The ‘Frankenweenie’ Soundtrack Is Awesome

I’m sure by now you all know that Tim Burton has a new animated film coming out about a canine brought back to life by his child companion, Victor.

You also probably didn’t care because like every other sensible person, you realized that Tim Burton hasn’t made an amazingly entertaining movie since 1999’s Sleepy Hollow.

I tend to assume that Frankenweenie (which is actually a full-length version of a short film Burton made in 1984) will be a repeat of Corpse Bride. Fun, but ultimately just, heartless and missing something.

Recently I found out that the one thing it won’t be missing is a cool soundtrack.

And I don’t mean that it’s “cool” in that old man way that actually means it’s comprised completely of Randy Newman, Phil Collins, or Stevie Wonder songs. 

You know I’m not pulling your leg when I tell you that Karen O and Robert Smith are involved. Also, WINONA RYDER, who voices Elsa van Helsing, she’s going to sing for you!

Here’s a complete tracklist:

“Strange Love” – Karen O
“Electric Heart (Stay Forever)” – Neon Trees
“Polartropic (You Don’t Understand Me)” – Mark Foster
“Almost There” – Passion Pit
“Pet Sematary” – Plain White T’s
“With My Hands – Kimbra
“Everybody’s Got a Secret” – AWOLNATION
“Immortal” – Kerli
“My Mechanical Friend” – Grace Potter feat. The Flaming Lips
“Lost Cause” – Imagine Dragons
“Underground” – Grouplove
“Building a Monster” – Skylar Grey
“Witchcraft” – Robert Smith
“Praise Be New Holland” – Winona Ryder

Fear not Burtonphiles, Danny Elfman is still scoring. You will not be distracted by face-melting indie tunage during your theater-going experience.

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