Cartoon Network's super-cute, super-popular superheroes, the Powerpuff Girls get an appropriately hip and funny tribute in Heroes & Villains: Music Inspired by the Powerpuff Girls. The Apples in Stereo, Devo, and Optiganally Yours are among the creative and diverse artists featured on this sonic Powerpuff adventure, which mixes the songs with another battle between Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup and their arch-enemy Mojo Jojo. Each of the girls gets her own theme song: Shonen Knife delivers "Buttercup (I'm a Super Girl)," a revved-up pop-punk theme for the feistiest Powerpuff; Dressy Bessy's "Bubbles" is every bit as sweet and cute as its inspiration; and Komeda's "B.L.O.S.S.O.M." is a sassy, snazzy song about the Powerpuffs' leader. Frank Black's "Pray for the Girls," Bis' "Fight the Power," and Cornelius' climactic "The Fight" are some of the other highlights from this fun, imaginative album, which will delight both fans of The Powerpuff Girls and eclectic indie rock. The show's creator, Craig McCracken, provided musical, thematic, and artistic direction for Heroes & Villains ..., making it much more than just a "music inspired by" marketing piece.
AllMusic Review by Heather Phares