Various Artists

Druggies Original Film Soundtrack

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Using a blueprint similar to the Pulp Fiction soundtrack, the crude and often explicit dialogue works well with the songs presented. "Mudslide" by Façade is an eclectic trek through nu metal, but with the vocals resembling Thomas Dolby at times. The track stalls halfway through the bridge, becoming a bit repetitive before opting for a punk rock sound. "Stereotype" is a solid rap tune with a candor that should hit a nerve with some, resembling Lenny Kravitz circa "Mr. Cab Driver" in its message and overtones. Some of the brief dialogue snippets add little to the record, attempting to sound threatening but coming across as far too clichéd. "Wish You Were Mine" is a slight surprise from Mikey Power. The song has a soft reggae and calypso feel resembling both Bob Marley and Maxi Priest. One of the bigger mistakes on the record would be the urban Latin feel on "Mona Lisa," a bland and insipid tune quite forgettable. Just as tragic is "I Can't Wait" from Rosita Stone, a polished and manufactured attempt at soul. Thankfully, her ensuing track "Magic Carpet" is better and in the style of Amanda Marshall. Perhaps the best track is "50 Bourbon Street" by the Black Halos, a classic pop/rock tune with some howling and raspy vocals. But generally, the songs here don't work well, lacking adequate hooks or qualities that would keep a listener's ear or attention.

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