Various Artists - Paul: OST
Paul, the latest comedy from Pegg & Frost, has been receiving mixed reviews but the big question I have to ask myself is 'Can this soundtrack album stand on its own two feet?' The simple answer is, sadly no! Sure there are some cracking tunes on display - The Only Ones' ‘Another Girl Another Planet’ and the still astonishing-after-all-these-years ‘Planet Claire’ by The B52s being the best examples - but they appear to have been bunged in at random between chunks of David Arnold's incidental music. This may fit the flow of the film perfectly but on the album, nothing hangs together and there is absolutely nothing to keep you hooked. The best advice would be to go and see the film but approach this lacklustre and superfluous soundtrack with extreme caution.