A Star Is Born [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Image
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  • Artist(s): Bradley Cooper
  • Summary: The soundtrack to the 2018 remake of the 1937 film features tracks written by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper as well as Jason Isbell, Hillary Lindsey, Lukas Nelson, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Justin Tranter, and Diane Warren.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 5, 2018
    80
    The songs from the early portion of the movie are almost impenetrably perfect. ... Cooper’s voice, lowered for the film to create the world-weary, addiction-addled Maine, is surprisingly great, either crackling like a pit of fire when he begins to holler or settling into a warm, smoky rasp during the ballads. ... The music Gaga helps write for this stretch in Ally’s career, where she’s still brunette and performing with a man she is falling in love with, is gorgeous--romantic without being trite and powerful.
  2. Oct 5, 2018
    80
    All the songs make sense narratively and on their own, so they hold together well and would amount to a first-rate soundtrack, if it weren't for those meddling dialogue tracks, which wind up sapping any kind of momentum for the album.
  3. Overall though, A Star is Born is one of the best Hollywood soundtracks of recent years. Far from being Oscar bait, these are songs that could feasibly shine on their own--and ones that feel entirely believable.
  4. 75
    Yes, the listening experience would have been improved with tighter editing, but there are a great many sins in the world, and a soundtrack being too-faithful to the movie is hardly the worst. There’s real joy in this music.
  5. Oct 9, 2018
    74
    Save for a digital flourish or two on the pop songs that make up much of the film’s back half, there’s very little here that would’ve sounded out of place on blockbuster film soundtracks of decades past. At its peaks, the album delivers on the promise of its star-wattage with some of the most affecting and emotionally overwhelming pop songs of the year.
  6. 60
    Nelson co-writes many of Gaga’s songs too, which essay a slightly awkward journey from rock balladry to slickly superficial pop. In one sense, there is a tangible jump in standards as Gaga comes to the fore on the second half of the album--she is a major musical talent. But there is also a weird disconnect as the soundtrack shifts gear to anodyne modern pop.
  7. Oct 10, 2018
    50
    There’s undoubtedly a strong 10-song album lodged at the core of A Star Is Born, but unlike the film, wherein an outsized sense of sentimentality is rendered affecting by the more grounded performances, there’s not nearly enough substance here to justify all the bombast.

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  2. Negative: 6 out of 171
  1. Oct 9, 2018
    10
    This record has probably 3-4 instant classics on it. One of the best soundtracks since The Bodyguard.
  2. Oct 6, 2018
    10
    It's wonderful the whole album and its design. It has strong and exciting lyrics, and reveals all the passion of true love. Lady Gaga andIt's wonderful the whole album and its design. It has strong and exciting lyrics, and reveals all the passion of true love. Lady Gaga and Brandley Cooper deserve all the acclaim they've been receiving. This is a soundtrack to fall in love with. Expand
  3. Oct 5, 2018
    10
    Never be the same, shes brillant,talent, this album is the best of 2018, she won world
  4. Oct 6, 2018
    10
    É verdadeiramente uma obra de arte bem explorada no Rock&Pop, Onde as vozes ecoam e os instrumentos resplandecem.
  5. Oct 6, 2018
    10
    The haters are foaming at Gaga acclaim, it's very unfortunate of them to come here to give negative notes.
  6. Oct 5, 2018
    10
    Best soundtrack ever, shallow, is that alright, always remember us this way, black eyes, alibi and i'll never love again are the best far.
  7. Oct 6, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The songs look like Lady Gaga is singing with an egg inside her throat
    The other soundtracks for a star is born are so much better because there are no excessive screaming in the songs
    there are some tracks that look like cheap versions of Lady Gaga’s The Cure
    and Bradley Cooper has a terrible voice so there’s nothing to say about him
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