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The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various artists - Reviews



The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various artists

Reviews of The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various artists

Reviewed by Ms. Red - A M A Z I N G !!!!

Fits the movie...even if you aren't into the movies...it is worth getting!

Amazing songs...different mood than the Twilight soundtrack, but still really good and worth having!

Super glad I got it! I had to have it when I read Phoenix Child's review.

The Score is great too...

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Reviewed by D. Whisper - My grandkids loved it

I'm not really into this series myself, but the books and the music make my grandkids happy and when they're happy, I'm happy. Good price... good quality and even this Granny could tolerate the music! lol


Reviewed by jennEFer - Five Stars

my favorite twilight soundtrack


Reviewed by Delphinegill - Five Stars

Thank you!


Reviewed by MPTravels - Fun Read

Fun Read


Reviewed by Renee Maronge - great listening after a long day

I enjoy this album. It's got great songs that mellow you out after an irritating long day. It's also good for those times when you don't know what you want to hear and jusy need decent stuff to play. It's a favorite of mine.


Reviewed by Lucy Slinky - First Rate CD

Well the CD is fantastic....every song has a great tune on it, and I can't even say I have a favorite. The music is what helped to make the movie excellent too! Worth it to buy!


Reviewed by Amazon Customer - The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack is great.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack is great to listen to even without watching the movie. It makes me think of love and loss and hope. The music is great to listen to any time.


Reviewed by Judy F. - Great Soundtrack

I enjoyed the music in the movie so I had to buy the soundtrack. The music in this soundtrack varies which makes nice background music when I am at work.


Reviewed by Joyce Teo - love

my fav soundtrack of all the twi-light movies, love it


Reviewed by Monica - Beautifully captures the essence of New Moon

This soundtrack is brilliant in my opinion. Every song perfectly fits the story of New Moon! Each song, I can visualize the scenes that they should be in. A lot of people who have reviewed this CD don't care for the music, but I think it's fantastic that little-known artists were chosen instead of the typical mainstream. Twilight soundtrack fit that movie, but this one fits New Moon! Possibility by Lykke Li is a beautiful song. Band of Skulls is one of my favorite new bands and I'm so happy that they got to be on this! Friends is a great song! Of course, my musical heart belongs to Muse and am thrilled with anything they do! But I think mostly, these songs sing the story of New Moon. And for that, I think all of the songs are perfect!


Reviewed by Barbara McKenzie - Twilight

It was a good addition to my Twilight music collection.


Reviewed by Amazon Customer - Exactly As Promised!

My children requested this be ordered for their listening pleasure.
It arrived in a timely manner, well padded, securely wrapped, and in brand new sealed condition.


Reviewed by Jasmine Antee - Love, Love, Love!

This is the best soundtrack ever. I am so addicted. I love every song on this. I recommend this even if you aren't a fan of Twilight.


Reviewed by Amazon Customer - Like it

Liked the music from the movie,so bought this. Nice soundtrack, clear and plays well through iTunes. Enjoy having the music for the movie


Reviewed by Marsalt - Five Stars

i loved the book and so the soundtrack


Reviewed by Shar - Odd, at first; but I can picture sections of the book with this music

At first listen, I was unsure of this soundtrack. But, I listened again, then I found I loved it. It perfectly suits the brooding "Bella" of New Moon with the haunting sounds of this CD. It's not at all what I expected, but that's the beauty...neither was the saga!


Reviewed by Louise E. Stevens - New Moon Soundtrack

Although darker type songs than the other (in coordination with the darker happenings in the movie), it turned out to be one of my favorites.


Reviewed by AHG - Great

Great album! Regardless of how you feel about the movie or the Saga, you cannot the deny the amazing songs that were written just for this movie!


Reviewed by Della - Twilight New Moon

I recommend this CD to all the Twilight Fans, and to anyone who likes variety in music. I have bought all the CD's from the movies, and have not been unhappy with any of them.


Reviewed by Mom Fleisch - Five Stars

Not as good as 1st.


Reviewed by Mare0622 - Very surprising soundtrack.

This soundtrack is amazing and love the fact they got tons of indie bands for New Moon. The songs just describes the emotions and the intensity of the movie (Bella losing Edward). My personal favorites; Hearings Damage, No Sound but the Wing, Possibility, Slow Life, Satellite Heart.


Reviewed by Theresa Tinsley - Good Music

Great music, nice soundtrack, I try to guess where in the movie each song is featured.
You should buy it.


Reviewed by Jessica - Five Stars

perfect


Reviewed by Barbara - New Moon SDTK

Love the songs: hearing damage, possibility, I belong to you, rosyln, slow life, no sound but the wind, monsters, and done all wrong are my favorites!!!!


Reviewed by Lamar Jackson - CD

great songs!


Reviewed by Flap Jackson - Meet Me On The Equinox, I Want To Shoot The Moon

Coming off what was called the soundtrack of the year, and considered the must-have album by any teenage girl of 2008, the New Moon soundtrack had a lot of uphill work to do. The Twilight soundtrack was more of an alt/modern rock effort, with Paramore and Muse catapulting off the frenzied pitch big time. But in my opinion, the Twilight soundtrack was a generic mess that catered to its movie and its audience. This soundtrack on the other hand does the complete opposite. The album has a little alternative rock, but its decidedly indie, featuring the biggest indie artists of the past five years. The results are surprisingly amazing.

Highlights Include:
Meet Me On The Equinox
Friends
Rosyln
Monsters
New Moon (The Meadow)

Meet Me On The Equinox is what first drew me to the album, and since I'm personally a big fan of Death Cab, I'd put it as the album highlight. It's lyrics are imaginative, and the music is decidedly alt rock at some of its best. The song is radio-friendly, but also blows me away every time. Also, at the tail end of the album is a short little piano piece that is stunningly beautiful in every way. It's timing is perfect, the skill and the mood all work together, and it seems to blend nicely with the rest of the album.

Simply put, the album has the feel that artists had the chance to do the soundtrack, and instead of catering to the movie, they just put out some new material they were working on. It's their sound, and all are very worthy additions to their collections. Bon Iver sounds like Bon Iver, and Thom Yorke sounds like Thom Yorke. Granted, I am not that familiar with the material of the book, but it seems like the lyrical content has nothing to do with the movie. Maybe some abstract stuff about relationships, but that's it. Also, since the artists featured tend to venture into darker material, the album has a very gloomy feel to it, but it's also so well done, it's easy to get lost in the atmosphere of the music.

Overall, I have a feeling the core Twilight fanbase will be utterly bewildered and disgusted by this album, especially the Tween audience. It seems to be built for collage radio with its non-conformity and maturity. It's dark, it's moody, it's independent, and it's surprisingly good. Don't be thrown off by the Twilight name, if you're a fan of alternative rock, or a big indie person, then pick up this album, you'll like what you hear.


Reviewed by Joe - Five Stars

My wife seems to love it. No complaints :)


Reviewed by DH - Five Stars

Love the movies, love the songs!!


Reviewed by Mag - Love Twilght

What can I say.; love the books, movies, and the music. I still own vinyl records so I was glad to see them produce the Twilght soundtrack in vinyl to add to my coleection.


Reviewed by K. Boester - Another good soundtrack

The "Twilight" soundtrack is awesome. The "New Moon" soundtrack is almost as good--I like the songs except for the last one--too "loud" for my taste. I don't think it fits in anywhere with the other songs. I have to go to the next CD before it starts playing.


