Best movie soundtrack ever? Opinions may vary, but you can't deny how powerful and fitting of a role the musical backdrop plays on the gritty, heroin-induced trip that is the cult smash Trainspotting. Just as in the film, which celebrates a 20th anniversary this year, the 14-tracker starts with Iggy Pop's "Lust For Life," and includes tracks by Brian Eno ("Deep Blue Day"), Lou Reed ("Perfect Day"), Primal Scream ("Trainspotting"), Blur ("Sing"), Underworld ("Born Slippy (Nuxx)), Elastica ("2:1"), Pulp ("Mile end"), and more. It's an exceptional look at musical wave of the '90s in the UK where Britpop, techno, and electronic sounds coincided, with older rock/pro-punk also remaining influential. Official reissue on orange vinyl double LP!
- 20th anniversary reissue
- orange colored double vinyl pressing
- original release year: 1996
- music label: Parlophone 2016
reviewed by kanim 11/2016