Various Artists

Cinema Lounge [ZYX]

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Cinema Lounge interprets 13 themes from film and television in chillout, late-night mode. Not a bad idea. However, Cinema somehow makes "Axel F," "Rocky," "Dallas," and "Mission Impossible" sound identically airless, with vague trip-hop rhythms and overbearing smooth jazz guitar obscuring the heart of the originals. "Singin' in the Rain" is better, if only because it's so unlikely. This interpretation exists somewhere between Fatboy Slim and synth pop, with snatches of vocal here and there and an insistent keyboard at its center. That's really the only standout on Cinema Lounge, since too many of the songs obscure the vitality of these enduring themes with needless add-ons or digressions into diva vocals or echoing reverb.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
4:33
2
3:48
3 3:29
4
5:07
5
4:20
6
4:15
7
3:59
8
4:00
9
4:26
10
4:52
11
4:53
12
5:09
13
5:26
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