Quentin Tarantino's new love letter to exploitation cinema, Django Unchained conflates spaghetti Westerns with the lurid plantation heat of slavery potboilers like Mandingo. Like nearly all of his soundtracks, he mixes snippets of dialogue from the movie with new songs, which in this case includes Rick Ross' defiant "100 Black Coffins," Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton's hopeful "Freedom" and John Legend's surprisingly gritty "Who Did That to You?"; new and old incidental music from Ennio Morricone and Luis Bacalov; and vintage '70s chestnuts like Jim Croce's "I Got a Name." The oddest thing here is "Unchained," a mashup of 2Pac's "Untouchable" and James Brown's "The Payback," as if one blaxploitation brother were speaking to another.
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