By Sean Richardson
Updated June 25, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT

Columbia must have realized that Spider-Man was never as macho as Chad Kroeger’s ”Hero,” the chest-pounding anthem for the first Spidey installment. This time around on ”Spider-Man 2” Soundtrack, Dashboard Confessional’s yearning single ”Vindicated” leads a solid batch of previously unreleased tracks from today’s hottest emo acts. Choice cut for Peter Parker wannabes: Yellowcard’s knotty ”Gifts and Curses.”