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Great Movie Soundtracks/Scores: Volume One

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This list contains some of my favorite movie soundtracks or scores of recent times. There were so many to choose from, so I decided to pick a few that you may not think of right away. The Oblivion and Interstellar soundtracks are perfect for focusing or studying, while the Perks of Being a Wallflower soundtrack is best for relaxing/chilling or setting the tone at a pre-party or after-party.

The “Oblivion” soundtrack produced by M83

The soundtrack to Oblivion gives you a lot of glimpses into the inspirations that M83 drew from. I hear similarities to the Daft Punk produced soundtrack of Tron, but also glimpses of Hans Zimmer’s work for Inception. The soundtrack fits the movie well, with bursts of energy in many of the scenes that highlight how beautiful earth really is, even though it has been destroyed. There is something magical about Tom Cruise riding his motorcycle through the ruins of a once great city, accompanied by this soundtrack. Additionally, I think Oblivion is one of the most underrated sci-fi movies of late. It’s cleverly done and I suggest you give it another watch. In the meantime, this soundtrack is great in the background while studying or focusing on work.

Soundtrack below:

Soundtrack of “Perks of being a wallflower”

There are not many soundtracks out there so full of fantastic classic rocks songs like Perks of being a Wallflower. In addition to being an amazing feel good movie that reminds you vividly of being a teenager, even if you were nothing like the main character, the soundtrack includes fantastic music from Alice Cooper, U2, David Bowie,Sonic Youth, The Smiths and Fleetwood Mac. If you wanted to get into good classic rock songs and you didn’t know where to start looking, this soundtrack would be perfect for you.

Here is one of the funnest scenes from the beginning of the movie. (Spoiler alert)

The “Interstellar” soundtrack produced by Hans Zimmer

If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you are missing out. This near perfect soundtrack, accompanies the plot of the movie really well, especially in moments when you can feel the internal struggle of the main characters. They are faced with he dilemma that leaving earth for an extended amount of time could mean that they will never see their families ever again. If they don’t undertake the mission, mankind may cease to exist altogether. There is one particular scene in the movie where the main character is forced to attach their space shuttle to the main space station while it is rotating at impossible speeds where the music and the cinematography combine to create on the of the most gripping and nerve wracking scenes in any movie I have ever seen.

[Warning: Spoiler Alert]

Which movie soundtracks are some of your favorites?

2 Comments on “Great Movie Soundtracks/Scores: Volume One

  1. Shutter Island and the Last of the Mohicans immediately come to mind, final 15 minutes in that movie are absolutely stunning, chills everytime.

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