Monday, January 08, 2007

# Posted 8:14 PM by Ariel David Adesnik  

BABEL: THE SOUNDTRACK. Amores Perros is one my favorite movies ever. Its director was Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who more recently directed Babel, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett among others. I haven't seem the film just yet, but I was fortunate enough to get a review copy of the soundtrack, which I mostly certainly recommend.

If you listen to a radio station, you hear one kind of music. Why is that? Why aren't there stations that reject the standard distinction between oldies, Top 40, country and other "formats"? Perhaps if there were most listeners who embraced more than one more format, the radio stations would follow.

In the meantime, if you feel like side-stepping commercial radio, the Babel soundtrack will hit you with a deluge of musical styles from across the globe, with an emphasis on Latin America. There are ballads of lamentation, wild celebrations, ethereal trances, symphonic instrumentals and even a disco remix. If you're looking for something good and something different, this is it.
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You can usually hear different music on public radio. You might want to consider satellite radio as well,
fm 94.9 in San Diego is pretty broad, and the djs have good taste. They stream online, of course.
you got a review copy? As in you were sent one? Are you a music critic?
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