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Classic Album Review: Various Artists | Daredevil Soundtrack

Heroic anthemcs from chest-beating rockers dominate this superhero soundtrack.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Who would win a fight between Spider-Man and Daredevil? Well, the box office battle doesn’t kick off until next week — but the first skirmish is already on in CD stores. And going by the Daredevil soundtrack, it’s no contest. This 20-song throwaway is practically a musical Xerox of the Spidey soundtrack.

You’ve got a raft of heroic anthems from chest-beating modern rockers, overblown rap-metallions and snotty punk guitar-grinders like Fuel, Seether, Hoobastank, Boysetsfire, Paloalto and Finger Eleven. You’ve got a token hip-hop track from Nappy Roots (although even they have to collaborate with P.O.D.) and one of Moby’s bluesy electro-ballads for the geek crowd. And you’ve even got Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and Saliva’s Josey Scott, although they stick to their own bands instead of dueting, thank heavens. Daredevil has a few nice moves — notably Drowning Pool and Rob Zombie’s throttle-revving The Man Without Fear and the groovy electronica of Revell and Einziger’s Daredevil Theme. Even so, this disc isn’t strong enough to defend itself. Spidey takes this round hands down.


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