Reviewed by Sonna Blackburn - love

my favorite movie of all twilight movies- I had to have the soundtrack. I looked for a long time before I found it here and I am very pleased with it.


Reviewed by February patterns and plans - Good music

Great for Twilight fans, the soundtrack is very nice.


Reviewed by shirley benjamin - Five Stars

love it


Reviewed by linda - just what i wanted sounds like the movie i love it nice condition also will order more if i have any that i want

just what i wanted sounds like the movie i love it nice condition also will order more if i have any that i want


Reviewed by Shar - Twighlight Saga

I love the series and the music!


Reviewed by jubeli - Great soundtrack.

Enjoyed very much.


Reviewed by aunt rae - good soundtrack

good soundtrack... My mom and my sisters and I love the twilight movies.Nice shape when I got it; virtually NO scratches.


Reviewed by JZ - Beautiful Soundtrack

Let me first say this -- I have two young children and for a while was only listening to soundtracks from Camp Rock, High School Musicals (which are not bad but one begins to get out of the loop with great "grown-up" music)and traditional children's songs. SO, with that said, I loved being introduced to artists I have never heard of before...the Twilight soundtrack did just that(Muse, Mute Math, Paramore, etc). The New Moon soundtrack does just the same for me. (Lykke Yi, Death Cab for Cutie, Hurricane Bells, & Sea Wolf). Initially, I was a little put off by the new soundtrack because I was expecting similar sounds from the first soundtrack but after I listened to the cd a few times, I started to fall in love with all the songs.


Reviewed by Jessica - Different, but just as good

The soundtrack to the Twilight Saga: New Moon is great. If you are a fan of the saga, then you will definitely find that the song choices for this soundtrack are very fitting for the movie. The music is much more sullen than the Twilight soundtrack, but that it to be understood. There are some popular groups with some great music and some new bands that some people have never heard from. From my personal favorite of 'Possiblity' by Lykke Li (one I have never heard from) to the more popular 'Meet me on the Equinox' by Death Cab for Cutie. These songs are wonderful and I believe it truly captures what a fan would be looking for in a soundtrack for the second movie of the Twilight Saga.


Reviewed by Audrey Black - Five Stars

Perfect!


Reviewed by Amber Michelle Smith - Five Stars

A great overall album to listen to.


Reviewed by Michelle Cash - great

I am glad to have this cs very nice and the price was great couldn't resist very happy with the product


Reviewed by MoniU212 - Five Stars

my favorite soundtrack out of the whole series


Reviewed by Isabella Marie Cullen - Good music, good books, good movies

I basically love twilight saga and I love this soundtrack they compiled. I almost love all of the bands that they have here and it was a perfect road cd for me. If you like rock/indie this is a great album. Not just for the movie but the cd itself is a joy.


Reviewed by S. Shellard - New Moon soundtrack

Love the New Moon soundtrack!


Reviewed by Veronique - Five Stars

great music


Reviewed by Cecilia Kindell - Five Stars

I love this music!!


Reviewed by Don - Pleased

Happy to get this sound track to New Moon. This is a great cd for anyone that likes the Twilight series.


Reviewed by Evan OBrien - Five Stars

Thanks!


Reviewed by Luisa Costa de Oliveira - Teenager love it!

Used it to read with my English teenage students. It was great fun!!


Reviewed by Kim Stone - The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack

This CD is awesome, like the movie. It has such creative, fun and beautiful selection of songs. I would recommend to others.


Reviewed by Bernadette Achee - Five Stars

bought for my daughter. she loves the different artists on it.


Reviewed by Martha Lane - Five Stars

I love the Twilight series .


Reviewed by audrey - Five Stars

Love it.


Reviewed by Lovelyritaah - Love the story and the acting

Cinematography is nicely done. Seamless with the story. The closeups of the actor's emotions are well done too. Love it.


Reviewed by H. J. Litz - Amazing soundtrack!

I absolutely LOVE this soundtrack and have not taken it out of the player for ages. Can't get enough of it, my kids who are 4 and 2 actually know the words to the songs now.....highly recommend this one even if you aren't a Twilight fan (which I am)!!


Reviewed by Marley - Five Stars

Very pleased


Reviewed by WritePaintDance - Favorite soundtrack from the Twilight Saga

This is my favorite soundtrack from the Twilight Saga. The songs were fitting for each part. I especially liked Grizzly Bear's Slow Life.


Reviewed by Lindy Friedman - Five Stars

One of my favorite out of all the scores.


Reviewed by Java Ray - Five Stars

All parts of this Movie Saga are wonderful !


Reviewed by Renee - Five Stars

I love this movie


Reviewed by Amazon Customer - Five Stars

packaged great and product was everything I expected.


Reviewed by Mary Ann Cunliffe - Amazon made me smile once again

New Moon soundtrack is awasome! Getting to know the songs and then placing them in the movie is fun!
Love the fact that i can go online, click on Amazon icon, click on what item I want and in a few days its at my house!


Reviewed by Natural Pet - Nice tunes

I ride my bike to it, and its perfect. I loved the movie and this brings back all the great parts I enjoyed.


Reviewed by DoctorMom - Excellent Variety of Songs

This is by far the best movie-sound track I have in my collection. I typically do not purchase soundtracks, but couldn't resist the titles in this one. This CD has an excellent variety of songs and is incredibly easy to listen to.


Reviewed by M. McClelland - Great Assortment

The soundtrack is great- includes a few great bands with a few new, less known ones. Great flow from song to song and it doesn't scream- TWILIGHT SOUNDTRACK!- it's just a really great compilation.

I recommend buying it!


Reviewed by jillybn32 - Love it!!

I will be ordering all my CDs from them from now on.. Thank you so much for the awesome CD:)


Reviewed by Madge Gressley - Twilight New Moon Soundtrack

I found the soundtrack met all of my expectations. I would recommend it to all Twilight fans as well as those who are not.


Reviewed by Amazon Customer - Great Music

I love the music from these movies and now I listen more closely to music during all movies. None have been as good as this series.


Reviewed by Alice - wonderful

I can listen to this forever as I love The Twilight Saga and most all the songs that go with it.


Reviewed by Emma Moore - Five Stars

good


Reviewed by Thomas W. - Five Stars

Very nice


Reviewed by Tanya - More great music

Not disapointed at all in purchasing this CD along with the first one! Excellent music and it matches scenes in the movie so well!


Reviewed by C. Seymour - Even if you haven't read the books...

Anyone who has read the book, knows that a melancholy soundtrack is in order... and even though they aren't the same tracks that are on Stephanie's website, this soundtrack still delivers. And it's not so "down" that you listen to it and want to slit your wrists or anything, I love it actually, slower tempo, new Muse song, Deathcab, The Killers!, and some other indie-rockin artists. Definately recommend buying this soundtrack. Last year I bought the digital Twilight soundtrack, but this year I wanted something tangible so i bought the hard copy and was happy with the "poster" type thing that jacket folds out to.


Reviewed by Frances P. Foster - New Moon

This was a great soundtrack. I enjoy the movies and had to have the CDs too. This is one CD your going to want to have in your collection.


Reviewed by Amazon Customer - Five Stars

I love it!


