Battles & the Twilight Saga

This song – from the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack – is just awesome.  From 2:00 onwards, especially.

I’m unashamedly a Twilight fan. Granted, they’re not the most well-written of books but I was so gripped by them that I read all four within the space of two weeks. But there is a lot of bitching about the Eclipse soundtrack on last.fm and YouTube. Plenty of people like the songs but seem to be getting their knickers in a twist about the fact that their favourite bands have had the audacity to earn some money and a wider audience by allowing a song to be included on a Twilight soundtrack.

That’s just music snobbery, really.

Anyway, the soundtrack really is worth a listen. Unfortunately, there’s a Muse track on there. It’s easy enough to skip it though, so don’t let that put you off. Also, the Metric track is a bit of a disappointment.

My other highlights:

Florence + The Machine’s ‘Heavy In Your Arms’

The Black Keys’ ‘Chop and Change’

Eastern Conference Champions’ ‘A Million Miles An Hour’ (even if the first 30 seconds are a blatant rip off of Death Cab’s ‘I Will Possess Your Heart’)

(Lykke Li’s ‘Possibility’ from the New Moon soundtrack too – just lovely)

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