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IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2007 10:48PM CDT

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The ReviewsTransformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack was released today. Our own i_amtrunks has brought us news of a review of the soundtrack. IGN.com has posted the review. Click here to read it.
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Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141299)
Posted by Roboto750 on May 29th, 2007 @ 11:06pm CDT
I knew that I should have reviewed this last week when I found it at a small music shop (yes, before it came out)! The CD is great! It's a nice reissue/remaster and a fitting tribute to the awesome music of the original TFTM! Based on this review, the guy reviewing this was the wrong guy for the job.
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141315)
Posted by Silver Wind on May 29th, 2007 @ 11:19pm CDT
I'm not surprised with IGN's review. IMHO, I think they hold no love for Transformers in general.
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141325)
Posted by TheMuffin on May 29th, 2007 @ 11:44pm CDT
Well what were you expecting? It's a CD of 80's cheese rock and pop. Of course it's going to be rated horribly. I would have done the same regardless of whether or not the Transformers were tied to it. Theres a reason the 80's is often voted as the worst decade of music, and the movie and this album were brimming with shining reasons why.
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141352)
Posted by Roboto750 on May 30th, 2007 @ 12:21am CDT
Nightwatcher wrote:Well what were you expecting? It's a CD of 80's cheese rock and pop. Of course it's going to be rated horribly. I would have done the same regardless of whether or not the Transformers were tied to it. Theres a reason the 80's is often voted as the worst decade of music, and the movie and this album were brimming with shining reasons why.


Whatever. You can't please everyone, though I do feel that this review was a bit unbalanced. To be honest, I consider 90% of "modern bands" to suck really hard! So, you could imagine how my review of a Fall Out Boy CD might go....

Personally I love the music! This reviewer might not have, but c'mon it's a fun CD, no matter how you slice it! 8)
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141686)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on May 30th, 2007 @ 7:45am CDT
I have an older copy of this, and I have to say, you get some looks when you crank up the theme song in bumper to bumper traffic.
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141769)
Posted by UltraPrimal on May 30th, 2007 @ 9:32am CDT
Nightwatcher wrote:Well what were you expecting? It's a CD of 80's cheese rock and pop. Of course it's going to be rated horribly. I would have done the same regardless of whether or not the Transformers were tied to it. Theres a reason the 80's is often voted as the worst decade of music, and the movie and this album were brimming with shining reasons why.


The 80's was the worst decade of music? I disagree. I think was the best! You've got the best works of everyone from ACDC to Ray Charles to Michael Jackson(before the baby-raping) to Madonna(before she went crazy too) to Billy Idol to Randy Travis to Wierd Al. It was a great time for music, full of innovation and variety. And it's still drawn from today; ever been in a night club? All the ever play is 80's music mixed with a techno beat.
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141777)
Posted by Ericus Prime on May 30th, 2007 @ 9:39am CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:I have an older copy of this, and I have to say, you get some looks when you crank up the theme song in bumper to bumper traffic.



So what!? Let them look! I don't care! We are Transformers fans and if they don't like it then they can kiss my sweet fat rear end!
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141793)
Posted by Roboto750 on May 30th, 2007 @ 9:58am CDT
UltraPrimal wrote:
Nightwatcher wrote:Well what were you expecting? It's a CD of 80's cheese rock and pop. Of course it's going to be rated horribly. I would have done the same regardless of whether or not the Transformers were tied to it. Theres a reason the 80's is often voted as the worst decade of music, and the movie and this album were brimming with shining reasons why.


The 80's was the worst decade of music? I disagree. I think was the best! You've got the best works of everyone from ACDC to Ray Charles to Michael Jackson(before the baby-raping) to Madonna(before she went crazy too) to Billy Idol to Randy Travis to Wierd Al. It was a great time for music, full of innovation and variety. And it's still drawn from today; ever been in a night club? All the ever play is 80's music mixed with a techno beat.


