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|12-11-2006, 08:08 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
10 Greatest Movie Soundtracks
Here they are. Feel free to argue, add to or dismiss:
Repo Man (1984)
Why: The album is an innovative masterpiece of what happens when you slow down hardcore punk music. The result is cheesy, fascinating, hilarious, and a more fun than watching bad TV with Black Flag.
Best Song: “Institutionalize” by Suicidal Tendencies
Worst Song: “Bad Man” by the Juicy Bananas
Biggest Surprise: Burning Sensations cover of Jonathan Richmond’s “Pablo Picasso.”
Better Than the Movie? No, but its damn close. How could any album be better than a movie that features the line “John Wayne was a ***”?
Why: The album is an eclectic blend of punk, electronic, and alternative music that beautifully captures the hip, coolness of the drug sub-culture in London. It’s one of those soundtracks that gets better every time you listen to it.
Best Song: “Trainspotting” by Primal Scream
Worst Song: “A Final Hit” by Leftfield
Biggest Surprise: “Perfect Day” by Lou Reed
Better Than the Movie? Yes. The album has staying power. The only thing you leave the movie with is the scene where Renton dives into a filthy, ****-covered public toilet.
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Why: This album is responsible for making disco cool. So think about how good an album needs to be in order to do that.
Best Song: “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees
Worst Song: “Night on Disco Mountain” by David Shire
Biggest Surprise: “A Fifth of Beethoven” by Walter Murphy
Better Than the Movie? Hell, yes. Despite its blockbuster status, the movie is lame-ass and certainly hasn’t aged as well as the music.
Why: The movie and soundtrack captured the Grunge scene that blossomed in Seattle and introduced the world to Pearl Jam.
Best Song: “Would?” by Alice in Chains
Worst Song: “Battle of Evermore” by The Lovemongers
Biggest Surprise: “Nearly Lost You” by Screaming Trees
Better Than the Movie? A big head nod. While the movie was a fun romantic comedy – the music lives on.
8 Mile (2002)
Why: It’s a massive jam session of old and new rappers – put together by Eminem – that celebrates and re-energizes the genre.
Best Song: “Lose Yourself” by Eminen
Worst Song: “Battle” by Gang Starr
Biggest Surprise: “R.A.K.I.M.” by Rakim
Better Than the Movie? Ah, yeah. There was a movie?
Valley Girl (1983)
Why: The “Valley Girl” soundtrack helped kick-started the whole alternative sound of the 80s.
Best Song: “Eyes of a Stranger” by Payolas
Worst Song: “School Is In” by Josie Cotton
Biggest Surprise: The three songs by the Plimsouls
Better Than the Movie? Yes, sir. The movie was a forgettable teen romance starring Nicholas Cage and Deborah Foreman (who?).
Purple Rain (1984)
Why: The album shot Prince into the stratosphere – and introduced an entire new way to make a movie – build one around an album.
Best Song: “When Doves Cry” by Prince
Worst Song: “Computer Blue” by Prince
Biggest Surprise: “I Would Die 4 U” by Prince
Better Than the Movie? An even split. It’s hard to think of them as separate.
Harder They Come (1972)
Why: Reggae music is one of the characters in this movie and it shows in the soundtrack. It also proved to people outside of Jamaica that reggae wasn’t just Bob Marley.
Best Song: “You can Get It If You Really Want” by Jimmy Cliff
Worst Song: “Johnny Too Bad” by The Slickers
Biggest Surprise: “Pressure Drop” by the Maytals
Better Than the Movie? Yes. The movie was a Robin Hood rip-off. It’s the music that shines.
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Why: The movie captured 1980s teen angst perfectly and it was the music that helped this film retain its time capsule like appeal.
Best Song: The best song isn’t on the soundtrack, but is in the movie. “Positively Lost Me” by the very underrated, should have been huge Rave-Ups.
Worst Song: A tie between “If You Leave” by OMD (the song that replaced “Positively Lost Me”) and “Get To Know Ya” by Jesse Johnson
Biggest Surprise: “Pretty in Pink” by the Psychedelic Furs
Better Than the Movie? A tie goes to the film.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Why: Perhaps the coolest soundtrack to one of the coolest movies ever filmed.
Best Song: “Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield
Worst Song: “Comanche” by the Revels
Biggest Surprise: “Lonesome Town” by Ricky Nelson
Better Than the Movie? No. The soundtrack rocks, but come on! It’s John Travolta and Bruce Willis at their best.
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|12-11-2006, 04:23 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2005
|12-11-2006, 07:31 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2004
I could've sworn we already had a thread like this. . .
off that album the only songs you really need to know about are:
Finding Myself by Smile Empty Soul
Still Running by Chevelle
Broken by Amy lee and Seether
Piece by Piece by Strata
Bound to Violence by Hatebreed
The Truth About Charlie
De Phazz - Jim The Jinn
Rachid Taha - Garab
Jean Marc Miro - La voix du vaurien
Angelique Kidjo - Les Enfants Perdus
The Soft Boys - Mr. Kennedy
Transglobal Underground - This Is The Army Of Forgotten Souls
Khaled - Ragda
Sparklehorse - It's A Wonderful Life
Gotan Project - Epoca
Manu Chao - Mentira
Asian Dub Foundation - Fortress Europe
Lhasa - De Cara A La Pared
The Feelies - Slow Down
Anna Karina - Sous Le Soleil Exactement
Backward Dog - Hey Natty (Day Monsters)
Ted Demme - Bigga Man
Rachel Portman - Truthful Moods
Charles Aznavour - Quand Tu M'Aimes
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
|12-11-2006, 07:33 PM||#7 (permalink)|
ashes against the grain
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: new hampsha
We went back there and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile. A pile of little arms. And I remember... I... I... I cried. I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out. I didn't know what I wanted to do. And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it. I never want to forget. And then I realized... like I was shot... like I was shot with a diamond... a diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought: My God... the genius of that.
|12-11-2006, 07:48 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
^Wow.........Ok now its war because you called a lot of my favorite bands **** and then you say that.
So here's to living life miserable.
And here's to all the lonely stories that I've told.
Maybe drinking wine will validate my sorrow.
Every man needs a muse and mine could be the bottle.
|12-11-2006, 07:50 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North Carolina
I mean srsly Jesus Lizard pwns.