From Dusk Till Dawn follows the pattern of previous Quentin Tarantino-related movie soundtracks by concentrating on a particular musical theme -- in this case, Tex-Mex-flavored blues-rock -- and punctuating it with dialogue from the film. However, the From Dusk Till Dawn soundtrack doesn't work quite as well as the ones for Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, mainly because the majority of the music is made-to-order and familiar, not resurrected oldies or forgotten genre gems. There are some good songs -- the presence of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Blasters, and ZZ Top guarantees that -- but the majority of the album is dull, and that includes the excerpts of dialogue.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine