I díd see the movie (stupid thing is..in Dutch the word is 'film' but switching to English I can't get used to choosing for 'film') twice, but can't recall for which scene which track is used for each track, only that some are just played during the credits. For me the soundtrack is a mix of well known (LP incl. Mike Shinoda, Smashing Pumpkins, Disturbed, Goo Goo Dolls) and completely unknown (hard)rock bands, I only knew HIM by name.
Linkin Park's 'What I've done' is quite different than I was used to from LP, but I feel people shouldn't hate it just because it's different from what they are used to from LP. It fits the movie well with the kind of softer LP sound.
The Smashing Pumpkins, Disturbed and HIM make me really turn up the speakers. These tracks are just the industrial rock sound that the transformers needed. Saw both the Smashing Pumpkins and Disturbed live btw, if you ever get the chance..don't miss them, especially Disturbed.
I like the track from the Goo Goo Dolls, but you've got to be in the mood for it..it's a tad bit tooo mushy/romantic even for Sam & Mikaela.
The used's 'Pretty handsome awkward' and Taking back sunday's 'What it feels like to be a ghost are great! I'm quite looking forward to it if they would show up on a festival overhere. I like their mix of punkrock. Taking a look at the comments on youtube you will see a lot of 'emo'-hate..but that's just sad. So, maybe it sounds a bit 'emo' (hate the word) but I think that both tracks are great.
Styles of beyond & Mike Shinoda made a good bragging and boasting track which fits the attitude of soundwave. Love it.
Retina and the sky
Strange thing about this track is that at first I thought my boxes were broken, it sounded like plastic bits were bouncing through the insides, but's part of the track and I like it. End of the world has a similar sound with an addictive soft-rock sound.
Julien K's Technical difficulties has a exactly the electrical sound to it that you would expect to be used in a movie about big talking robots (..not in a negative way, but that's what transformers are).
What can I say about the Transformers theme, I'm still addicted to the old one (see below) and I like that one faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar better.
All in all I like the soundtrack. The only thing is that in my (just bitching) opinion a modern Transformer movie shouldn't include too much drama and therefor more of the industrial rock music like 'This moment', 'Doomsday clock' and 'Passion on the killing floor'. But I guess that's 'hollywood'.
1 Linkin Park - What I've done
2 Smashing Pumpkins - Doomsday clock
3 Disturbed - This moment (not the áctual video, but it ís the actual track)
4 Goo goo dolls - Before it's too late (Sam & Mikaela's theme)
5 The used - Pretty handsome awkward
6 HIM - Passion on the killing floor
7 Taking back sunday - What it feels like to be a ghost
8 Styles of beyond ft Mike Shinoda - Second to none
9 Armor for sleep - End of the world
10 Idiot pilot - Retina and the sky
11 Julien K - Technical difficulties
12 Mutemath - Transformers theme
Also found an alternative theme by Black Lab (they also did a track on the Blade 3 OST).
And for the fans I looked up the old 1980's Transformers theme by Lion