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2014-01-12 06:55:09 PM  
I agree with:

Superfly, Curtis Mayfield
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Ennio Morricone
The Rabbit of Seville
Jumpin Jive featuring Cab Colloway

The others? Ugh.
 
2014-01-12 07:22:20 PM  
Peter Gabriel -- The Last Temptation of Christ
 
2014-01-12 07:22:54 PM  
Last of the Mohicans
 
2014-01-12 07:24:36 PM  
What a steaming pile of horsesh*t.

No Havana soundtrack?

This person is posting from the looney bin.
 
2014-01-12 07:26:52 PM  
I put Goblin's Suspiria soundtrack on all the time. It usually fits my mood.
 
2014-01-12 07:40:20 PM  
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (because Boccherini, so shut up)
 
2014-01-12 08:13:27 PM  
There is nothing Missy Elliot has ever done that I need to hear.
 
2014-01-12 08:24:56 PM  
I will say that while I'm not going to say that "Parade" is a better album than "Purple Rain," it is vastly underrated Prince album.
 
2014-01-12 08:26:21 PM  
No Blade Runner?
 
2014-01-12 08:31:59 PM  

Nabb1: I will say that while I'm not going to say that "Parade" is a better album than "Purple Rain," it is vastly underrated Prince album.


I agree. I think it got slagged so much because Under the Cherry Moon was such a rotten waste of film.
 
2014-01-12 08:32:11 PM  

Confabulat: I put Goblin's Suspiria soundtrack on all the time. It usually fits my mood.


I use a clip of it as one of my text tones.

I also have a clip from Profundo Rosso (Deep Red), which is another Goblin/Dario Argento soundtrack.
 
2014-01-12 08:43:06 PM  
Disappointed at no Clockwork Orange, but all is forgiven on account of Black Orpheus. With one caveat: I don't care how you want to rationalize it, Thriller does not belong on a list of movie soundtracks.
 
2014-01-12 08:45:27 PM  
I had to click on a Salon link just to confirm that they left off Kansas City.
 
2014-01-12 08:56:03 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-12 09:33:45 PM  
Road to Perdition

One of my favorites
 
2014-01-12 09:35:00 PM  
No "Forbidden Planet"?
 
2014-01-12 09:36:29 PM  

DrBenway: I don't care how you want to rationalize it, Thriller does not belong on a list of movie soundtracks.


Agreed. I don't care how much you pad it out, it's still just a music video.
 
2014-01-12 09:39:16 PM  
Ah, original music soundtracks.  Hmmm, let's see:

Alain Gorageur "La Planete Sauvage" 1973
Bernard Herrman "Taxi Driver" 1976
Henry Mancini "Breakfast at Tiffany's" 1961
RZA "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai" 1999
 
2014-01-12 09:48:53 PM  

ultraholland: Last of the Mohicans


This. I love that score.
 
2014-01-12 10:10:01 PM  
Technically a score, but Air "Virgin Suicides" 2000.
 
2014-01-12 10:12:40 PM  
I came here to say "Koyaanisqatsi" because I gather that this is a terrible list, but didn't want to wait five minutes for the page to finish loading, especially given that it's Salon.
 
2014-01-12 10:19:32 PM  
Whatever is on that website safari does NOT like it one bit at all!
 
2014-01-12 10:56:32 PM  
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a really solid soundtrack. But most of the songs were not in the movie. But they were specially made for this cd.
 
2014-01-12 11:11:46 PM  
Performance
 
2014-01-12 11:25:16 PM  
 
2014-01-12 11:30:06 PM  
I definitely agree with Miles Davis' "A Tribute to Jack Johnson.'  It probably was the most successful fusion of jazz and rock ever.  Fusion often ended up being this sort of neither fish-nor-foul thing, music that lacked the sophistication of jazz and the attitude of rock.  But Miles and the boys get both right on this one: it's sophisticated, but this album will kick your ass.

The comments in TFA on Pink Floyd were some grade-A trolling though.  Seriously, is the guy calling "The Nile Song" Pink Floyd's best song?  The hell?
 
2014-01-12 11:41:22 PM  
Requiem For A Dream
The Fountain
Moon

Clint Mansell is without question my favorite film composer of the last 20 years.

also really damn good:

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer


plus: around 1,000,000 Eurosploitation films scores from the 1960's-1970's
 
2014-01-12 11:43:41 PM  

DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 500x375]


this
 
2014-01-12 11:46:37 PM  

Sinbox: Alien
Robocop
Glory
Sorcerer
Miracle Mile
Heavy Metal
Zombi (Romero's "Dawn of the Dead")
Phantasm
Carpenter's 'The Fog'
Carpenter's 'The Thing'
The Terminator
Phenomena (1) (2)(3)(4)(5)
Tenebre (+) Deep Red
Nonhosonno (I Can't Sleep)(Sleepless)
Carpenter's "Halloween"
Psycho (1960)


If we're talking about sci-fi movies I've always been partial to the soundtrack to "The Matrix". Even though very little of it is original.
 
