genius), but remains inconsistent.

Rounding out proceedings is the Josh Abrahams version of the Mission Impossible theme – a slick and energetic, but rather unimaginative, effort that isn’t nearly as entertaining as its Larry and Adam predecessor.

M:I-2 is hardly the worst soundtrack of the year so far, but it’s definitely the most disappointing."
Brad Green

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TITLE: M:I-2

ID: D32197

Hollywood Records

PRODUCER: Mitchell Leib

FEATURED ARTISTS: Limp Bizkit, Metallica, Rob Zombie, Butthole Surfers, The Pimps, Foo Fighters and Brian May, Chris Cornell, Godsmack, Uncle Kracker, Apartment 26, Diffuser, Buckcherry, Tinfed, Powderfinger, Tori Amos, Hans Zimmer/Heitor Pereira, Iko Iko, Sucker, Josh Abrahams

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