Reviewed by Robert Mangum - Five Stars

Good


Reviewed by Chloe - Five Stars

contemporary music of our time.


Reviewed by H. Parks - Five Stars

Many good songs on this album.


Reviewed by Holly Fitzgibbon - New Moon Soundtrack

After reading the book, I had to have both the Twilight and New Moon soundtracks. I really enjoy the songs on this cd for they are all very unique. Great for listening to at any time.
Overall, I love this music.


Reviewed by Denise, the die cut lady - New Moon a hit

Love this soundtrack.....My initial reaction was that it wasn't as fantastic as the first one. However, I gave it a chance and it has really grown on me. Very worthy of purchase to all those twihardies out there.


Reviewed by Shar - Best Best Best

Have all 5 soundtrack of the Twilight Saga - this one is the BEST. Play constantly and never get tired of!


Reviewed by AshAlexander538 - Twihard

I absolutely love all the music from twilight. I couldn't wait to get the music so I could download it onto my iPad, iPhone, and iPod.


Reviewed by Chris - Five Stars

Great.


Reviewed by DOG MOM - love it

Huge fan of this saga. Own all the movies and now the soundtracks. Cool mix for all tastes. Listen quite frequently.


Reviewed by Mina J. Graham - Good music

I like this album - it has really good music. Help me to remember the movie when I listen to it.


Reviewed by mp59mm - This was a great purchase.

This was a great purchase. We were very satisfied and would recommend this vendor to others. The experience was positive.


Reviewed by Gregory E. Ensley - Birthday Present

If your daughter is a twilight fanatic like mine, hit the buy button.
PERFECT gift for the 14 year old girl


Reviewed by mother of four - Love it

My relaxing music.


Reviewed by Adam Hering - Five Stars

Good music


Reviewed by dani lynn - Five Stars

Quality music


Reviewed by happy gramma 4 - Great music!

I fell in love with the movies and music from them! Have the whole collection now! Great for this mom!


Reviewed by M. L. Mckenzie - Big Twilight Fan

I am a Twilight Fan and have seen all the movie and love the music in them so I had to have the sound track.


Reviewed by Adrian Mejorado - perfect.

collectors item. perfect.


Reviewed by Molly Bristol - Awesome

Loved this soundtrack. Easy to convert to iTunes as well. Price was worth it and I am glad I got the whole album


Reviewed by Amazon Customer - Five Stars

Love it


Reviewed by Costume Czar - Can't Stop Listening to It!

This is really a great compilation. I am actually not a big fan of the movies, but this soundtrack is worth the money. Many of the songs grew on me after a couple listens and the tracks flow well.


Reviewed by Eufemia Babcock - great songs

No matter if you're a Twilight fan or not, this is a great album. Each song has a special place in my heart.


Reviewed by Amazon Customer - wonderful

we listen to this over and over, its the perfect way to watch the movie when you're unable to at that moment


Reviewed by Carla - Not disappointed

Great as the first, I will be buying the rest of the soundtracks soon. Incredible choice of artists and music.


Reviewed by jenapryl - Five Stars

great product!!


Reviewed by S. Winger - Awesome soundtrack, even for the non Twilight fan

Great, great, great soundtrack. I think it's worlds better than the Twilight soundtrack. If you're a music lover you won't be disappointed...even if you're not a fan of the Twilight Saga.


Reviewed by marty - Ah, the music transports me into the story, all over again.

I listen to the cd alot......& it reminds of Bella's & Edward's story all over again. It fills the story out.


Reviewed by i mj - great music

Great music, has made a nice Christmas gift. I will buy another one for myself. It was delivered even earlier than i expected. Never had any problems with the Amazon items.


Reviewed by Lara Cox - Every song is great

The soundtrack is just great - it brings you back to the movie. I cannot believe how well selected the music is! It is hard to please me with music, but this just worked.


Reviewed by darlene nunez - ok

i have nothing bad to say about this product. It works well and i use it everyday. nice and easy


Reviewed by Jd - Great Soundtrack

Loved this soundtrack. Brought back memories of the movie. Enjoyed all the songs. Sometimes there might be one song that's ok, but this track they were all great!


Reviewed by Twilighter - Great sound track at a great price!!

This was a great sound track and the price was fantastic. Amazon had a free shipping deal that made it totally worth waiting a few extra days!


Reviewed by VICTORY TOYOTA - New Moon Soundtrack

Product arrived quickly and was packaged well. I love this soundtrack! I don't know if I want to listen to this one or the Twilight one!


Reviewed by tinkerbell - Love the music

This soundtrack is a great mix of alternative artists. It is addicting and has been a great cd for me to play all day long.


Reviewed by J. Savage - Music from New Moon

All the music is wonderful. You go from the Death Cab for Cutie soft pop to England's philharmonic orchestra. It is awesome.


Reviewed by Erich Harry Bake - great music

just great music, great songs. my daughter listens to it every day (uploaded on her i-pod) and i have it in my car !


Reviewed by lisa - Great soundtrack!

This is a great compilation of music! I use it to motivate me to exercise or just to chill out. A great purchase!


Reviewed by Dorothy E. Barclay - The Twilight Saga:New Moon Soundtrack

I love this soundtrack, and listen to it every evening as I lie in bed reading a Twilight Saga paperback book.


Reviewed by Jesi Lea Ryan - Mature and beautiful work of musical art

Everyone needs to know that the New Moon Soundtrack has little or nothing in common with the Twilight Soundtrack. I loved the Twilight soundtrack for the upbeat pop-iness of it. New moon has a completely different feel because, let's face it, it is a very different movie with a whole different mood. It is much darker and very indy.

Listening to New Moon through a few times, I find that it grows on me more and more. I actually wish they would have found a way to include Rob Pattinson's song "I Was Broken" because I think that song would have fit the New Moon mood brilliantly. I also have to say that the piano insturmental "New Moon" is much better than "Bella's Lullaby" from Twilight.

Even though I love this CD and I think the songs are beautifully written, I think the 12 year olds who loved the Twilight Soundtrack will be disappointed. I just hope that they give it a chance and let it expand their musical horizons before deciding they hate it.


Reviewed by Ludmila Kubalová - CD

Thank you very much! It is so much beautiful CD!!! I am very happy, that I have this CD at home :-) LIM :-))


Reviewed by Barnabus III - Good CD

Despite the movie it's attached to, this is an excellent CD (especially the song Satellite Heart)


Reviewed by Heather C. Bowers - new moon sound track! i love it!

The songs are a good indacatioin for how the movie will be. My girls love it as well as i do.


Reviewed by K. Beckett - Give it a second and third listen

It took a few times through the CD to really appreciate the music, which at first appears to be dark and depressing (but look at the story). After awhile I found a few songs that I really liked and then before I realized it, I liked about 13 of the 15 songs a lot! There is one song, the 4th one, that I have to skip through every time, but overall, a really good soundtrack lyrically and musically!


Reviewed by W. Taylor - Amazing Soundtrack

The ability to use 100% original material in a soundtrack is a lost art, this soundtrack absolutely does that while retaining all of the emotional aspects that it needed to for this film/book. Then on top of all of that, they use all these indie artists that are truly great at what they do. What a great soundtrack, will be a keeper in my collection for years to come.


Reviewed by Amazon Customer - Perfect

I am a big Twilight fan so I love this too. Great music and a quality CD.


Reviewed by Tyler's mom - Different than Twilight

I got this because I loved the Twilight soundtrack so much. This one is really moody, but does have some upbeat songs. I find that I like it alot. I think it will have to grow on some people because it is so moody. Love the songs by Muse, Hurricane Bells, Thom Yorke, and The Meadow at the end of the cd.


Reviewed by A. Kakuda - Read Phoenix Child's Review: Totally Agree!!

This soundtrack has me so excited to see the film as it seems to be a great fit. Awesome & detailed analysis by Phoenix Child just says it all. I hadn't heard of the majority of these artists, but agree that every song is incredible. Based on what I read and perceive of "New Moon", the songs are a perfect fit. I'm happy that it doesn't similar to the "Twilight" track. Love the fact that I'm widening my listening experiences and being introduced to artists that I would never have listened to before. Like Phoenix Child, I too feel that the "creme de la creme of the collection" is the original score by Alexandre Desplat. Recommend the purchase and also the iTunes with the bonus selections!


Reviewed by C. Brown - New Moon Soundtrack brings a whole new fan(g) base!

This is a great compilation of alternative rock. I have listened to it daily in preparation for the opening of 'New Moon' on Nov 20th. Then I'll be able to put pictures to the music....for now, just dreaming of 'Team Jacob'. My cougar fangs are showing...I'm in my 50's!!! Enjoy.


Reviewed by Chris Harrison - I never thought I'd buy this album.

To be honest, I never thought I'd buy anything related to Twilight. After seeing Twilight and New Moon and hearing the music in both, I couldn't help myself. This soundtrack is _very_ listenable. And really... Muse, Thom Yorke, Editors, The Killers, Death Cab.... you can't go wrong.


Reviewed by Heather - Gateway music to get you into the genre

As a lot of the songs on this CD have made their way onto the radio, I should point out that the best ones have not. OK Go's song "Shooting the Moon" is my favorite, but "Monsters," "Friends"-- they're all great! Absolutely worth your time, especially if you liked any of the songs from Twilight.

Since you've probably read the book, too, you should look at the shout-outs Stephanie Meyer does to her new favorite bands. Muse, naturally, but she's big fan of Jack's Mannequin, Death Cab for Cutie, and Gomez. Definitely bands to look up, and some are even on the album.

If you're new to Alternative music, this is absolutely a must. You won't be disappointed!


Reviewed by A. DAVIS - Great music!

This soundtrack is even better than the first soundtrack, if that's possible. The music is dark and brooding but fits perfectly and is fun to listen to. These soundtracks are the best things about the movies.


Reviewed by Phoenix Child - A Completely Original and Captivating Work of Musical Art

Those who've read my prior reviews on this subject know that I despised the "Twilight" movie with a fiery passion, but was a fan of the soundtrack. Now that they've changed directors as well as composers for "New Moon," I checked the "New Moon" soundtrack album out with some degree of eagerness. I bought it the day it came out...and I was utterly blown away.

There is not one single dislikeable song on this entire album. "New Moon" is a completely new and original work of music; you cannot find the songs on this compilation anywhere else, with each song completely original and written specifically for the movie soundtrack. The artists range from the well-known to the obscure, from the folk-rock to the alternative, and the impressive range and skill of each musician is apparent from the get-go.

The album kicks into a broodingly moody gear with Death Cab for Cutie's amazingly emotive "Meet Me on the Equinox," which bleeds into the slightly punky punch of "Friends" by Band of Skulls. Thom Yorke, the lead singer of alternative rock legends Radiohead, contributes his own dark electronic track "Hearing Damage," to be followed by the soft and introspective strains of "Possibility" by Lykke Li.

The Killers of indie-rock fame contribute the original "A White Demon Love Song," which perfectly captures the complicated relationships between Bella, Edward and Jacob throughout the story of "New Moon." Anya Marina belts out the lovely ballad "Satellite Heart," which is followed by a slinky new remix of Muse's new single "I Belong to You." Bon Iver and the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club each come in with their own folk/aternative rock songs ("Roslyn" and "Done All Wrong", respectively), each track unique and lively in their own way -- indeed, the "New Moon" soundtrack could easily have fallen into the simple category of 'teen angst music' but the overall quality of the songs and the mixing are enough to completely sidestep that bullet.

Hurricane Bells lively rock anthem "Monsters" again ramps the album up from the slowness while still managing to capture the overall, ethereally brooding sense that holds this unique album together. Sea Wolf delivers a punchy folk tune in "The Violet Hour," which leads in to OK Go's new track "Shooting the Moon," a fun pop-infused folk/rock song that has a beat and a style all it's own. Grizzly Bear's darkly romantic "Slow Life" comes up next, and the final song for the album is "No Sound But the Wind" by indie/folk rock leaders the Editors, a lush and gorgeous piano ballad that carries us into the true star of this collection:

The final track on this compilation, however, is the true creme de la creme of this collection -- an original score work for the movie composed by the new French composer Alexandre Desplat. Titled simply "New Moon (The Meadow)," the complex piano melodies and heartrending orchestrations perfectly illustrate everything Desplat needed to accomplish, and this particular song outshines every other song on this album. (At this point, I'm almost more excited about the score album coming out than the movie itself!)

Bottom line -- whether or not the movie itself will improve on its predecessor is hard to gauge at this point, but this soundtrack is that rare kind of originality, that special kind of gem, that is hard to stumble upon this day, and yet this album managed to do it with grace. Introducing new acts, providing dazzling new material from old favorites, and mixing an album to keep it fresh while never losing the brooding cohesiveness of the project the mix is based upon is a difficult task, but "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" has more than stepped up to the challenge -- it hit a solid home run.

Five out of five stars.
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Reviewed by A. Barauskas - New Moon

Haunting and Hypnotic moments. So different from the first soundtrack and THAT'S OK - New Moon the movie will be so different from Twilight. Even better I think.


Reviewed by Gayle M. Truitt - New Moon Soundtrack

I really like the soundtrack. The music is great and really brings to mind many scenes from the book, I am so looking forward to where each of the songs is used in the Movie.


Reviewed by Nicole T.VINE VOICE - Beautiful collection of songs.

I pre-ordered this soundtrack a while back before they announced any of the artists or songs that would be featured and I was a little skeptical about what I might find when it was released. The Twilight Soundtrack had been on repeat in my car for months so I was hoping that the New Moon Soundtrack would be as good. When I first heard this soundtrack last week on Myspace, I couldn't believe how beautiful the songs were. It truly captures all of the emotions that I felt while reading the book and gives me high hopes that the New Moon Movie will be amazing!

Some of my favorites include:
Possibility from Lykke Li
Satellite Heart from Anya Marina
Rosyln from Bon Iver & St. Vincent
The Violet Hour from Sea Wolf
No Sound But The Wind from The Editors

Most of the songs are Indie Songs - which I LOVE because I think it captures the true spirit of the Twilight phenomenon. I am so glad they didn't go with mainstream artists. Most of the songs are also dark and moody - just like the book. I have been listening to this non-stop on Myspace and I am anxiously awaiting Amazon to deliver my CD.

I highly recommend this.


Reviewed by person - New Moon CD

I ordered this as a gift. It did make a great gift, but it was not shipped well and upon arrival the case was cracked. Sender needs to ship items better protected from damage.


