While the film was directed by Tony Scott, it's easy to see the imprint of writer Quentin Tarantino on the soundtrack to 1993's True Romance. With an eclectic track list that includes the dreamy drift of Chris Isaak's "Two Hearts," Soundgarden's crunching yet melodic "Outshined," and the late-night pulse of Nymphomania's "I Want Your Body," the collection shares the frantic, all-over-the-map feeling of the film, pushing and pulling listeners in a million different directions while they try to find their bearings. Unlike some of Tarantino's other soundtracks, True Romance isn't necessarily essential listening, but for fans of the film, it makes for a nice stroll through the film's strange but romantic world.
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AllMusic Review by Gregory Heaney