National Music Reviews November 2015

Review: Basil Poledouris – Robocop Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Basil Poledouris – Robocop Original Sound Track

Basil Poledouris
Robocop Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Vinyl Re-issue)

Milan Records
Street: 07.17
Basil Poledouris = John Williams + Danny Elfman x Vangelis

Ever seen Robocop? No, not that soft-served fecal matter, completely bullshit PG-13 “remake” that came out last year. This is the original score to Paul Verhoeven’s masterpiece, and a must-have for all you “vinyl-has-that-sound-that-nothing-else-can-capture” turds who somehow also happen to like the best movies in cinematic history (don’t worry … I’ll forgive you for being idiotic hipsters because it’s the FUCKING ROBOCOP SOUNDTRACK). Basil Poledouris did one hell of a job composing this—at once capturing the themes of the movie musically (shit getting thoroughly blasted, sharp, witty social commentary and more shit getting thoroughly blasted) while also keeping the fast approaching ’90s sound the fuck out. The titles of the tracks are accurate, awesome and prompt you to know where you are in the movie if you’re a dumbass (“Gas Station Blow-Up,” “Clarence frags Bob,” “Big Is Better”). One of the best soundtracks of all time to one of the best movies of all time. –Nuko Kapao