I’ve been a big fan of movie soundtracks and scores since I first saw Edward Scissorhands back in 1990 (still my favorite movie score…and probably my favorite album overall) and in honor of today’s highly anticipated and hyped release of TRON: Legacy, i’m proud to present my favorite movie tunes of 2010.
(be sure to check out the soundtrack edition over at 35mmBeats for more good cinema tunes)
First up, one of the best comic book adaptations and probably the most underrated movie of 2010—Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.
Radiohead producer Nigle Godrich, Beck, Metric, Broken Social Scene, Cornelius, Dan the Automator, Kid Koala, and David Campbell all contributed to the film’s soundtrack. Not bad, right? But even better, Beck composed the music played by Sex Bob-omb (Scott Pilgrim’s band in the film) and Broken Social Scene wrote all the songs for another one of the film’s bands.
This next film was anything but underrated. Inception will most likely end up being my favorite film of 2010 and the score is equally impressive.
Once again, Hans Zimmer proves why he is one of the most sought after and best film composers of all time. His score to Inception is the perfect companion to Chris Nolan’s dream caper and I instantly fell in love with today’s featured track when I first heard it the film.
(As a little bonus, i’ve also included the We Plants Are Happy Plants remix)
I don’t even think living under a rock could keep you from knowing that Disney has finally resurrected TRON.
I haven’t seen a movie hyped this much since Lord of the Rings. It seems like everywhere you look is another TRON: Legacy poster, the TV commercials are a plenty, and Disney’s Calfiornia Adventure even turns into ElecTRONica—a nighttime dance party with live DJs, dancing, sneak peaks of the new film, a recreation of Flynn’s Arcade, and TRON even takes over the new light show, World of Color.
But it’s not just the film that’s getting all the hype. When word spread that Daft Punk would be composing the film’s score, music blogs blew up. I’ve been listening to the duo’s score a lot since it was released earlier this month and it definitely lives up to the hype. The balance of electronica and orchestra works perfectly and proves there’s more to these French boys than synths and beats (had to post two tracks so you could see the range).
And real quick, I haven’t had a chance to listen to any of Clint Mansell’s score for Black Swan, but if it’s anything like his previous works (Pi, Requiem For a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler), i’m sure it will be fantastic and end up on my iPod. Check it out if you get the chance.