- Oct 27, 2017
Not a fan, it’s like they put her on a tight leash making this
I'm ok with this listFrom the other thread, with some changes, and after a few more listens (of it and the other songs):
It's not bad, but it just doesn't really do anything....
Reviewing the 'modern' Bond themes (from Bosnan on) I'd place it in the bottom third. Then again, that's more an indication of the general greatness of Bond themes.
A quick ordering of the themes gives me this: (though a few of the spaces could be traded around)
You Know My Name - Chris Cornell
Skyfall - Adele
The World Is Not Enough - Garbage
Another Way To Die - Alicia Keys & Jack White
Tomorrow Never Dies - Sheryl Crow
GoldenEye - Tina Turner
Writing's On The Wall - Sam Smith
No Time to Die - Billie Eilish
Die Another Day - Madonna
Yeah I waiting for some kind of climax which doesn't come till the last 10 seconds lol
Even worse, Radiohead made two songs for Spectre and they were both passed over!
Good listing. I might switch Skyfall to #1, but I'm not entirely sure because Cornell's song was really great.
Also the best title sequence. Classy card motif, no cavorting women, badass silhouette action. What a great mission statement for the film. Between the black and white opening, the gun barrel scene, song and graphics, the excitement upon seeing that sequence for the first time was palpable.
I guess two people yelling in opposite directions could be described as big and brash
They passed over Shirely Bassey for that.Another Way to Die has to be dead last of the five...it’s such a discordant fucking mess, and the vocals get actively annoying.
Smith’s “how do I live” falsetto is really cringey and feels out of step with the movie that it’s paired with in a number of ways, but I think at least the strings sound nice.
Not my cup of tea but its miles better than Writing on the Wall. As for No Time to Die, well if Smith won an Oscar, Eilish might win it too.