Elektra: The Album

Talent from the Wind-up roster dominates the "Elektra" soundtrack, giving it a modern/hard/emo rock bent appropriate for the action movie.

Talent from the Wind-up roster dominates the "Elektra" soundtrack, giving it a modern/hard/emo rock bent appropriate for the action movie. The few songs that do not fit well can be attributed to an attempt to place retro rock like Jet's "Hey Kids" alongside more pensive fare like Strata's "Never There (She Stabs)." Switchfoot ("Sooner or Later"), Finger Eleven ("Thousand Mile Wish"), the Donnas ("Everyone Is Wrong"), 12 Stones ("Photograph"), the Dreaming ("Beautiful") and Alter Bridge ("Save Me") provide choice cuts. The collection could be the jumpoff for Megan McCauley's "Wonder" and Submersed's "Hollow," two acts to keep an eye out for. Evanescence contributes the quiet ballad "Breathe No More," which could become the album's flagship single in the same way the band's "Bring Me to Life" led the "Daredevil" soundtrack.—CLT