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Best Soundtracks of 2012 (part one)

20 December 2012 8:27 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Django Unchained

Traditionally, Quentin Tarantino’s films recycle older pop tunes and soundtrack snippets, helping to build up his image as a sort of “cultural DJ” as opposed to a traditonal filmmaker. Django Unchained might signal a change in approach  Favoring a style-hopping mixtape feel that careens from country to gangsta rap, the Django soundtrack also features several original contributions from the likes of Ennio Morricone (who contributes some brief original themes), John Legend, and Rick Ross, as well as a (slightly superfluous) James Brown/2Pac mashup. It’s a melting-pot approach that complements Tarantino’s cinematic style perfectly.

Listen to the full soundtrack here.


Man With The Iron Fists

By most accounts, Gza’s directorial debut was a bit of a mess, but the expertly arranged soundtrack was just as solid as anyone could have hoped. From killer Wu posse cuts to a mini-Blackroc reunion courtesy of The Black Keys to well-placed soul tunes, »

- Ricky

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2 Disc 'Eastbound & Down' Soundtrack On The Way Featuring Black Keys, The Stooges, MC5, Kenny Rogers & More

27 March 2012 7:56 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, Kenny fucking Powers will be pitching his last innings in "Eastbound & Down" as the show winds up its third and final season with a only a few more episodes to go. But you'll still have the opportunity to keep that good time feeling going all summer long.

Fat Possum Records is set to drop a nice two-disc soundtrack to the series, featuring a handful of songs played through the show's twenty-one episodes. No surprise, this one is heavy on the rock 'n roll with tracks from folks like The Black Keys, The Stooges, MC5, The Animals, Ram Jam and more. There is a bit of country lovin' with Kenny Rogers and Lee Hazelwood, some hip hop with Too Short and 'Lil Wyte and even an obscure R&B tune by Brenton Wood.

Finer retails will carry the collection on April 24th. Full tracklist below. [Prefix]

"Eastbound & Down" Soundtrack Tracklist

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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