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GHOSTS OF MARS – John Carpenter

August 24, 2001 Leave a comment

ghostsofmarsOriginal Review by Jonathan Broxton

When is a soundtrack not a soundtrack? When it’s a rock album. Or when it’s called John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars. In my opinion, the sole purpose of a film soundtrack is to elicit an emotional response from the audience watching the film it accompanies. All other considerations about whether it is considered “good music” are secondary to the fact that its creation is to support a visual image. By saying this, I am almost making myself redundant as a reviewer of soundtrack albums as opposed to scores as heard in the film, but the point I am trying to make is that a good soundtrack album doesn’t necessarily mean that it contains a good score, and vice versa. This album is a case in point. Read more…