November 10, 2016
Music Review: Luke Cage Original Soundtrack (Marvel/Netflix, 2016)
Marvel and Netflix recently released the soundtrack to the show. While it served as the background to my work day once or twice, I have to say that it was a bit disappointing overall. To clarify, nothing on the soundtrack is disappointing. Every track is perfectly written and performed, and I thought about their corresponding scenes as I listened. Method Man performs Bulletproof Love, and original track for the show which I can not get enough of. Unfortunately, that's the only vocal performance on the album.
The show was filled with brilliant stage performances from amazing singers and bands. I don't know if those were expensive as far as rights go or if there is an additional album planned, but these songs made the show at times. I would definitely like to see more from Marvel on this. Pay the musicians, and put a second album out. For now, though, enjoy the magical score and Method Man. This soundtrack is definitely worth your time.