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Armageddon: The Album, mixes original theme music with third party rock tracks - The Audiophile Man
Title: Original Soundtrack Label: Audio Fidelity It’s an intriguing album because it is not an original score – well, part of it is – but is mostly one of those soundtracks packed to the gills with star bands and creative artists. The intriguing bit is that the compilers tried to make it a balanced release, wanting to appeal to younger listeners but they’ve really failed in this task with only Our Lady Peace and Cantal Kreviazuk trying (pretty poorly, it has to be said) to ring up some teeny energy. No, this is a LP for mature ears, mostly Aerosmith fanbase ears at that with four tracks from the band including the singles I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing and What Kind of Love Are You On plus the superior Sweet Emotion and Come Together. You can also hear Shawn Colvin, Patty Smyth, Jon Bon Jovi, Trevor Rabin and Journey (complete with new vocalist Steve Augeri) plus oldies by ZZ Top and Bob Seger. The song selection is patchy, the Aerosmith proliferation results in the album becoming unbalanced yet I like it because its represents a time and a place. Even the terrible film it’s hooked onto has that …