Reviewed by Paula G. Morrow - NEW MOON SOUNDTRACK

I ALSO BOUGHT THIS FOR MY GRANDDAUGHTER AND ONCE AGAIN SHE WILL LOVE IT. SHE HAS READ ALL THE BOOKS TWICE AND NEVER TIRED OF THEM.


Reviewed by A. M. Díaz - JUST PERFECT

It really surprised me how much did I liked the soundtrack.
At first, I loved the first one, but I got tired of the songs really quick, but this time I can't stop listening to it. I really love it, and when I watched the film last Wednesday, I thought that every single song was perfectly combined with the film.
I hope I'll like the third one as much as this soundtrack.
I hope the music director keeps going like this.


Reviewed by Tattie Sena - Beautiful!

Adoro esta trilha sonora. Totalmente profunda, como o LIVRO! Algumas musicas me emocionam muito. Lindo!!!


Reviewed by Katie M. - Can't stop listening!

I really like this CD. While I think the Twilight soundtrack is a bit better than this New Moon soundtrack, it's still definitely worth buying (especially for the price!). I really don't think you can buy it for any cheaper than this. When I first listened to this soundtrack, I was a bit dissappointed and thought some of the songs were REALLY weird (I think it's because I don't usually listen to this type of music). However at the same time I couldn't STOP listening to it! Now I do so every day, twice a day, since I got it a month ago! It seems odd, but once you listen to it once or twice and warm up to it, you realize how great the CD is! I would list the "highlight" songs...but I then I would be listing 11 of the them...so I guess you could say it's a great CD and it is definitely worth giving it a try! Even if you aren't a Twilight fan, it's still great and can be enjoyed by the biggest Twi-hards or by the most extreme anti-twilighters!


Reviewed by Amazon Customer - Many earworms

My 14 year old daughter can't stop listening to this. Plenty of hooks that get stuck in your head.


Reviewed by J. Jaeger - Excellent

I don't buy many soundtracks because I usually only like a few of the songs, and really only parts of most of the songs. However, I bought the New Moon soundtrack when it was on sale at Amazon and I could not be happier with it. I do love the movie, which helps, but this CD is full of fantastic songs! My personal favorite is the "Slow Life" song by Grizzly Bear. I highly recommend it!


Reviewed by Kristin B - Great music

I really enjoy this CD. I wouldn't normally choose this type of music, but I loved the movie and I was pleasantly surprised to find I like these songs too. I've listened to it many times over and I enjoy it more each time I listen to it. I highly recommend this CD.


Reviewed by Kaci Gillham - New Moon Soundtrack...Twilight

Great songs from so many different artists! I've found a few new groups on this album that I will have to check out! Good price and great addition to my collection!


Reviewed by K. Loder - New Moon Soundtrack

Absolutely love it! Number 2, 4, and 10 are my favourites. Really brings back scenes from the movie. Can't stop playing it!


Reviewed by Amazon Customer - Perfect fit for New Moon

I think the music really captures the emotion of the book. I like the mixture of artists. Meet Me on the Equinox, New Moon (The Meadow), Satellite Heart, Possibility, White Demon Love Song -- all great! Can't wait to see where the music fits into the movie tomorrow night!


Reviewed by KRW - It gets better the more you listen....!

When I first bought this I was disappointed, thinking I just wasted 10 dollars. i saw new moon in theaters, LOVED IT!!! I heard the music as I was watching the movie...it just went perfectly with the emotions..I think alot of us were expecting the mysterious/upbeat rock on the twilight soundtrack. But The emotion in new moon is different, more sad/complex, and if you listen to new moon soundtrack, thinking of the emotion Bella, and Edward was feeling, you will realize the songs describes what their feelings very well. I now enjoy listening to the soundtrack..its calming, and the songs themselves are done very well!


Reviewed by lyric - misleading

the cd is great however the title of the product, """""New Moon Soundtrack: Deluxe Edition (CD & DVD)"""...makes one believe it is the cd AND the movie...


Reviewed by EA SolinasHALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE - Waxing moon

The best thing you can say about any movie's soundtrack is that it can stand on its own, and that no matter what you think of the movie, the soundtrack is chock full of amazing music.

And the soundtrack to "New Moon" is one of those -- apparently the people behind it have gone completely indie in their tastes. Whether you love or hate the teen-vampire-infatuation flick, it's undeniable that the soundtrack is bursting with brilliant bands -- angular rock'n'roll and lush echoing pop, some of it well-known (Muse, Thom Yorke) and some relative obscure (Grizzly Bear, Lykke Li).

Meet me on the equinox/Meet me halfway/The sun is perched at its highest peak/In the middle of the day... Ben Gibbard sings distantly as the gentle guitars swirl around him. A storm of drums builds up every time he laments that "everything, everything ends," as his pronouncements about an unknown lover become eerier ("A window/An open tomb/The sun crawls across your bedroom/A halo/A waning moon/Your last breath moving through you").

There's a pretty good showing of solid rock'n'roll following Death Cab For Cutie's memorable introduction -- Band of Skulls provides the buzzing, blunt-edged rocker "Friends," Hurricane Bells erupts in a buzzing storm of fuzzy bass and sharp beats with "Monsters," and Sea Wolf's "The Violet Hour" is a swirling little pop-rocker that seems to trickle down the reverberating guitar.

Then there's Thom Yorke, whose buzzy-edged electronic "Hearing Damage" is a furtive, dark little rush of sinister beauty. And of course, Muse is included in the stomping, mournful rocker "I Belong To You (New Moon Remix)."

Some of these bands are also going unexpectedly low-key to suit the mood, even if they're usually much louder. The Killers turn out the dramatic layered lament of "A White Demon Love Song," while Black Rebel Motorcycle produce twangy lo-fi ballad "Done All Wrong." OK GO abandon their usual sound in favor of the trippy psychedelic "Shooting The Moon," and the Editors have dramatic, hauntingly sad piano-rock sound in "No Sound But The Wind" ("Help me to carry the fire/it will light our way forever..."

But some brilliant indie pop also makes the cut. Lykke Li's "Possibility" is a shimmering, icy little melody, while Anya Marina sticks to acoustic guitar riddled with organ in the whispery "Satellite Heart." The best of the album: Bon Iver and St. Vincent collaborate on the otherworldly, hymnlike "Roslyn," and Grizzly Bear's exquisite "Slow Life" is a slow haunting build to a celestial climax. There are two extra tracks in this edition -- Sed's fuzzy, erupting rocker "No Way Out" and Ximena Sariana's stripped-down guitar ballad "Frente Al Mar." The former is a solid addition to the rest of the soundtrack, and the second... put me to sleep.

For the record, I'm not a fan of "New Moon" or Stephenie Meyers' Twilight series in general. But I felt a prickle go down my spine when I saw the songs listed for the soundtrack -- they've crammed it with one brilliant band after another, ranging from hard rock'n'roll to soft, sweet ballads. In fact, the only one that failed to move me was Alexandre Desplat's outro -- frankly, it was four minutes of boredom for me.

Otherwise, the playlist sets a wonderful mood -- think a mingling of bittersweet romanticism and outright melancholy, with lots of slowly winding piano, buzzing guitar, acoustics and ghostly veils of electronica and organ. The singers' voices range from dramatic laments (Matt Bellamy) to quirky murmurs (Anya Marina), and their lyrics tend to reflect two themes: loss ("How much pain has cracked your soul?/How much love would make you whole?") and love ("Even though you're only one I see/I've got to set you free...").

