Soundtrack Mayhem and Giveaway!
by Alex Billington
November 21, 2006
Who doesn't love the music in a film? It's the wonderful accompaniment to an epic or comedic masterpiece that sets the mood and drives the story. And it's just that time of year where the soundtracks for some movies coming out are purely brilliant. Even the industry has taken note to how the soundtrack realm is evolving. What the article does state is that it's getting tougher, because less people are buying soundtracks, and that's a shame.
I'm not sure how many others out there are huge fans of soundtracks like I am, but when I see a movie and am drawn in by the musical experience, I love listening to those songs afterwards over and over. That's why soundtracks are an integral part of a movie, because it allows you to relive some of that experience of the movie whenever you want. You can't watch your favorite 15-minute scene from a movie that just came out anywhere, because that's what you have to go see it for. But you can listen to the score that was behind that 15-minute scene in its entirety right away.
We're taking a look at some of the better soundtracks currently out now - including giving a few copies of each away to some lucky readers! So check out some of the best soundtracks both currently available and coming soon - and perhaps win a copy of one! I don't write about this often, I've just been so astounded by them recently that I've been compelled to tell all of you about them.
Giveaway Entries Note: You can enter for any soundtrack you are interested in, however you can only win once. So if you win for one, you cannot win for another.
An incredible sampling of some of worldly songs that span all the cultures that the film presents. Features some great club tracks, Mexican up-beat songs, tribal songs, and moody scores created by the wonderful Gustavo Santaolalla and Ryuichi Sakamoto. The medley of up-beat sounds and yet the subtle and beautiful selection that's on this makes it one of the best soundtrack compilations that goes beyond just a score. I definitely suggest checking this soundtrack out!
Giveaway: We have 3 copies of this wonderful Babel soundtrack to give out. Just send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address and the name of the soundtrack to be entered in the giveaway! Winners will be randomly chosen from the accepted entries.
Hands down one of the most beautiful and moving film scores I've heard all year. I haven't been this mesmerized by a soundtrack since 2003's Lord of the Rings: Return of the King score. You must have seen the film to really understand and visualize the imagery that goes along with each song. What Clint Mansell captures in his melodies is as beautiful as the imagery and storytelling that director Darren Aronofsky captures on screen.
Although this seems more like an album than a soundtrack, it's the songs taken from their musical comedy that is opening in theaters this week. In combination with the film, it's one of the most rocking and badass soundtracks ever. In the song "Beelzeboss," Jack Black and Kyle Gass play what is literally the greatest song in the world. An excellent follow-up to their original album from 2001 and a constant rocker from its very start with "Kickapoo" to its finish with "The Metal." Once you catch the movie you will be listening to this non-stop.
Giveaway: We have 1 copy of this rockin' Tenacious D soundtrack to give out. Just send us an e-mail to email@example.com with your name and address and the name of the soundtrack to be entered in the giveaway! Winners will be randomly chosen from the accepted entries.
The 80's definitely do rock! Although the film itself isn't the greatest this year, the accompanying soundtrack really evokes some memories as it dwells back on plenty of awesome 80's classics. Also mixed within are some of the performances the boys have put together in their music class and just for fun, all performed exquisitely. It's worth picking up even if you haven't seen the movie. Spanning from New Order's "Blue Monday" to Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cure, and even The Pretenders "2000 Miles." It's not often a compilation of this many greats comes along!
Giveaway: We have 2 copies of the History Boys soundtrack to give out. Just send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address and the name of the soundtrack to be entered in the giveaway! Winners will be randomly chosen from the accepted entries.
A compilation soundtrack worthy of being titled along with one of the greatest movies of the year. An awesome selection of tracks to get you "pumped up" for some mob killings or just to get excited for a day's work. Includes great classic rock bands like The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers Band, and the unofficial theme song for The Departed, "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" by Dropkick Murphys. Whether or not you liked the score in The Departed, or whether or not you even saw it, you need to check out this incredible compilation soundtrack!
[tags]The Fountain, Pick of Destiny, The Departed[/tags]