Does “Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse” Have The Best Superhero Movie Soundtrack?

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is one of the most popular movies from this summer and for good reason. The highly detailed and well-thought-out animation truly makes it unique. It stands apart from other cookie-cutter animated films which seem to all have the same style. It’s not surprising that the movie has already earned over $642 million at the box office. It seems that we have a never-ending supply of superhero movies but there are many things that make the movie stand apart. In my opinion its music is what separates it from other superhero movies. Producer Metro Boomin collaborated with several artists including Sawe Lee, Lil Wayne, Offset, Coi Leray, Don Tolliver, Lil Uzi Vert, and even Nas.

This isn’t the first superhero movie to have a great soundtrack. The Guardians of The Galaxy series has become well-known for having great soundtracks. This isn’t the same though. While The Guardians of The Galaxy series’ soundtracks include songs such as “I Want You Back”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, and “Spirit in the Sky”. While these are all great and iconic songs they weren’t made specifically for the movie. In my opinion, only a few other recent superhero movies have featured great original music. Those movies are Black Panther, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.  These movies feature music from great artists such as Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Swae Lee, Rihanna, Post-Malone, and even Burna Boy.  If you haven’t listened to these albums, you should and you should listen as soon as possible. Once you listen to them you will want to listen again, and again, and again. These albums have the characteristics of great music because they are great music. Good music will have you enjoy listening for maybe 1 or 2 times and then move on, but great music is different.  Great music will bring back even those who prefer novelty and prefer not to the same music.  Even the worst songs on these albums are still good. I usually don’t like listening to music and albums from movies.  I usually feel as if the music is a poor imitation of the movie, but these albums don’t do that. Some other albums and soundtracks feel like frosting to the movie’s cake. It makes the cake better, but you would never have it by itself. These albums feel like bacon to the movie’s eggs. Eating eggs with the bacon is amazing, but you can definitely still eat the bacon by itself. The music makes the movie better, but it is still able to stand on its own two feet.

Some of the music in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is so good that it made me upset. The movie has the song Am I Dreaming as its outro and I was amazed by how good it sounded. So, as soon as I got home, I added the song to my playlist and listened to it but I quickly became frustrated. I became frustrated because it didn’t sound the same. I looked for different versions of the song and played it from different speakers, but I couldn’t replicate it. It is very likely part of the reason why I was unable to do this was because I can’t recreate a movie theatre’s sound system in my bedroom, but I thought about it more and realised there’s more to it. The song didn’t sound the same because it was no longer an outro to the movie. I couldn’t appreciate my bacon as much because I didn’t have eggs to go with it. This is what puts it on top. None of the others have music that sounds so much different at home when not watching the movie. The movie and its music elevate each other in ways that I’ve never seen before.

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