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Amph Great, iconic and memorable movie soundtracks

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ender Sai, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    This means no Dr Who nonsense Juliet!

    The other day I got rid of a lot of old CDs and I found some soundtracks (not film scores, mind) that I hadn't heard in forever. Making digital copies, I've been exploring these albums and thinking - am I out of "the loop" or do they not just make compilations like The Crow, Judgement Night, Singles etc anymore?

    I mean, I love the Drive soundtrack but it's a few retro synthwave tracks from Kavinsky, College etc with 14 tracks of ambient awesome from Cliff Martinez. The Crow, by contrast, was just a who's who of dark alternative bands. The Cure. Machines of Loving Grace. Helmet. Pantera. RATM. NIN (covering Joy Division!). Rollins Band.

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    Taking film scores - as in the orchestral or other music from the film itself - aside, what film soundtracks do you really remember and love, and do they "make them like that anymore"?
     
  2. DebonaireNerd

    DebonaireNerd Jedi Master star 5

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  3. Boba_Fett_2001

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  4. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    The Crow was a stand out for me. It's not the sort of music I used to listen to, but I did love that album, perhaps because I loved the film.

    The other one that pops into my mind it Grosse Pointe Blank. Which was nineties, but all eighties music.
     
  5. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Highlander, both for the Queen tracks and the Michael Kamen score (which tends to get overlooked). Sticking with Queen, Flash Gordon has a great soundtrack.

    As for orchestral music, Vertigo has a great soundtrack by Bernard Herrmann - you can't hear it and not think of the film. Puts shivers down my spine.
     
  6. SuperWatto

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    This one

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  7. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    ME: Put scores to one side, we're discussing soundtracks.
    COLDPLAY NURD: "Here am scores!"

    Well done mate, well done.

    Thought Heat did have Moby covering Joy Division.

    @Diggy: This track...



    "Oh don't talk of love" the shadows purr
    Murmuring me away from you
    "Don't talk of worlds that never were
    The end is all that's ever true..."
     
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  8. cubman987

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    You mentioned it in the OP but Singles is my favorite (and no I really don't think they do that anymore, unless you count something like Guardians of the Galaxy where they just use a bunch of older songs.)
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    1. "Would?" Alice in Chains
    2. "Breath" Pearl Jam
    3. "Seasons" Chris Cornell
    4. "Dyslexic Heart" Paul Westerberg
    5. "The Battle of Evermore" (live Led Zeppelin cover) The Lovemongers
    6. "Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns" Mother Love Bone
    7. "Birth Ritual" Soundgarden
    8. "State of Love and Trust" Pearl Jam
    9. "Overblown" Mudhoney
    10. "Waiting for Somebody" Paul Westerberg
    11. "May This Be Love" The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    12. "Nearly Lost You" Screaming Trees
    13. "Drown" The Smashing Pumpkins**


    ** love this longer version so much
     
  9. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Singles was so good, given it captures a point in time musically so incredibly well. Plus, "Would?" remains one of my favourite AiC songs ever.

    The comparison was often made with Reality Bites, in terms of being Gen-X tales, but Singles had the infinitely better soundtrack.
     
  10. FatBurt

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    yes
     
  11. DebonaireNerd

    DebonaireNerd Jedi Master star 5

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    Alright then.

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  12. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Apologies, my reading comprehension sucks.[face_blush]
     
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  13. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    I was blaming Coldplay Nurd exclusively though.

    omg the Trainspotting soundtrack. Just with Born Slippy you have a classic album, but that - and Human Traffic - are so my gateway to not drugs because they're bad, and EDM in the late 90s.

    mega mega white thing
     
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  16. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    John Williams. There. Thread=over.

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  17. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Crikey. I didn't read the "no scores" part.

    Top Gun has a great soundtrack. Never can have too much Kenny Loggins. I'll slink out now.
     
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  18. DarthIntegral

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    Pretty Woman.

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    A good mixture of actually good songs plus cheesy but enjoyable, yet not actually good songs (Looking at you, "King of Wishful Thinking"). On top of that, each song selected for the soundtrack and used in the movie fits almost perfectly into that moment in the movie and helps the movie progress. You can listen to the soundtrack (or just songs from the soundtrack) and be taken into the movie, but also watch the movie and be taken into the music as a storytelling device. And, it's a movie that's managed to age fairly well, so that helps.
     
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  19. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I remember listening to the Flashdance soundtrack on cassette tape in the eighties. Big seller back then, iirc, though younger posters here probably wouldn't recognise many of the artists.
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    Flashdance... What a Feeling Irene Cara
    He's a Dream Shandi Sinnamon
    Love Theme From Flashdance Helen St. John
    Manhunt Karen Kamon
    Lady, Lady, Lady Joe Esposito
    Imagination Laura Branigan
    Romeo Donna Summer
    Seduce Me Tonight Cycle V
    I'll Be Here Where The Heart Is Kim Carnes
    Maniac Michael Sembello
     
  20. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Reading comprehension can be tough!

    But they should make it part of the mod exams.

    I saw your shame, Heelsy! At least ewok was worse.
     
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  21. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    guilty as charged.
     
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  23. Sith_Sensei__Prime

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    This might be considered cheating, but

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    It's my all time favorite.
     
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  24. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    NOT SCORES.

    A film score is original music written specifically to accompany a film

    FTFO.
     
  25. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    In my heart of hearts I know I must respond with this, a soundtrack so good I kind of wish it didn't have a weird, dumb movie it technically belonged to.



    Also I'm at two excuses to post Prince in as many days, nice.
     
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