I agree with you there. I think the 80s was a great decade in music. To me, the '90s is what ruined it all. Even the groups that I listen to religiously put out stinker albums in that decade!
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141823)
Posted by 1337W422102 on May 30th, 2007 @ 10:33am CDT
Roboto750 wrote:
UltraPrimal wrote:
Nightwatcher wrote:Well what were you expecting? It's a CD of 80's cheese rock and pop. Of course it's going to be rated horribly. I would have done the same regardless of whether or not the Transformers were tied to it. Theres a reason the 80's is often voted as the worst decade of music, and the movie and this album were brimming with shining reasons why.


The 80's was the worst decade of music? I disagree. I think was the best! You've got the best works of everyone from ACDC to Ray Charles to Michael Jackson(before the baby-raping) to Madonna(before she went crazy too) to Billy Idol to Randy Travis to Wierd Al. It was a great time for music, full of innovation and variety. And it's still drawn from today; ever been in a night club? All the ever play is 80's music mixed with a techno beat.


I agree with you there. I think the 80s was a great decade in music. To me, the '90s is what ruined it all. Even the groups that I listen to religiously put out stinker albums in that decade!

Damn straight, brothers. 80s FTMFW!
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141827)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on May 30th, 2007 @ 10:37am CDT
Silver Wind wrote:I'm not surprised with IGN's review. IMHO, I think they hold no love for Transformers in general.


Then how come they rated the movie as one of the top twenty five DVD's deserving of a DVD update?

And how come, when they gave the 20th Anniversary DVD a review, they gave it a high rating?
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141832)
Posted by JazZeke on May 30th, 2007 @ 10:43am CDT
You're all wrong! The 70s were the nest decade! We had Chicago (before they went all sissified), Kansas, Billy Joel, the innovation of synth rock by ELO, Styx, Boston, Steely Dan, Foreigner, Heart, Stevie Wonder,, the Moody Blues, Santana, Journey... the list goes on and on.
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141838)
Posted by jgilkinson on May 30th, 2007 @ 10:51am CDT
I love 80's music, esp the insperational Rocky style music like the Touch or as the review mentioned Man in Motion from St Elmo's Fire
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141843)
Posted by TheMuffin on May 30th, 2007 @ 10:53am CDT
UltraPrimal wrote:
Nightwatcher wrote:Well what were you expecting? It's a CD of 80's cheese rock and pop. Of course it's going to be rated horribly. I would have done the same regardless of whether or not the Transformers were tied to it. Theres a reason the 80's is often voted as the worst decade of music, and the movie and this album were brimming with shining reasons why.


The 80's was the worst decade of music? I disagree. I think was the best! You've got the best works of everyone from ACDC to Ray Charles to Michael Jackson(before the baby-raping) to Madonna(before she went crazy too) to Billy Idol to Randy Travis to Wierd Al. It was a great time for music, full of innovation and variety. And it's still drawn from today; ever been in a night club? All the ever play is 80's music mixed with a techno beat.


And then for every good singer you have at least two bad ones that personify the 80's....Devo....A Flock of Seagulls...Lionel Richie...Hall and Oates

Regardless of whether you think the 80's were awesome, the majority of people think it was horrible. 10 good albums released in a 10 year period does not a good decade make. Don't get me wrong I enjoy some of the music, but so much of it was just bad and when I hear it I tend to wince. And no. I've never been to a night club. I dislike enclosed spaces. And theres no worse of an enclosed space than an orgy of people packed together waving their arms around.
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141927)
Posted by Duo Prime on May 30th, 2007 @ 12:27pm CDT
Roboto750 wrote:
Nightwatcher wrote:Well what were you expecting? It's a CD of 80's cheese rock and pop. Of course it's going to be rated horribly. I would have done the same regardless of whether or not the Transformers were tied to it. Theres a reason the 80's is often voted as the worst decade of music, and the movie and this album were brimming with shining reasons why.


Whatever. You can't please everyone, though I do feel that this review was a bit unbalanced. To be honest, I consider 90% of "modern bands" to suck really hard! So, you could imagine how my review of a Fall Out Boy CD might go....

