The black comedy Twin Town was dubbed by some critics as the Welsh Trainspotting, and while the film distinguishes itself from Danny Boyle's movie, the soundtrack isn't quite as distinctive. Like Trainspotting, it is balanced between modern rock and oldies and guitar-rock and techno. Unlike Trainspotting, Twin Town isn't programmed particularly well. While there are a number of gems on the record -- including cuts by Manic Street Preachers, Stereolab, Super Furry Animals and DJ Shadow -- none of the cuts are rare, and they sit uneasily next to Mungo Jerry's "Summertime" and Petula Clark's "Downtown." As a result, the record feels inconsistent, even with its generally strong material, and it will be of more interest to fans of the film than to a general audience.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine