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FIGHT CLUB: SOUNDTRACK

"There’s no doubt the Dust Brothers are a talented duo. Most often to be found lending their considerable production skills to artists ranging from Beck to The Beastie Boys, The Fight Club soundtrack finds them entering the ring in their own right.

In terms of cleverly constructed, stuttering rhythms, quirky samples and idiosyncratic atmospherics they’ve delivered a heavy weight offering that’s impressive for its gritty, edgy dissonance. But the jabs of electro-funk, some straight hitting big beat, a few up-beat cuts of tech-house and a confident combination of trip-hop and industrial beats, simply aren’t supported by enough melodic punch or side-swerving surprises to deliver a knockout blow.

The final track features a voiceover by Brad Pitt in character as Tyler Durden. It’s called This is Your Life and features some pretty tacky lines like "you are not your bowel cancer", but I’d kill – or at least engage in a feisty fist fight – to hear Mike Monroe open the next series of his billowy-bio TV show with a cover version.

Overall, this is a soundtrack that is more interesting than entertaining. If you’re partial to a few Friday night fisticuffs it could provide just the edgy ambience you’re looking for. Otherwise, I can recommend it for curiosity value only."
Brad Green

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TITLE: Fight Club

ID: 74321716432 BMG

SCORE: The Dust Brothers

PRODUCER: The Dust Brothers

FEATURED ARTISTS: Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt)

TRACKS: 16







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