Personally I love the music! This reviewer might not have, but c'mon it's a fun CD, no matter how you slice it! 8)



I second that! This soundtrack F****NG Rocks!! I listen to it all the time. I have a very broad musical taste as well, so i'm not in love with the 80's metal scene, but, some of it kicks ass. However, this soundtrack holds an emotional bond with me, so it really doesn't matter what the "merit of the music" is to me.
I also agree that 90% of modern bands suck ass. 1 or 2 get through the cracks sometimes, but in my opinion, the music industry is screwing itself. They need to sign more bands that creatively write their own heart-felt songs(thus identifieing with more people), and less pretty people with zero talent(only identifieing with little kids who can't tell s**t from clay).
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141942)
Posted by Roboto750 on May 30th, 2007 @ 12:42pm CDT
JazZeke wrote:You're all wrong! The 70s were the nest decade! We had Chicago (before they went all sissified), Kansas, Billy Joel, the innovation of synth rock by ELO, Styx, Boston, Steely Dan, Foreigner, Heart, Stevie Wonder,, the Moody Blues, Santana, Journey... the list goes on and on.


The 70's rocked too, don't get me wrong (heck just look at my sig)! I'm a huge fan of just about all of those groups you mentioned (Styx happens to be my favorite group). Though, in reference to the TFTM soundtrack and other related music, I also enjoyed the music of the '80s.
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141954)
Posted by Duo Prime on May 30th, 2007 @ 12:53pm CDT
Nightwatcher wrote:
UltraPrimal wrote:
Nightwatcher wrote:Well what were you expecting? It's a CD of 80's cheese rock and pop. Of course it's going to be rated horribly. I would have done the same regardless of whether or not the Transformers were tied to it. Theres a reason the 80's is often voted as the worst decade of music, and the movie and this album were brimming with shining reasons why.


The 80's was the worst decade of music? I disagree. I think was the best! You've got the best works of everyone from ACDC to Ray Charles to Michael Jackson(before the baby-raping) to Madonna(before she went crazy too) to Billy Idol to Randy Travis to Wierd Al. It was a great time for music, full of innovation and variety. And it's still drawn from today; ever been in a night club? All the ever play is 80's music mixed with a techno beat.


And then for every good singer you have at least two bad ones that personify the 80's....Devo....A Flock of Seagulls...Lionel Richie...Hall and Oates

Regardless of whether you think the 80's were awesome, the majority of people think it was horrible. 10 good albums released in a 10 year period does not a good decade make. Don't get me wrong I enjoy some of the music, but so much of it was just bad and when I hear it I tend to wince. And no. I've never been to a night club. I dislike enclosed spaces. And theres no worse of an enclosed space than an orgy of people packed together waving their arms around.



Well, this all seems to be a matter of opinion and not fact. I love Hall and Oates!! But, i love music from all deacdes. I started listening to music in the early 90's but, i'm not especially attached to it more than others. All the clubs around my area all play 80's music, mostly the rock/metal stuff, and it's really opened my eyes to the good stuff from then. For every band that put out a good album, the stupid "suits" of the music industry all have to have a copy-cat band on their label, so you get alot of bad stuff. It happens every decade, look at the late 90's, and it's really happening like that totally out-of-control these days. The music industry only puts out only 10% of the number of albums it did 20 years ago, and like, maybe 5 are original. So really the only way to enjoy music anymore is to stumble on to somthing unique(which only seems to happen with bands from the U.K.), or buy somthing from a band that has had a long lasting career already, they are the only thing that that sounds original anymore.
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (141983)
Posted by TheMuffin on May 30th, 2007 @ 1:15pm CDT
That's fair enough. I don't go out of my way to knock the 80's. But sometimes it's hard not to.
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (142045)
Posted by Cyberstrike on May 30th, 2007 @ 1:54pm CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:
Silver Wind wrote:I'm not surprised with IGN's review. IMHO, I think they hold no love for Transformers in general.


Then how come they rated the movie as one of the top twenty five DVD's deserving of a DVD update?

And how come, when they gave the 20th Anniversary DVD a review, they gave it a high rating?


They gave it a 7 (OK it's actually 6.9 but lets round it off) out 10 which is pretty damn good and there are some fans who might think that's too good but that their opinion not mine, so I'll let them argue that.

