Various ‎– Amores Perros (Música Original De La Película)

Polydor ‎– 524 933-2, Surco ‎– 524 933-2, Universal ‎– 524 933-2
2 × CD

Compañías, etc.


℗ 2000 Universal / Surco Records Ventures, Inc. © 2000 Universal / Surco Records Ventures, Inc.
Made in the EU.

Código de Barras y Otros Identificadores

  • Barcode: 731452493323
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 07314 560 158-2 01 + 51096927
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 07314 560 159-2 01 + 51096932
  • Other (Label Code): LC 01846
  • Other (Rights Societies): BIEM/MCPS


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8 de julio de 2013
Have you ever watched a movie that really just gets it?

For me, a great movie carries me away from reality and into the mind of the protagonist much like I might slip into an old pair of jeans, comfortably and without thought, the jeans allowing me to walk until I hardly even notice the fabric against my skin. Yet it has those distinct features that remind me why they are my favorite jeans in the first place. I stop to admire the beautiful dye, the ample pocket space, and the narrow taper of the pant legs. The soundtrack of a movie lets you know that a human designed the scenes just for you, and good, thoughtful taste answers that inevitable, nagging question: am I going to like this movie? Yes, the good soundtrack asserts. Rest easy friend, you are in good hands.

A good soundtrack is an often-overlooked detail that elevates good movies to instant classics; the type of movies that you will revisit time and time again because they fit you so well. Examples: Drive, Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, and Office Space. Amores Perros is a Mexican film directed by Alejandro Iñárritu, and it is features one of the most compelling and diverse soundtracks I’ve ever come across in a movie.

This album manages to evoke emotions ranging from utter depression to mindless joy. “Corazon (Heart)” by Titan is an upbeat, disco-tinged, sun-soaked romp that will have you tapping your foot and singing along. “Artilleria Pesada (Heavy Artillery)” by Control Machete is a mixture of screamo and angry rap with a gravelly-voiced narrator venting his frustration and pain over beautifully gritty beats Cypress Hill-esque beats.

My personal favorite is “Lucha de Gigantes (Fight of the Giants)” by Nacha Pop. “You go running – heavy – with a beast behind you. Tell me what part is a lie – all of it – a stupid dream and nothing more. The void scares me, a place where no one can hear my voice.” It’s a song rife with the pain of uncertainty and the fear of the unknown. You don’t have to speak Spanish to feel yourself lurching uncontrollably towards the darkness, with phantoms of regret in pursuit.

Yet as the song “La Vida Es Un Carnaval (Life is a Carnival)” points out – “You don’t have to cry. Life is a carnival and it’s more beautiful to live it singing…the pain passes by singing.” Everyone feels hopeless and heavy sometimes, but life goes on. It’s OK to be lost as long as you remember to enjoy yourself along the way. Then “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)” comes on and you don’t need to think anymore, you just want to get out of your seat and dance to the groovy bass and driving, neck snapping guitar riffs.

You don’t have to understand Spanish to enjoy this album. It’s a journey that will stick with you regardless of whether you watch the movie or not. It’s good, old fashioned emotion purely decanted, enjoyable in its rawest form. Take a swig, and if you like what you hear, check out the movie as well. I promise you’ll be blown away.