NME (Magazine) - 4/29/00, p.347 out of 10
- "...This isn't a Patrick Bateman mix tape....there's New Order and the Cure...where there might have been Whitney [and] Phil Collins....Monologue-splicing reminiscent of NATURAL BORN KILLERS. Features ace Whitney deconstruction."
Original score composed and performed by John Cale.
Bret Easton Ellis' controversial black comedy has made its much anticipated transition to moving pictures, detailing the horrific exploits of psychopathic villain Patrick Bateman. In tandem with the movies' commercial debut is the release of its eclectic soundtrack.
With the plot staged in the 1980's, AMERICAN PSYCHO has its fair share of indigenous tracks, including "True Faith" by New Order and a remix of "What's On Your Mind" by Information Society. Never at a loss for the ability to shed skin and reinvent himself, David Bowie's "Something In The Air" was specially remixed for this collection. Techno-metal mavens Dope remake the cheesy '80s staple "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" (originally recorded by Dead Or Alive) and make it sound unabashedly ominous. Unforgettable club anthems "Pump Up The Volume" by M/A/R/R/S and "Paid In Full" by Erik B. & Rakim fill out the collection, with the latter's original version as well as a hard rock remix performed by The Racket.