The Princess + the Warrior
If you like Portishead, rainy days, being depressed (in a healthy way), and the Tank Girl soundtrack, then you’ll be beyond pleased with The Princess + the Warrior soundtrack. Pale 3 (and a host of guests, such as Skin, Franka Potente, Louise Rhodes, and Alison Goldfrapp with 12 Rounds) carry the soundtrack from deep to deeper, and the end result is the perfect example of melodramatic music. The breakout track “Can’t Find Peace” is a hauntingly devoted love song of sorts, and its opera-like score, accompanied by the ethereal voice of Skin, makes for one unforgettable song. A numbed album in general, it’s great music to think to, because it’s there and makes a presence, but doesn’t force itself upon you. Recommended to either cure you of the blues or drown you in them; no matter what, it’ll relax you a little on the crazy freeway. As a bonus, the CD comes with a Quicktime video of “Can’t Find Peace,” which is totally worth it.