Simply put a 7 out 10 still means it's a good buy and well
worth the money.
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (142165)
Posted by Hanch Prime on May 30th, 2007 @ 4:25pm CDT
Yeah, alot of 80's music sucked. But it was the best for Metal! I mean come on! Metallica, Megadeath, Slayer. Master of Puppets is considered the best metal album of all time. Hard rock was good too: Van Halen, or Guns n' Roses anyone? If you were into pop or glam rock, yeah it totally sucked ass. but if you were like me and listed mainly metal it was the best!
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (142170)
Posted by Vile MK III on May 30th, 2007 @ 4:28pm CDT
Lame cover. Hopefully when this CD comes out I don't have to hunt all over it at Best Buy, and end up beating the living Sh** out of a employe cus' he never herd of the CD, trust me, it happened before.
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (142186)
Posted by NewFoundStarscreamLuv on May 30th, 2007 @ 4:39pm CDT
"And then for every good singer you have at least two bad ones that personify the 80's....Devo....A Flock of Seagulls...Lionel Richie...Hall and Oates"

ha ha, those are actually all really GOOD bands in my book. Just got some Hall and Oates last week. 80's forever.

The worst time for music was probably the 90's and, with a few exceptions, 2000 until now. I have only recently begun hearing some music on the radio that was I liked.
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (142362)
Posted by First-Aid on May 30th, 2007 @ 7:30pm CDT
From a strictly musical standpoint, popular music peaked in 1989 and has been slowly sliding backwards since. I majored in music and have been playing and performing an array of instruments for 27 of my 32 years. I can define each decade of popular music by a single word.
1950's- Be-bop. The birth of rocknroll is defined by three and four chord blues progressions.
1960's- expansion. Popular music moves away from talent and more towards sex appeal while expanding rock's appeal worldwide.
1970's- bizarre. Music in the 70's was mostly very oddly worded, with often nonsensical chord progressions.
1980's- Experimentation. Music reaches its height with the creation and popluarization of synthesizers. Pop music splits into R and B, rock, and metal.
1990's- Noise. Music focuses on noise levels while moving away from coherency. Chord progressions simplify to accomodate the decrease in talent levels and musical knowledge. Sex appeal means more and more in music culture.
2000's- Rehash- Music from the 70's and 80's make up most favorites, leading to decrepit remakes. R and B, split into rap and R and B, frequently uses riffs from old songs to compensate for a significant lack of musical knowledge while simultaneously renewing interest in older music. Sex appeal means much more than talent leading to a number of one-hit wonders who lack the talent to maintain stardom, while older established bands fill the void by providing new music and touring and filling huge stadiums.
Re: IGN Reviews Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack (143471)
Posted by Roboto750 on May 31st, 2007 @ 3:11pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:From a strictly musical standpoint, popular music peaked in 1989 and has been slowly sliding backwards since. I majored in music and have been playing and performing an array of instruments for 27 of my 32 years. I can define each decade of popular music by a single word.
1950's- Be-bop. The birth of rocknroll is defined by three and four chord blues progressions.
1960's- expansion. Popular music moves away from talent and more towards sex appeal while expanding rock's appeal worldwide.
1970's- bizarre. Music in the 70's was mostly very oddly worded, with often nonsensical chord progressions.
1980's- Experimentation. Music reaches its height with the creation and popluarization of synthesizers. Pop music splits into R and B, rock, and metal.
1990's- Noise. Music focuses on noise levels while moving away from coherency. Chord progressions simplify to accomodate the decrease in talent levels and musical knowledge. Sex appeal means more and more in music culture.
2000's- Rehash- Music from the 70's and 80's make up most favorites, leading to decrepit remakes. R and B, split into rap and R and B, frequently uses riffs from old songs to compensate for a significant lack of musical knowledge while simultaneously renewing interest in older music. Sex appeal means much more than talent leading to a number of one-hit wonders who lack the talent to maintain stardom, while older established bands fill the void by providing new music and touring and filling huge stadiums.


I agree with that for the most part, with a few changes here and there. Good job! ;)^

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