Those of you that read my blog regularly know that I do love my music! I'm always happy when I am contacted to review a new CD (although I do turn down the ones I know I won't enjoy). I was intrigued when I was contacted by Sneak Attack Media to listen, review and giveaway a copy of the new TV Soundtrack from NCIS Los Angeles. Many of you will know this as the CBS hit series which stars LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell. It focuses on a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation’s security. It is on Tuesdays, 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT.
I wasn't sure what the soundtrack would be like. Released by Artists’ Addiction Records, it is a specially produced soundtrack album showcasing music from the hit television series. The compilation features new, exclusive—and in some cases previously unreleased—tracks from some of today’s top artists, including series star and Grammy Award winner LL Cool J, Taio Cruz, Alex Clare, Jakob Dylan, Daughtry, Allen Stone, Ryan Bingham, Ice Cube and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. One of the soundtrack’s breakout tracks is from emerging Dutch songstress Caro Emerald, who has been called the ‘Dutch Adele. The soundtrack producer, Mark Wike, says "this soundtrack album encapsulates the myriad of musical pulses that flow through the City of Angels. From the folky canyons, down through the night clubs of Hollywood, to the urban sprawl, it has it all."
This music is definitely current and gritty. My favorite song is Daughtry's Never Die. It is easy to imagine that these are the songs of NCIS: LA. You can listen to the album on Rolling Stone Music, click here.
If you would like a chance to win a copy of the NCIS:LA Soundtrack, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me you are interested. I will pick a winner on April 23rd. Good luck!
NCIS: LA Track Listings*
1. Never Die (Daughtry)*
2. Wine & Vinegar (The Wild Feathers)*
3. Lipstick On His Collar (Caro Emerald)
4. No More (LL COOL J feat. Ne-Yo)
5. Shotcaller (Taio Cruz)*
6. Alive (Adrian Lux feat. The Good Natured)
7. Everythang’s Corrupt (Ice Cube)
8. Mama Gonna Punish You (Allen Stone)*
9. Devil In The Back Seat (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)*
10. Lonesome Valley (Ryan Bingham)*
11. Shuffle A Dream (Little Dragon)
12. Where Is The Heart? (Alex Clare)*
13. Arms Of A Ghost (Jakob Dylan)
14. Misery (The Gaslight Anthem) *
15. Your Next Move (Zac Brennan) *
16. Kerosene (Jim Hanft)
* previously unreleased in North America
About Artists’ Addiction Records
Artists’ Addiction Records, formed in 2005 by Principal Jonathan Scott Miller, encompasses Artists’ Addiction Music Publishing and Stop! Go music supervision. The multifaceted company’s mission is to bring consumers and clients the finest in branded entertainment, soundtrack production and music supervision. This includes soundtracks to contemporary films and television shows, album releases from known artists, soundtrack production and music supervision of various high profile films, television and commercials. Past projects include Saw 1-6, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, NCIS, 90210, Stomp The Yard and Charmed.