Even those who are not (and probably never will be) fans of the Twilight phenomenon should immerse themselves in the "New Moon Soundtrack." Taken on its own merits, it's still a haunting string of beautiful songs.


Reviewed by Andrew Brandt - One of the best movie soundtrack compilations ever.

I like the Twilight series somewhat. I thought the first three books were good popcorn reads. The fourth book was just...weird.

But I digress...

The first Twilight soundtrack, I thought, was decent. It had some good songs, but was definitely a list of B-tracks from artists. It was as if the budget was very short for the project.

The soundtrack for New Moon, however, is a completely different animal. With a new director and a new direction for the film franchise, the music soundtrack also shifted to an amazing who's-who of indie rock. From Death Cab for Cutie's lead single track "Meet Me on the Equinox" to the songs by Bon Iver and St. Vincent, Hurricane Bells, OK Go and Editors, every song is an original tune written specifically for the movie and soundtrack.

Given the nature of the plot, this album could have very easily diverged into teen angst rock, and though the album is "moody," it is very listenable without being depressing. The album reminds me very much of autumn, whereas Twilight and Eclipse's soundtracks have more of a summer feel to them.

This is a great indie compilation, and I'm glad that a lot of these otherwise unknown artists got a good look by such a large crowd as the Twilight demographic. It doesn't disappoint.


Reviewed by J. Bower - Excellent

This album is a mix of edgy alternative, folk and soft rock with contributions by legends such Radiohead's Thom York (one of my favourites on the album) means that even those who aren't fans of the Twilight franchise can enjoy this unique album.

Every song on this album was created especially for the film by the respective artists, which makes each song all the more special in my opinion. New Moon may be the movie version of a wildly popular teen romance book series but the atmosphere struck up by these songs in the movie along with the cinematography of the movie is art. The music fits in beautifully with the stunning scenery and action in the movie.

The best songs on the album are:

3. Hearing Damage by Thom York: This song is amazing! It mixes electro and hard beats with Thom Yorke's distinct vocals. The harmony of the different sounds in this track manages to create a rhythm and beat that sounds almost exotic. Although this is a dark and calm track it could almost be danced to. The way it's used in this film perfects the track for me - an evil vampire is on the run from werewolves and a native tribe leader who suffers a heart attack in the Washington forest, the music rendering the scene both urgent and melancholic.

6. Satellite Heart by Anya Marina: A calm yet angsty acoustic indie track with raspy vocals, perfect for the troubled romance in the movie.

9. Done All Wrong by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: This is a brilliant folksy woody track which is perfect for the scene on the native american reservation. This song makes that side of the conflict in the saga shine, the world of the tribe and Bella's small town roots.

But all the songs are great.


Reviewed by Sylo - Soundtrack too good for the film it's attached too.

I couldn't believe my eyes, Thom Yorke, Death Cab for Cutie, Muse, The Killers, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club? All on the soundtrack to what is most likely to be one of the worst movies of the year. A sequel to one of the worst films of 2008. Based on a book series that isn't even worthy of being used as toilet paper. Yes you heard right, this soundtrack is downright amazing. The wife purchased it, being a big fan of the movies and books, and when I saw the track listing I had to give it a listen. Nothing Thom Yorke is attached too could possibly suck and I was right. With an eclectic mix of artists the somber mood of the record easily slips from one wonderful track to the next. Even suck artists OK GO managed to surprise me with a very relaxed arrangement that is above and beyond the trash they usually put out. How did this happen? I have no idea but whoever is behind the soundtrack gave New Moon much more than it deserves. Its typical to see so many tweens and tarts opposed to actual good music, so sorry you got suckered into purchasing actual GOOD music. A wonderful collection of songs, its just too bad its the soundtrack to this really stupid movie.


Reviewed by Minneapolis Girl - Fits the Story Well...

I love all genres of music. I'm familiar with most of the artists on this album and I was also familiar with the artists on the Twlight soundtrack. The New Moon soundtrack is phenomenal and better than the Twilight soundtrack. It doesn't surprise me that some people don't like it. There will never be a product out there that everyone is going to love. The artists and songs chosen for the soundtrack fit the mood of the book well. I can't imagine that it will not fit the mood of the movie just as well. The songs are intelligently written. For those of you who have given poor ratings, are you listening to the lyrics? Are you listening to the complexity of the music itself? The lyrics tell/match the story better than any other soundtrack I've heard for any other movie. Yes, some of the songs on this album are depressing or slow, but so was the majority of the book. A depressing or slow song does not mean it is a bad song. Songs are written from feelings and experiences. I give props to whoever compiled this album. The songs chosen were obviously well thought out, inspirational, moving and only enhance my love of the Twilight saga.


Reviewed by Meggymoo - Surprisingly Addictive Album

When a friend told me that the album mostly consisted of alot of Indie music, I was not impressed. That is to say until I purchased the album. The music varies considerably from song to song, but they all have a thread that seems to tie them together well.

I already have been in love with Death Cab for Cutie and Muse, so it was easily given that I would love those songs ("Equinox" & "I Belong to You"). What surprised me is how much I enjoyed the other songs. I had never before heard a solo project song by Thom Yorke (of Radiohead) and from the moment I saw the scene in the movie that corresponds with the song "Hearig Damage" I had to go buy his album. I found other artists that I haven't really given much thought to (or heard of) and have have gone exploring for their own albums and discovered how great these bands are as well (The Killers, Hurricane Bells).

So I feel that I have been taught a valueable musical lesson, do not assume a label defines that you will not like that genre of music. I can officially say thanks to this album, I'm a fan of Indie(!) and I as impressed as I am by this compilation, I look forward to the Eclipse soundtrack which I will purchase without hesitation.


Reviewed by Nse Ette - Full moon with a bite!

I decided to get this CD when I saw some of my favourite artists on it. Unlike most reviewers here, I haven't listened to the soundtrack to the first "Twilight" movie, so my review will be on the music here and not how much this one pales in comparison to the first.

What an outstanding CD this is. Thom Yorke's "Hearing damage" is closer in feel to stuff off Radiohead's sound (especially the "Hail to the thief" CD) than stuff off his bleak but beautiful electronic debut. Lykke Li comes off all Björk-like on the lush dirge/hymn-like ballad "Possibility". The dramatic "A white demon love song" by The Killers sounds like some distorted Beatles song and is brilliant! "I belong to you (New moon mix)" by Muse is a shorter mix from the version found on their fab recent album "The resistance", editing out he French and Freddie Mercury-like bits.

Roslyn by Bon Iver & St. Vincent is a pretty ethereal ballad. "Shooting the moon" is a sublime yet poppy turn from Ok Go. "Slow life" is a beautiful acoustic ballad by Grizzly Bear, while The Editors turn in the piano ballad "No sound but the wind" (very unlike anything on their recent heavily electronic album, I might add).

That's it for the acts I know. The other songs are just as outstanding, from the Radiohead channelling "Meet me on the equinox" by Death Cab For Cutie, the crunchy rocker "Friends" by Band of Skulls, the ballad "Satellite heart" by Anya Marina, to the absolutely stunning piano/string instrumental "New moon (The meadow)" by Alexandre Desplat (which is right up there with the instrumentals off Quentin Tarentino's "Inglourious Basterds" soundtrack).

