Time for a review; specifically I'm going to be reviewing the soundtrack for My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
I will be doing a separate review of the Rainbow Rocks movie when it comes out on DVD/Blu-Ray later this month.
Now on to the review (Links will be next to the song title so you can check them out. If you like, you can pick up the soundtrack on iTunes
1: Rainbow Rocks
The first track on the album (and the first track in the movie) is Rainbow Rocks. A short little intro song. In the movie, parts of the first movie play in the background; there are also some nice effects as well with each characters instruments. Again, it's quite short at only 1:41 long.
2: Better Than Ever
The second track and the first official song in the movie is Better Than Ever. This song is pretty much talking about how things have been doing at Canterlot High since the... *ahem* Incident in the first movie (Will go into more detail in my Rainbow Rocks Review. We also see the Canterlot High Mane 5 get their anthro powers whenever they play their instruments in the movie.
3: Under Our Spell
Next on the soundtrack is my favorite song called Under Our Spell; sung by The Dazzlings (the main antagonists in the movie) This is the song that plays when the brackets are shown in the Battle Of The Bands in the movie; showing clips of some of the bands performing and being eliminated. I love this song because it has a more evil feeling to it than most of the other songs on the soundtrack
4: Tricks up My Sleeve
Up next is the Great and Powerful Trixie singing Tricks up My Sleeve. This song is only heard btriefly during the movie as the Mane 6 are arguing underneath the stage when this song is playing. The full version is much better than the movie version by far. After hearing this song, you'll know just how Great and Powerful Trixie really is
5: Shake Your Tail
This was actually one of the first songs released to promote the movie. This is the first song we hear from The Rainbooms once Twilight joins in. The song is viciously sabotaged in the movie by various opponents in the competition but regardless, it is still a nice pleasant and upbeat song to listen to
6: Welcome to the Show
Well the happy is bi-polar on this next one. Welcome to the Show is the song that plays during the final battle between The Rainbooms and The Dazzlings. The Dazzlings kick things off by trying to hypnotize the crowd but not before The Rainbooms return fire with their counter-spell. The Dazzlings counter with a more powerful attack that wipes the Mane 6 off their feet. It looks like The Dazzlings have won... that is until Sunset Shimmer grabs the mic! Surely an epic song and one of my favorites.
7: Awesome as I Wanna Be
Get ready because the most awesome character takes center stage to sing about how awesome she is as Rainbow Dash performs Awesome as I Wanna Be. It may be a short song but I enjoy it seeing as how Dashie is my fave character (even if the song is just her shutting down everybody else)
8: Let's Have a Battle (Of the Bands)
The final Dazzlings song on the soundtrack (The second song in the movie if my memory is correct) the song that sets the plan into motion appropriately called Let's Have a Battle. We get to hear just what Adagio, Aria and Sonata are capable of in this song (Aria and Sonata doing some harmonious vocalizing while Adagio does the singing.) Eventually the song works and all the students at Canterlot High get really competitive and start making their claims to winning the Battle Of the Bands
9: Shine Like Rainbows
The last song from the movie is the credits song called Shine Like Rainbows. This song is a really good song to end the movie on; just like how A Friend for Life was the perfect ending song for the original Equestria Girls movie.
10: Music to My Ears (Bonus Track)
The final song on the Rainbow Rocks soundtrack is an instrumental called Music to My Ears. Unlike the other songs on the soundtrack which have a rock feel to them; this one is a dubstep song. Music to My Ears was actually the first song released to promote Rainbow Rocks and the video that it is in has some ice visual effects.
Overall rating: A