Posted by: Lee S. Date: Thursday, September 22, 2005, at 7:11 p.m. IP Address: 65-103-58-117.dvnp.qwest.net
There are a few problems with this review that I, as a devout Lexxian, feel obliged to point out. Not only does the reviewer fail to understand Marty Simon's unconventional experimental style, he also totally misunderstands the source of the show's popularity. Yeah, there's sex, but people don't watch it because it's arousing, they watch it because it's imaginative and dramatic. It's really no different from "Star Trek" or "Doctor Who." This review is an insult to both the makers of the series and its fans. I know it isn't intentionally slanderous, but the reviewer should have either done some basic research or confined his comments to the music itself.
It also fails to mention that there is another (now out of print) "Lexx" soundtrack which contains full-length versions of some of the songs used in shortened form to make up the opening and ending credits, as well as much more high-quality music used in the series and T.V. movies.
It should also be pointed out to fans that much music heard in the movies and series (such as the full-length chant from "I Worship His Shadow," the tense piano music used throughout Season 2, and everything composed specially for Season 4) won't be found on either album. I've spoken with Marty Simon, and he says the lack of a 3rd release including such music was simply because the C.D. reviewed here sold very poorly. So buying a copy of this before it goes out of print is (theoretically) a step toward making the music label reconsider, while misinformed reviews like this one may be a step backwards.