What’s that sound I hear? Yup, that’s the sound of the interwebs being underwhelmed by the new Alice in Wonderland tracklisting that was released today. They’ve titled it “Almost Alice” which makes me hope this is really one of those “music inspired by…” type collections instead of music they’re actually using in the film. I did some google-ing and IMDB-ing and can’t seem to locate the music supervisor on this so we can’t get a feel for the work he/she has previously done but here it is…Feast your eyes on the tracklisting…
No, you have not gone blind you did read the names: Avril Lavigne, 3Oh!3 and SHINEDOWN on that list. I’ve gotta say I’m quite beyond surprised. What could have been a perfect opportunity to harness some of the buzz the movie already had and artists clamoring to get on blockbuster soundtracks these days by pulling a “Twilight: New Moon” and asking amazing artists to submit exclusive work was instead squandered on what seems to be a soundtrack made for the Hot Topic crowd. But it is a Tim Burton flick after all, I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised.
I’ll be interested to hear the tracks from Wolfmother and Robert Smith, but as for the rest… only March 2nd will tell. Maybe it’s too obvious but the whole Alice storyline seems ripe for some trippy, trance-y, more computer-y based electronic music like Frankmusik or Dan Deacon or Passion Pit (hello “sleepyhead!”) to keep it playful or even go into that Radiohead sound instead of this Top 40 rock that seems to be the m.o. for “Almost Alice”
Read the rest of the depressing exclusive press release over on MySpace
Music Supervisor: ???
Looking forward to any of this? Do you know who the music sup is? Who else is as pumped as I am that Crispin Glover is in Alice?