Spider-Man 3 soundtrack
Like the black Symbiote Spidey who is swinging across screens, the soundtrack to Spider-Man 3 has its ups and downs—and a touch too much emo—but it also packs enough jaw-dropping punches that audiences will surely find something to cheer about. If you can wade through a couple of superficial emo songs, this soundtrack will reward you with a nice guitar rocker and a Queen-like ballad. All but one of the songs were written specifically for the soundtrack by a list of established acts (The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jet), as well as a few lesser-knowns, including Rogue Wave, Sounds Under Radio and Coconut Records (featuring Jason Schwartzman of Phantom Planet and Rushmore fame). The standout track, “The Supreme Being Teaches Spider-Man How to Be in Love,” by The Flaming Lips, brings your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man into the mix with Muhammad Ali and a great musical examination of the inner struggles of a superhero. It’s enough to make up for “The Twist,” Chubby Checker’s soundtrack entry.