Spider-Man 3


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Bob Smithouser
Bob Waliszewski

Album Review

Pro-Social Content

The Killers counsel a man to communicate openly with his woman, beginning with an apology (“Move Away”). Snow Patrol’s “Signal Fire” finds the singer facing consequences for an unnamed transgression and relying on a merciful loved one to help him sort through confusion. Even superheroes grapple with matters of the heart on “The Supreme Being Teaches Spider-Man How to Be in Love” (by The Flaming Lips). On “Scared of Myself” Simon Dawes tells a special lady how important she is (though without a lyric sheet to provide clarity, the line “you’re my heroin[e]” could be interpreted two ways).

Objectionable Content

Wasted Youth Orchestra steps into mighty big shoes when it tells a struggler, “Pray to me” (“A Letter to St. Jude”).

Summary Advisory

Various rock and indie artists contribute to this melancholy sonic pastiche. While there’s a web of brokenness and relational angst stretched across it, the lyrics shouldn’t start parents’ spider senses tingling. Nothing here is strongly positive or negative. This “music from and inspired by” the movie Spider-Man 3 simply chronicles internal struggles similar to those of its Marvel hero.

Bob Smithouser
Bob Waliszewski
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