2014-01-12 11:46:47 PM  

jake_lex: Seriously, is the guy calling "The Nile Song" Pink Floyd's best song? The hell?


I'm not about to put "best" on anything, but I do love love LOVE "The Nile Song."  It is definitely one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs.
 
2014-01-12 11:48:07 PM  

Solid State Vittles: jake_lex: Seriously, is the guy calling "The Nile Song" Pink Floyd's best song? The hell?

I'm not about to put "best" on anything, but I do love love LOVE "The Nile Song."  It is definitely one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs.


Yeah, it's one of the few times when they really rocked out.  The lyrics are dumb as hell, but i think that's kind of the point.

I actually think, though, in terms of soundtrack work, what they did for "Zabriskie Point" was far better.  And a rejected piece known as "The Violent Sequence" became the framework around which "Us and Them" was built.
 
2014-01-12 11:54:01 PM  

Solid State Vittles: jake_lex: Seriously, is the guy calling "The Nile Song" Pink Floyd's best song? The hell?

I'm not about to put "best" on anything, but I do love love LOVE "The Nile Song."  It is definitely one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs.


Count me in as another Nile Song fan.
 
2014-01-13 12:00:45 AM  
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2014-01-13 12:05:43 AM  

fusillade762: If we're talking about sci-fi movies I've always been partial to the soundtrack to "The Matrix". Even though very little of it is original.


It's (admittedly) annoyingly pedantic as all hell, but sometimes I get OCD-nerdy about the difference 'tween "Soundtrack" and "Score"

Yeah, I consider "soundtrack" usually to define (usually-if-not-guaranteed-always) pre-recorded/pre-released musical works usually curated/packaged as a tie-in to the film (if not actually used in the film) and "score" to define cues/music specifically written/composed/performed/recorded directly for the film.

I'm not averse to either (as I've plenty of both). But I do have more of the latter than the former. And I concur with you completely, The Matrix is certainly a very worthy example of a good "soundtrack".
 
2014-01-13 12:21:58 AM  
fusillade762

Wait!
Were you specifially meaning the Don Davis score album or the V/A "Jukebox" soundtrack album?

/It's exceedingly possible that I've been awake for farr too many consecutive hours.
 
2014-01-13 12:33:34 AM  

Sinbox: fusillade762

Wait!
Were you specifially meaning the Don Davis score album or the V/A "Jukebox" soundtrack album?

/It's exceedingly possible that I've been awake for farr too many consecutive hours.


The soundtrack. Or whichever one has Meat Beat Manifesto and The Propellerheads on it.
 
2014-01-13 12:37:24 AM  

fusillade762: The soundtrack. Or whichever one has Meat Beat Manifesto and The Propellerheads on it.


Ahhh. (NSFW language)

Yes. A great workout album it made for me. Holds us reasonably well, too.
 
2014-01-13 12:50:02 AM  

ultraholland: Last of the Mohicans

 
2014-01-13 12:51:15 AM  
Sometimes bands are better before they figure out what they're doing. This soundtrack Pink Floyd did for an obscure European film about drug addiction certainly makes that case. Since the post-Syd Barrett lineup hadn't yet realized that bloated concept album song suites were the path to the big bucks,

Well that sure doesn't make me think the writer of this article is a pretentious dick at all.
 
2014-01-13 12:52:44 AM  
Grizzly Man _Richard Thompson
 
2014-01-13 12:53:30 AM  
Needs more Akira OST.

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2014-01-13 12:54:15 AM  
"The Professional"
"There Will Be Blood"
"Arthur" (1981)
 
2014-01-13 12:56:00 AM  
Also, how do you include Pink Floyd, but not put Obscured by Clouds instead? Much better IMHO.

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2014-01-13 12:58:55 AM  
Reservoir Dogs and Tron: Legacy are my two favorites.
 
2014-01-13 01:00:04 AM  
Badlands, which is adapted from a couple of pieces by Carl Orff (years ago, I had a hell of a time tracking that tune down, as there was no ST album for the movie available on CD).
 
2014-01-13 01:03:03 AM  
Morriccone's score for The Mission. Damn. Gorgeous.
 
2014-01-13 01:03:21 AM  
Amadeus
 
2014-01-13 01:07:39 AM  

jake_lex: I actually think, though, in terms of soundtrack work, what they did for "Zabriskie Point" was far better. And a rejected piece known as "The Violent Sequence" became the framework around which "Us and Them" was built.


Yes, it sure as hell is: The VIolent Sequence

mongbiohazard: Also, how do you include Pink Floyd, but not put Obscured by Clouds instead? Much better IMHO.

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Which contains one of PF's single best songs: Free Four!
 
2014-01-13 01:13:32 AM  
www.moviemusic.com
 
2014-01-13 01:16:19 AM  
No Space Jam? Fail.
 
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