It’s fairly easy to see that there will be two types of reactions to the New Moon soundtrack. One one hand you have the ‘mainstream’ media that will probably rate it highly, calling it something along the lines of ‘a great collection songs from of up-and-coming artists’. Then there’ll be the more indie crowd, who will undoubtedly slam it for encouraging screaming teenage girls to listen to the likes of Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear and Muse, thereby destroying any credibility these artists ever had in the process. But while it is very, very tempting to just scream ‘sellout!’, after a proper listen the soundtrack actually is…good. Shock horror!

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The Brief: P2K

October 4, 2009

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To say a lot has happened in the music world in the 2000’s would be a bit of an understatement.  Over the past couple of months music site Pitchfork have been looking at the decade in music, and have extensively covered the often tumultuous journeys of pop, indie, the mp3 amongst others. And it’s made for some really interesting reading. Check out the top 200 albums, 500 singles, best videos and news items by clicking on this here link.