Party Monster revolves around the late-'80s/early-'90s New York club scene. Its soundtrack only reflects that fact somewhat. Sleazy electro-pop that was made well outside the time frame of this scene -- Miss Kittin & the Hacker's naughty "Frank Sinatra," Ladytron's sleek "Seventeen" -- falls in with a somewhat wide variety of songs from the '80s -- ABC's suave "How to Be a Millionaire," Stacey Q's chirpy "Two of Hearts." It had a chance to be the kind of soundtrack that functions outside the context of the film, accurately covering a specific scene from a specific point in time, but it wound up being another disc that can only truly relate to those who enjoyed the movie. Taken simply as a compilation, it's half of a mediocre '80s club-oriented disc combined with half of a mediocre 2000s club-oriented disc. Mediocre plus mediocre equals double mediocrity.
AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman