[Review] Vampire love is mellow affair

[Review] Vampire love is mellow affair

Whether or not you're a fan of the Twilight films, the spin-off soundtracks are never short of being a real treat. Twilight Forever: Love Songs from the saga certainly doesn't disappoint.

The two discs - each boasting 17 strong tracks - give a fantastic leg-up to lesser-known indie artists, including Australian brother and sister duo Angus & Julia Stone.

The Features' From Now On adds a splash of liveliness to the collection. But the mellow tracks - such as Cider Sky's softly sung Northern Lights and Blue Foundation's Eyes on Fire - are certainly in the majority.

The collection also includes prominent composers. Alexandre Desplat's soulful piano piece, The Meadow, is reminiscent of the tender romance between Edward and Bella, while Howard Shore's Jacob's Theme, from Eclipse, poignantly illustrates the predicament of the werewolf's unrequited love.

Twilight Forever does feature mainstream artists, yet shows a different side of them - e.g. Green Day's gentle track Forgotten.

The only letdown was Muse not being included, despite Stephenie Meyer being inspired by the band while writing the books. 

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Vampire love is mellow affair


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