Matrix Reloaded: The Album Like its predecessor, Matrix Reloaded will no doubt provide gobs of smart, metaphysical cyber-action adventure; so why is the soundtrack so dumbed down? Do the… Matrix Reloaded: The Album Like its predecessor, Matrix Reloaded will no doubt provide gobs of smart, metaphysical cyber-action adventure; so why is the soundtrack so dumbed down? Do the… 2003-05-06 Various Artists
Music Review

Matrix Reloaded: The Album (2003)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: May 06, 2003; Lead Performance: Various Artists

Like its predecessor, Matrix Reloaded will no doubt provide gobs of smart, metaphysical cyber-action adventure; so why is the soundtrack so dumbed down? Do the film's producers believe that its humongous audience beats with one nu-metal heart? The usual suspects -- Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie -- turn in second-rate efforts here, though the Deftones' down-tempo ''Lucky You'' finds the L.A. metal band trawling intriguing new terrain. Only Paul Oakenfold's remix of Dave Matthews' ''When the World Ends'' hints at the subversive sting this record could have delivered.

Originally posted May 16, 2003 Published in issue #710 May 16, 2003 Order article reprints
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