ABDUCTION - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011)

What kind of music can you expect from an action thriller movie starring a certain Taylor Lautner, who’s better than known as the guy with a hot bod in another movie involving vampires and werewolves? This John Singleton directed production about, err, abduction features a soundtrack that mirrors its genre – loud, brash and as straightforward as the movie’s plot.

Kicking off the action is American pop rock band Train’s “To Be Loved”, which should appeal to the high school crowd. Its simple to understand lyrics and radio friendly melody is fitting for the track’s opening cue. Next up, American singer songwriter Lenny Kravitz performs the ear crashing “Come On Get It”, which one can easily imagine accompanying the movie’s action scenes. Fellow American Raphael Saadiq does his part with “Heart Attack”, a contagious guilty pleasure which is anything but easy listening. The heart thumping rhythm will pound the airwaves to have you wanting to hit the dance floor.

The clubbing crowd will enjoy electronic band Blaqk Audio’s “The Witness” and synthopop band Cobra Starship’s “#1 Nite”, two tunes which will sound great under neon flashing lights. These are two tracks you’d want to include on your play list if you are throwing a noisy party soon. Alexis Jordan’s “Good Girl” and Matthew Koma’s “Novocaine Lips” don’t fare too badly in this department too, with their synthesizer heavy and loud compositions. To put it simply, this isn’t the place to look if you are searching for soothing music to calm your souls.

 Things get a little calmer with Donora’s “The Chorus” and Andrew Allen’s “Loving You Tonight”. These two pleasant tunes should fix the damage the 11 songs before them have done to the ear drums. The album ends with composer Edward Shearmus’s “Abduction Suite”, a rather forgettable score cue which we can only conclude has been drowned out by the albums’ earlier songs.        


Recommended Track: (13) Loving You Tonight – Andrew Allen

 Review by John Li



To Be Loved - Train
Come On Get It - Lenny Kravitz
Heart Attack - Raphael Saadiq
Twist - Oh Land
Under My Skin - Hot Bodies In Motion
Blame It On The Boom Boom - Black Stone Cherry
The Witness - Blaqk Audio 
#1 Nite - Cobra Starship
Good Girl - Alexis Jordan
Novocaine Lips - Matthew Koma
DJ Love Song - SuperStar Shyra
12 The Chorus - Donora
13 Loving You Tonight (New Album Version) - Andrew Allen
14 Abduction Suite - Abduction (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Artistes: Various
Label: Epic
Release Date: September 20, 2011