eX-Driver the Movie Original Soundtrack (Mania.com)

By:Lauren Goodnight
Date: Friday, August 25, 2006
Release Date: Tuesday, March 08, 2005

What They Say
Fasten your seatbelt and take a musical cruising joyride that leads to the futuristic, high-speedway adventure with "eX-Driver the Movie Original Soundtrack." This soundtrack contains 21 car-chasing/drivers racing tracks from composer Hikaru Nanase, along with vocal song tracks from the movie, including "Let Me Go!" and the theme song, "Crucial Spirits."

This CD features music from "eX-Driver the Movie" composed by Hikaru Nanase (Zone of Enders, Scrapped Princess, Angel Sanctuary, Magical Meow Meow Taruto) from the DVD available from Geneon Entertainment. The CD also features a full-color insert booklet with lyrics and song titles translated in English as well as romanized lyrics.

The Review!
Did you see eX-D the Movie? Neither did I. This highly action-oriented album is not bad, but there is nothing here to set it apart either. Its palatable enough, but I'd not choose to listen to it alone. The pacing is very much dependent upon the anime which spawned it, and that does tend to make an album weaker. If eX-D's soundtrack weren't rife with musical cliches, such as the rising treble to drive tension, I'd be more pleased, and I wager you would too.

Best Track: TARGET. This is the theme song, and it reminds me of the original Bubblegum Crisis music. A nice addition to a mediocre album.
Skip-it Track: AI's Theme. Enough is enough with the violin overuse. Please step away from the podium and do not inflict this upon us further.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5

OVERTURE ,crucial spirits (eX-Driver the Movie THEME SONG) ,In the morning ,LET ME GO! (eX-Driver the Movie SECONDARY THEME SONG) ,Brilliant Days ,A Suspicious AI Car ,Invasion ,True Vice ,Angela's Recollection ,Escape velocity ,A Furious Escape ,Calmness ,Angela's Agony ,Conspiracy and Stratagem ,AI's Theme ,Angela Recovers ,eX-Driver Gathering ,A Showdown! AI Chariot ,A Rescue Plan of éX-D ,Souichi and Lisa ,TARGET (eX-Driver Nina & Rei Danger Zone THEME SONG)

Review Equipment

Age Rating: All
Released By: Geneon Anime Music
MSRP: 14.98
Aspect Ratio: 52682
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: eX-Driver