Edgy, but still very accessible. Brilliant!


Reviewed by Merry - Amazing and Brilliant!!!

This is an amazing CD and far superior to the first CD Twilight. And I liked that CD very much. But these tracks are great and the more I listen to it the more mesmorized I become. I can't stress enough how awful the CD could have been with re-hashes of already released tunes and top 40 artists. YUK! YUK! YUK! This original mindblowing release was the very best way to go. I love every track but especially: The Violet Hour, Friends, Rosyln(stuck in my head all day), White Demon Love Song, Monsters, I Belong to You, Satellite Heart, The only one I See(track 13) and the wonderful Shooting the Moon. Oops and The Meadow of course. This CD PERFECTLY reflects the growing, mature and deep feelings that are the essence of the second book. Which is after all dark and emotionally difficult for all the characters. How anyone can say with any validity that they know the book is depressing but can't we have happy rock tunes is beyond me. All I can say is did you really read the book?? These Indie artists are amazing and I can't believe they were able to get them to contribute. The Twilight franchise fans should be grateful for their effort. Time to join the ranks of the grown ups and leave behind the tweenie top 40 garbage. Now I can't wait for Eclipse soundtrack which if I'm guessing right will have a harder edge. But we'll soon see. In the mean time my daughter and I will listen to this in the car and try to guess were each song will go. A fun bonding time for us. Thanks Alexandra Patsavas (musical director for this franchise) for helping me steer my daughter safely from the danger of top 40 hell. Can you imagine Beyonce's "Put A Ring On It" on this CD??? I feel sick just thinking about it.


Reviewed by EA SolinasHALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE - Waxing moon

The best thing you can say about any movie's soundtrack is that it can stand on its own, and that no matter what you think of the movie, the soundtrack is chock full of amazing music.

And the soundtrack to "New Moon" is one of those -- apparently the people behind it have gone completely indie in their tastes. Whether you love or hate the teen-vampire-infatuation flick, it's undeniable that the soundtrack is bursting with brilliant bands -- angular rock'n'roll and lush echoing pop, some of it well-known (Muse, Thom Yorke) and some relative obscure (Grizzly Bear, Lykke Li).

Meet me on the equinox/Meet me halfway/The sun is perched at its highest peak/In the middle of the day... Ben Gibbard sings distantly as the gentle guitars swirl around him. A storm of drums builds up every time he laments that "everything, everything ends," as his pronouncements about an unknown lover become eerier and more surreal ("A window/An open tomb/The sun crawls across your bedroom/A halo/A waning moon/Your last breath moving through you").

There's a pretty good showing of solid rock'n'roll following Death Cab For Cutie's memorable introduction -- Band of Skulls provides the buzzing, blunt-edged rocker "Friends," Hurricane Bells erupts in a buzzing storm of fuzzy bass and sharp beats with "Monsters," and Sea Wolf's "The Violet Hour" is a swirling little pop-rocker that seems to trickle down the reverberating guitar.

Then there's Thom Yorke, whose buzzy-edged electronic "Hearing Damage" is a furtive, dark little rush of sinister beauty. And of course, Muse is included in the stomping, mournful rocker "I Belong To You (New Moon Remix)."

Some of these bands are also going unexpectedly low-key to suit the mood, even if they're usually much louder. The Killers turn out the dramatic layered lament of "A White Demon Love Song," while Black Rebel Motorcycle unfurl a twangy lo-fi ballad "Done All Wrong." OK GO abandon their usual sound in favor of the trippy psychedelic-edged "Shooting The Moon," and the Editors dip into a dramatic, hauntingly sad piano-rock sound with "No Sound But The Wind" ("Help me to carry the fire/it will light our way forever..."

But some brilliant indie pop also makes the cut. Lykke Li's "Possibility" is a shimmering, icy little melody, while Anya Marina sticks to acoustic guitar riddled with organ in the whispery "Satellite Heart." The absolute highlights of the album: Bon Iver and St. Vincent collaborate on the otherworldly, hymnlike "Roslyn," and Grizzly Bear's exquisite "Slow Life" is a slow haunting build to a celestial climax.

For the record, I'm not a fan of "New Moon" or Stephenie Meyers' Twilight series in general. But I felt a prickle go down my spine when I saw the songs listed for the soundtrack -- they've crammed it with one brilliant band after another, ranging from hard rock'n'roll to soft, sweet ballads. In fact, the only one that failed to move me was Alexandre Desplat's outro -- frankly, it was four minutes of boredom for me.

Otherwise, the playlist sets a wonderful mood -- think a mingling of bittersweet romanticism and outright melancholy, with lots of slowly winding piano, buzzing guitar, acoustics and ghostly veils of electronica and organ. The singers' voices range from dramatic laments (Matt Bellamy) to quirky murmurs (Anya Marina), and their lyrics tend to reflect two themes: loss ("How much pain has cracked your soul?/How much love would make you whole?") and love ("Even though you're only one I see/I've got to set you free...").

Even those who are not (and probably never will be) fans of the Twilight phenomenon should immerse themselves in the "New Moon Soundtrack." Taken on its own merits, it's still a haunting string of beautiful songs.


Reviewed by J. J. Star - Exceptional

I wholeheartedly agree with Phoenix Child. Desplat's melody is so beautiful and perfect that it should have been/be nominated for an
Academy Award as Bella's Lullaby should have as well.

My annoyance so far with the Twilight Saga is that there should have been a carryover musical theme - the above two would be perfect so that these two melodies become the symbol for this entire franchise.

I will say that the single that has stayed with me - besides the
two named above is "Possibility" ... it seems stuck in my head - which means to me that this song is first class.

My adult children are amazed at my attachment to the soundtracks for these movies, but there hasn't been anything this good in maybe 30 years?

Money well spent. Again.


Reviewed by KraizeeKatt - Thoroughly Enjoying This One

I have been hearing a lot of these songs lately on the Sirius XMU indie rock station I listen to religiously. So imagine my shock when I finally learned that they were all part of the New Moon soundtrack. I was blown away. Considering I listened to the Fleet Foxes album on repeat the whole time I read New Moon, I find that this soundtrack is also a perfect compliment to the story, and I look forward to hearing how each song will be used in the movie. That being said, too bad there's not a song on here by Fleet Foxes, but the songs by Thom Yorke and Grizzly Bear more than make up for this. Bon Iver AND Editors too? SOLD. I give this album 5 stars. I am really enjoying it.


Reviewed by Nicole - Fantastic Music!

Usually when I listen to a CD I'll skip a bunch of songs and there will only be a few that I actually like, so I was pleasantly surprised when I played this soundtrack and discovered I loved most of the songs except for a couple. To begin with, the soundtrack had the type of music I like. If you're not into indie rock or mellow music then this might not be the soundtrack for you. Most of the songs have a kind of quite eerie sound to them, which goes well with the theme of the book and movie, New Moon. My favorite songs have to be Friends and Roslyn, and the soundtrack is worth it to me for just those two songs but there are other great additions to the CD as well. I encourage you to give it a listen.


