Recent soundtracks I'm enjoying


Django Unchained (2012)

Who Did That to You - John Legend

I Got A Name - Jim Croce




Broken (2012)

Colours - Eloise Laurence (Blur cover)





Life of Pi (2012)

Pi's Lullaby - Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri





Laurence Anyways (2012)

At The Bar 10 Years Later - NOIA (score composer)

The Chauffeur - Duran Duran

Let's go out tonight - Craig Armstrong




Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Once There Was a Hushpuppy - Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin





Marley (2012) (documentary)

Redemption Song - Bob Marley

Small Axe - Bob Marley





The Hobbit (2012)

Song of the Lonely Mountain - Neil Finn

Misty Mountains - Howard Shore/Tolkien/The Dwarf Cast/Richard Armitage





Skyfall (2012)

(If you read my twitter, I actually disliked the song the day it was released. I don't know what happened, since I listened to it in the opening credits of the movie, the tune has grown on me. Well done Adele on winning the Golden Globe!)

Skyfall - Adele




Which are your favorites from Tarantino's latest soundtrack? Any thoughts on the other mentions above? Which scores or soundtracks are you listening to at the moment?


26 comments:

  1. This looks like a nice collection of soundtracks. I used to listen to Jim Croce a lot. I didn't know that song ("I've Got a Name") was in Djnago.

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    1. @Quirky BookandFilmBuff: I might give Jim Croce's greatest hits a listen, while I'm at it. Never heard of the guy before.

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  2. One of my favorite songs from a Tarantino song was "Hold Tight" from Death Proof as well as anything from Jackie Brown.

    I'm so happy Adele beat that stuck-up bitch Taylor Swift.

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    1. @thevoid99: Tarantino soundtracks are great, I didn't know Hold Tight, thanks for sharing.

      Skyfall was my fav of the nominated songs, so glad to see it win!

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  3. My favorites from Django Unchained are "Who Did That to You?", "Freedom", and "Django". Been listening to "Skyfall" too, and, of course, the new Les Miserables soundtrack. Can't get enough of it.

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    1. @Josh: "Freedom" is another I easily could have shared here. Haven't seen Les Miserables, musicals are not really my thing. One of the very few I like is Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge.

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  4. I want to wait till I see Django to get stuck into the soundtrack. Roll on this weekend (finally)! Loved the Pi soundtrack though. Gave that a few good listens!

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    1. @Pete: I wasn't as patient as you, so gave the soundtrack a go. Looking forward to the movie, and review up at end of the month.

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  5. I have Django soundtrack practically on repeat :) My favorites are Freedom, His name is King and that 2pac track from the shootout :)

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    1. @Sati: Django soundtrack is definitely unique, especially for a western! A very eclectic tracklist.

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  6. Love your choices, Chris. I love the first track from Django Unchained. And the Bob Marleys. I definitely adore Pi's lullaby.

    I know what you mean about Adele's Skyfall. I think we might've overexpectation about it. and when it blends with the opening credit, it all made sense.

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    1. @Andina: Happy you agree about lots of tracks here!

      Yes, sometimes we need combination of music/images for the song to come alive. I also feel that way about Hans Zimmer's score for The Dark Knight Rises.

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  7. Still not a fan of Skyfall by Adele. Just doesn't stick with me. The soundtrack is pretty good though. One of my favourites of the year. Along with The Hobbit. Feels like a continuation of the LOTR scores and that is just perfect.

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    1. @Jaina: Actually surprised that I changed my mind about Skyfall, these things happen. Glad to hear the other stuff you mention is to your liking.

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  8. The Hobbit, Life of Pi and Skyfall all have great soundtracks. I was so mesmerized by the song in the opening of Life of Pi... soooo beautiful and soothing. And Richard Armitage singing 'Misty Mountain' is just oh, takes my breath away. He's got such a gorgeous voice on top of being such a gorgeous creature. Great post, Chris!

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    1. @Ruth: Thanks for visiting. Last few months have definitely been interesting in terms of memorable soundtracks! Those Hobbit tracks are addictive :)

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  9. I've been listening to the Django Unchained soundtrack a lot, too. Great stuff as always from QT. I don't usually listen to film scores, but I have found myself playing The Master's score quite a bit. I hope Jonny Greenwood and PTA continue to collaborate.

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    1. @Eric: It depends with film scores, sometimes I listen to them. Other times I prefer for them to stay up there on the screen.

      The Master's score had a few tracks I liked, and PTA's latest is currently among my top 5 films of 2012 so far.

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  10. Great picks here. I've been listening to "Who Did That to You" on repeat since I saw Django. Such a great song, and used perfectly in the movie. That QT really knows how to cut a film to a song.

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    1. @Alex Withrow: Agreed, "Who Did That to You" is definitely a highlight from the soundtrack, and they even used it during QT's Golden Globe screenplay win!

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    2. I know right?! How awesome was that?

      Also, how is that song NOT nominated for the Oscar? Was it ineligible?

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    3. @Alex Withrow: Indeed would have been great if "Who Did That to You" had been oscar nominated. Perhaps the lyrics are too controversial in a kids friendly category.

      I remember Springsteen's amazing song from The Wrestler was not oscar nominated, just because it played during the end credits of the film, which is a ridiculous rule.

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  11. Though I enjoy Adele's powerful rendition in "Skyfall" I'm not too fond of the song itself. I wish there were others getting more of the spotlight during Awards Season, but it's clear Adele will collect several more awards for her work.
    I just managed to watch Django and, as usual, Quentin Tarantino did not disappoint with his musical choices. Excellent and appropriate soundtrack that is completely fitting of his style of film making.

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    1. @niels85: The oscar best song category has been fairly weak the last few years in my opinion, so I almost lost interest! Glad this year there are a couple of ones I can root for, Skyfall, & Pi's Lullaby(from my list above) is also nominated.

      Yeah, the Django soundtrack feels familiar to Quentin Tarantino's body of work, having that retro 70s vibe, and at the same time works for a western.

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  12. Love that Jim Croce track. Very nostalgic for me. As a very young child I remember my dad used to play his greatest hits in the car all the time. On an 8-track tape.

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    1. @Bonjour Tristesse: I have that nostalgic car journey thing with other artists, for example Enya, Crystal Gayle, and Paul McCartney 1993 LP Off the Ground. I'll take a look if I can find the greatest hits of Jim Croce on spotify.

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