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Uma Thurman in Kill Bill
Uma Thurman in Kill Bill

OST and Rolling Stones rule music charts this week

Kill Bill Vol.1

Various/WarnerQuentin Tarantino handpicked soundtrack for his tale of a female assassin's revenge (his first film in six years). The album comes to town. Find here hip-hop of Wu Tang's RZA teamed up with composer Charles Bernstein. Al Hirt's main title from The Green Hornet shares soundscape with Santa Esmeralda, known for her disco era days. Nancy These Boots Are Made for Walkin' Sinatra joins in with a score for the flick. Also, find here contemporary Japan-Pop selections from Meiko Kaji and The 5.6.7.8. dialogue excerpts and a few sound Fx stingers make the album interesting.

Kill Bill Vol. 2

Various/WarnerFor the part two of his dizzy double-dose of martial arts Tarantino brings pop soundtracks, Latin rhythm (Chingon) and flamenco (Lole Y Manuel). Italian composer Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad and Ugly), Luis Bacalov (the Roman OST scorer) with his guitar-driven track, slices of Americana by country artiste Johnny Cash and retro groove from Shivaree make it for a vivid sound scape. And Meiko Kaji returns for the sequel.

Paint It Black

Various/EMI The Rolling Stones begin their tour in June for their fans in Europe. About the same time, artists the world over unite to share influences that The Rolling Stones have had on their lives, writings or riffs. Some of the world's best-known singers thus come together with their interpretations of The Rolling Stones tracks. David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Ike and Tina Turner and more familiar voices and even more familiar songs for a unique collection this week.SYEDA FARIDA

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