Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark You'll be safe from falling stuntmen, but the soundtrack to Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark , Broadway's notorious mega-musical poses a more mundane risk: boredom.… Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark You'll be safe from falling stuntmen, but the soundtrack to Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark , Broadway's notorious mega-musical poses a more mundane risk: boredom.… 2011-06-14 Various Artists Musical Interscope
Music Review

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (2011)

MAN ON WIRE Spidey's soundtrack has finally arrived
Image credit: Jacob Cohl
MAN ON WIRE Spidey's soundtrack has finally arrived
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Jun 14, 2011; Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Musical; Production: Interscope

You'll be safe from falling stuntmen, but the soundtrack to Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Broadway's notorious mega-musical poses a more mundane risk: boredom. Composers Bono and the Edge — who break the cast-only rule to guest on several tracks — sprinkle some rousing, U2-style hooks amid the alt-show-tune gloom. But the duo's lyrics are pop-rock vague, and their melodies swing from arena bombast to Broadway cheese as lifelessly as a swatted Spidey. C–

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Originally posted Jun 08, 2011 Published in issue #1159 Jun 17, 2011 Order article reprints
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