The Iron Giant

Various Artists - CD - Rating: 10/10

Although it contains two selections from Michael Kamen’s score, this is mostly a collection of songs featured in the animated film, The Iron Giant. The movie, at least for now, remains the last great American 2-D animated movie (even though the giant himself was a 3-D CGI model). The music featured here is mostly foot-tapping 50’s rock ‘n’ roll tunes with a thematic focus that’s mix of rocket ships and beatniks. Concerning the latter, there’s a couple of cool bebop jazz numbers thrown in the mix as well. Forget the movie, this is just a rollicking good compilation from when pop music used to be about fun.

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