Transformers 2 makes The Worst Soundtrack of 2009

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I don’t like to judge people on their music taste. If you happen to love Billy Joel and only Billy Joel, that’s fine! You’re not a bad person! He’s very talented, I just don’t like him. But that doesn’t mean I can’t judge bad music itself, and especially executives who put together compilations of music. That said, there are many soundtracks that are awful. Movies released in the 80s are notorious for it (see: Ghostbusters 2). But this year, the worst of all was released, you guys: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – The Album.

The track list kicks off with a Linkin Park song written specifically for Michael Bay’s awful mess of a movie, and then goes into Green Day’s 21 Guns. Because that’s what 18-24 year old males want to hear? Yuck. It just smacks of “let’s put together songs we might be able to sell!” Nickelback, The Used and The Fray? Ugggh. All-American Rejects, Taking Back Sunday and Hoobastank? Yikes. Hoobastank’s last album was called For(N)ever. Ouch.

Now again, I don’t want to be all Judgy McJudgerson over here, but like, let’s be real. Worst Soundtrack In The History of Film Award. Congratulations Reprise Records, you’ve made a winner.* Let’s enjoy the full track list, yes?

  1. “New Divide” by Linkin Park
  2. “21 Guns” by Green Day
  3. “Let It Go” by Cavo
  4. “Capital M-E” by Taking Back Sunday
  5. “Never Say Never” by The Fray
  6. “Burn It to the Ground” by Nickelback
  7. “Burning Down the House” by The Used
  8. “Not Meant to Be” by Theory of a Deadman
  9. “Real World” by The All-American Rejects
  10. “I Don’t Think I Love You” by Hoobastank
  11. “This Is It” by Staind
  12. “Almost Easy” by Avenged Sevenfold
  13. “Transformers (The Fallen Remix)” by Cheap Trick

*Not a winner.

4 comments to Transformers 2 makes The Worst Soundtrack of 2009

  • STAIND??? ’nuff said

  • Latte

    wow. that was the most hypocritical post I’ve ever read. I know I’m not going to get any allies here, but, honestly. really? “I’m not going to judge” — then don’t. some people like those bands. I like those bands. my friends like those bands. their friends like those bands.
    it’s a good album for a lot of people–I think it’s fine. so don’t contradict yourself by judging when you say you won’t.
    and who are you to say what is bad music or not? Linkin Park must be doing something right, ’cause “New Divide” is all I hear on the radio these days. and yes, I believe that radio play does matter for something, ’cause in the end, while everyone says they prefer bands who nobody knows about, or stupid stuff like that, it’s the insanely catchy radio songs they’re singing.
    so yeah. the soundtrack is fine in my opinion.