Reviewed by jane - One of the best compilations of the year

With this soundtrack, music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas has outdone herself yet again. The woman who was behind the wonderfully refreshing "Music from The O.C.", who earned a Grammy for "Grey's Anatomy", and who is also responsible for the highly successful (and well-chosen) soundtrack of the first "Twilight" film, has assembled an eclectic mix of previously unreleased songs from numerous Indie-gods. With this, she strikes home and absolutely nails the tone and feeling of the story - maybe even that of a generation.
Those who know the heartbreaking tale of loss, friendship, sacrifice, and love, will suffer with protagonist Bella immediately upon hearing the melancholic songs. Even most of the lyrics mirror the story exactly and take the listener on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.
But this CD also creates a very unique and autonomous tone of its own that emotionally carries the movie further. It is one of the rare gems which prove that soundtracks can be much more than a random, insignificant musical underscore of motion pictures. This is why I strongly (and without hesitation) recommend this compilation also - or maybe especially - to those who have outgrown their teenage years and who do not know or like the books or movies, but who merely treasure good music.


Reviewed by shooflymama - Unexpected gem

I checked this soundtrack out of my local library on a whim before I'd even saw the movie, and ended up liking it so much that I bought my own copy. The songs perfectly capture the mood and feeling of the novel New Moon. There is not one bad song here - it is one of those rare soundtracks that not only enhances the film for which it was created, but can also stand on its own.

I'd say that the collection of songs is on the eclectic, indie side - the whole together paints a dark, hauntingly beautiful musical landscape that fits its story so well.

One of the best soundtracks I've heard in recent memory, and I have listened to it for several months now and have not tired of it. Kudos to the musicians who wrote these great songs and to those who envisioned and put together the soundtrack. Glad I picked it up - it turned out to be a true gem.


Reviewed by Paul D. Sandor - Please, please, please give it a chance...

First of all, I am not a part of the target demographic for the Twilight series. I haven't read New Moon and probably never will. But I know great music when I hear it: This soundtrack is loaded with some of the best Indie music available.

Second of all, both of my daughters are Twilight fan(atics). They love this soundtrack. This is probalbly due to me constantly playing this type of music while they were growing up. Their open-mindedness allow them to enjoy this introspective and meloncholy music (they also love the more upbeat Twilight soundtrack.)

Finally, any soundtrack that seemlessly flows from the sadly melodic Death Cab to Thom Yorke's ethereal croon and then back again to the lovely layers of Grizzly Bear is a keeper. My hope is that some of the young fans who discover (and like) this type of music will delve deeper into the genre and discover stellar artists like The Smiths, Sigur Ros and Neutral Milk Hotel. As Natalie Portman stated in Garden State (another great soundtrack), "You gotta hear these songs, they will change your life I promise you..."


Reviewed by Min-Vod - Can listen to it endless times

New Moon Soundtrack is as good as Twilight or could be even better. It again depends on you preferences in music but for me it is a perfect choice for rereading the book. It helps refresh the memories of my own.

Try to shaffle the collection on your player and see if oyu like it better. I simply rearranged the tracks to better suit my perception of the book events. Since the movie is the Book adaptation I choose to go by the book. It does magic
Try it yourself, see if it works. Unless you already love the music.


Reviewed by Snickers - Music to my ears!!!

I love this CD! All the songs are great performed by really great musicians. Especially Satellite Heart and White Demon. Very appropriate for the movie and yet you don't have to be an immortal (wolf or vampire) to be able to relate to it. I have recommended it to many of my friends and I'll continue to do so. I've had this for more than a month now and I still listen to it everyday. I hope the next Twilight movie comes out with another great soundtrack, this is kinda hard to top off.


Reviewed by Autumn N. Johnson - Depressing and Amazing

If I was a teenage girl(thankfully, I'm not), I would probably hate this album, as I have seen many of the younger fans have done.However, if you're older than 17, keep reading.

The New Moon soundtrack is an amazing mix of well known and lesser known acts, in which all of the songs seemed to be picked carefully and with thought. The songs are depressing but mix amazingly well with the melodies, capturing the essence of New Moon(in terms of the book anyways) perfectly.

I'm a huge indie fan and even if one isnt a Twilight fan, I think this album could be enjoyed by all. The standout track on the album is "Satellite Heart" by Anya Marina. The artist as a distinct voice, and captures what Bella goes through in New Moon to a "T".

Death Cab for Cutie, Thom Yorke, Bon Iver&St.Vincent, and Sea Wolf deliver as well, as these artists are the standouts of the album IMO.

Finally "New Moon(The Meadow)" is what Bella's Lullaby should have been all along. I love the piano and its played on a depressive but emotional level that comes out in the music. I even hear a bit of Clair De Lune inspiration in the notes, which fits.

Bottom line : For the price, buy it. You'll be pleasantly surprised.


Reviewed by Trixie651999 - Great soundtrack but missing bonus tracks....

Great album but I wish I had done my homework before making this purchase online. This album does not include the three bonus tracks which you would get if you purchased on iTunes and I'm assuming if you purchased in the store. One of those songs "Solar Midnight" by Lupe Fiasco is a really great tune. My brother also worked on the video so I really wanted to have the song for obvious reasons. Kinda dissapointed with Amazon for not including those songs.


Reviewed by Dahlia - The BEST Soundtrack

This is one of my favorite albums, and I've never liked a movie soundtrack like this, NEVER! All the songs on here are great, and if you are a Twilight fan you begin to remember what scene each song is from. The songs are varied which other reviewers have mentioned, some are slow and mellow, while others are more upbeat, but that's just like New Moon. It's an excellent and unique mix you're sure to love.


Reviewed by David - Great Soundtrack

This is an awesome soundtrack. It is fun and enjoyable to listen to. The best songs on this soundtrack are all of them


Reviewed by Pammie - Awesome soundtrack,fits mood...

First off, I have to say I love the soundtrack.It includes a mix of relatively unknown artist and also the more mainstream artist.This mix blends so well.Comparing to the Twilight soundtrack, the New Moon soundtrack is much more slower pace and mellow.There's only about 2 moderate pace songs in the entire cd.Some of you might not like this,but really,it fits the mood of the book.My favorite song is 'Roslyn' by Bon Iver & St. Vincent.Overall, I think they did a good job with the collaborations and everything fit well into what I think New Moon represents.


Reviewed by Ethan Yarbrough - Awesome!

Let me start by saying this is NOT the Twilight soundtrack. That is how it should be. The Twilight story and soundtrack are great, but New Moon has a more depressing story so the music needs to be slower. Ok now for the review. This soundtrack is great. I have listened to it multiple times and love it more each time I hear it. I dont know if it will be widely accepted due to the type of music, but in my opinion it is worth buying and listening to several times. Plus it gets you more hyped up for the movies release!


Reviewed by Twilight Fan 11 - AMAZING!

This soundtrack blew me away. All of the music went well with eachother and the movie. I read others review claiming that "it was boring", "so depressing", "disappointing". What I say to them is get over it, the movie is mellow and sad and the music fits pefectly with the theme. If you don't buy this soundtrack, you are missing something wonderful.


Reviewed by Heather Cullen - Better then I would have ever expected

I listened to the sountrack early with youtube they had 30 second clips of each song, I said to myself eh, it isnt that great. I just purchased the cd today the 16th and found myself wonderfully surprised. The 30 second clips did not do the songs justice! The overall mood and melodys fit into the movie perfectly even Muse's remixed version of the upbeat song," I belong to you". I highly recomend purchasing this and listening to the notes that fit so well with the beautiful story of New Moon.


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