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Shanghai Triad

"Shanghai Triad, Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" CD (Caroline)

First off, I'll admit that I missed this movie in the theaters, and my rental priorities of late have swayed towards less thought-provoking features, however, I'm hard pressed to understand how any of that should matter. Granted, soundtracks are released for roughly thirty percent of all well grossing movies, but this album has inspired some serious consternation regarding the general criteria for the release of a movie soundtrack. To eschew any "closed-minded American" comments, I will say that I was actually looking forward to sitting down with a cup of chamomile and listening to this CD. Much to my chagrin, I was treated to little more than a Japanese lounge act, and perhaps some qualifiable children's songs. It seems clear that one must see and enjoy the movie in order to glean even a mild thrill from listening to this otherwise disappointing conglomeration of sounds. (ADAM)

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Last modified on Wednesday, March 26, 2008