Fight The Future - The X Files Movie
Fight The Future - The X Files Movie

1. One - Filter
2. Flower Man - Tonic
3. Walking After You - Foo Fighters
4. Beacon Light - Ween
5. Invisible Sun - Sting/Aswad
6. Deuce - The Cardigans
7. One More Murder - Better Than Ezra
8. More Than This - The Cure
9. Hunter - Bjork
10. 16 Horses - Soul Coughing
11. Crystal Ship, The - X
12. Black - Sarah McLachlan
13. Teotihuacan - Noel Gallagher
14. X-Files Theme, The - The Dust Brothers
The X Files Soundtrack

According to the liner notes, 20 million people gather 'round the tube to watch The X-Files each week, so it's not a stretch to believe that the movie will be huge beyond belief. With that kind of hype, the producers were under a lot of pressure to put together an incredible soundtrack to back it up. At first glance, the disc looks aptly huge, featuring artists like Foo Fighters, The Cure, Bjork, and Sting. How does it stand up? Surprisingly, the smaller groups are the ones providing the best music within. Filter's reworking of Three Dog Night's "One" kicks the disc into high gear but the excitement plummets from there. The Foo Fighter's new track, "Walking After You," is a softly-sung mediocre pop song; Sting should be ashamed to be regurgitating yet another number ("Invisible Sun" with World Beat artist Aswad). It's also disappointing to see the inclusion of already-released cuts, like Bjork's "Hunter" and a forcibly altered version of Sarah Mclachlan's "Black." --Denise Sheppard

Entertainment Weekly
Ultimately, The X-Files isn't eccentric enough. The inclusion of thudding modern rockers like Tonic and Filter (the latter doing a grinding remake of Three Dog Night's "One") feels designed more for the charts than for the screen. And Sting and Aswad's remake of "Invisible Sun "--which turns the Police's song about Northern Ireland into beachcomber reggae--is twisted in ways even Mulder couldn't imagine.

...X-Files remains sly, amusing and scary throughout. (Among many highlights: tracks by X, The Cure, and Björk, the avant-garde Icelandic rocker for whom alien weirdness has always been a hallmark.)

USA Today
Creator Chris Carter and producer David Was assembled a hip roster to muster mystery and majesty, exemplified in Filter's creepy rendition of the Three Dog Night chestnut "One," the Cure's somber "More Than This" and the Cardigans' atypically dark "Deuce."

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