ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The Fighting Temptations: Music From The Motion Picture
of all, let me say The Fighting Temptations managed to get one
thing right: the title. The soundtrack did leave me fighting
a certain temptation - namely, to jam a sharp object into my
frontal lobe in hopes of freeing myself.
OK, I'll admit it - I didn't actually impale
my skull; it's not that bad. In fact, if you happen to be a
fan of pop-gospel interlaced with lame hip-hop, then this CD
is your cup of tea. Unfortunately, the other 99.9 per cent of
the population will find the cup of tea heavily laced with strychnine.
Thankfully, producer Matthew Knowles has made
an effort to keep the album's sucking as endemic as possible:
his daughter Beyoncé appears on eight of 15 tracks and his less
successful daughter Solange tags along. On second thought, get
me a scalpel, STAT!
Tour De France Soundtracks
upon a time in the land of Volkswagens, Freud and Eva Braun,
there lived an entity known as Kraftwerk.
Flash forward 25 years, Kraftwerk still exist.
The year is 2003, the album is Tour De France Soundtracks, a
collection of 12 songs about, well, the Tour De France bike
If your idea of a good time is hearing the
distorted voice of a creepy German man repeatedly declaring
"Tour De France" to a primitive dance beat, then this album
is the soundtrack of your wet dreams. To say this collection
is good or bad would not do it justice; the music contained
within can only be classified as Kraftwerk. So strap on your
helmet, turn the lights down low and pretend you're Lance Armstrong
spending a delightful evening with the late Leni Reifenstahl
as she admires your large bratwurst.