Fast & Furious 6 OST - Review
Review by Jack Foley
AS LOUD and pumped up as you might expect, the official soundtrack to Fast & Furious 6 offers an adenaline-charged mix of big club tunes and gangsta-influenced rap-dance crossovers designed to channel the energy of the street-racing scene and the high-speed velocity of the film itself.
There’s a mix of big rap names and big dance ones, with everyone from TI, Lil Wayne, Ludacris and Cypress Hill mixing company with David Guetta, Peaches and The Crystal Method.
It works best when set against the context of the movie, when the pumped up nature of the tracks enables certain sequences to literally leap out of the screen at you.
But there’s some decent stand-alone moments that make this collection worth hearing even if you don’t intend to go and see the film (the measure of any good soundtrack).
2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa mix hip hop with dance-pop on album opener We Own It (Fast & Furious), the theme tune, which also adds some souped up string arrangements to the mix to heady effect.
While there’s some finger-clicking beats and Japanese elements to HK Superstar, a snappy number from MC Jin (featuring Daniel Wu) and the sound of Latin America’s dance scene on Con Locura by Sua (featuring Jiggy Drama) that carries an infectious energy with it.
The best offerings, though, are the heavyweight likes of Failbait, a smooth mix of Deadmau5 and Cypress Hill, and The Crystal Method’s Roll It Up, which brings typically high intensity dance to the mix for a track that recally cuts to the chase of the movie’s high-speed driving.
Admittedly, there are some indifferent moments that feel generic, while Rest Of My Life, featuring the triumvirate of Ludacris, Usher and David Guetta, is cheesy beyond belief.
But on the whole, this gets you going as it should.
Download picks: We Own It (Fast & Furious), Failbait, Roll It Up