(AP)_ It’s a sad goodbye from The Twilight Saga, whose last installment, Breaking Dawn — Part 2, has hit the big screen.
The soundtrack reflects a chocked up melancholia that lingers over the sound like dust over old boxes of family photos.
This final film steps away from the romantic dilemmas of previous outings into a tense confrontation between vampire factions.
Yet the album is more focused on delivering a soulful sound that is neither too arcane, nor too mainstream.
It’s just quirky enough to be embraced by the hordes of teenagers who have grown up alongside Bella and Edward.
Nikki Reed, who plays Rosalie Hale in the film, makes an appearance on the instrument-stripped piano ballad All I’ve Ever Needed, alongside her husband and former American Idol contestant Paul McDonald. Green Day, the biggest act on the soundtrack, is bland on Forgotten.
And the rest of the songs alternate between diaphanous guitars like POP ETC’s Speak Up or dreamy tunes like Feist’s Fire in the Water and James Vincent McMorrow’s Ghosts.
There’s also haunting strings, such as on New for You by Reeve Carney, best known for playing the lead in Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
It’s all a bit wailing, like a highly enjoyable mourning parade that performs at its own death.