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CD review: 'Frankenweenie Unleashed!'

Tim Burton's feature-length version of his 1984 short film “Frankenweenie” has drawn like-minded musical weirdos Karen O, Neon Trees, The Cure's Robert Smith, Oklahoma's own The Flaming Lips and more like eager pups to a tempting bone.
Oklahoman Published: October 5, 2012

Several of the tracks do hit the oddball sweet spot, though, particularly Karen O's Hawaiian-flavored opener “Strange Love,” Neon Tree's ridiculously catchy “Electric Heart (Stay Forever)” and Awolnation's playful piano ode “Everybody's Got a Secret.” Smith channels his inner lounge singer for the wonderfully weird “Witchcraft.”

Of course, it wouldn't be a Burton production without a song from Danny Elfman — the composer's “Frankenweenie” score is featured on a separate soundtrack album — and “Unleashed” closes with “Praise Be New Holland,” a funny little ditty from the movie that features Winona Ryder singing the praises of her suburban home in an irresistibly girlish warble.

— Brandy McDonnell

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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