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After Gravity blew your eardrums out of the airlock in 2013 with its seamless mix of sound effects and music, it was hard to imagine a film wowing just as much the year after, but 2014 was a year in which movie soundtracks became, if anything, even more intricate, from films about the nature of being a musician to those that replicated the noise of human existence for alien senses.
Before 2014 becomes a distant ringing in the ears, here are the top 14 movie soundtracks of the year.
Once you've heard Mica Levi's soundtrack to Under the Skin, everything else sounds both disappointing and even more exciting. I say 'soundtrack' because, like the best movies, Jonathan Glazer's sci-fi understands that sound and music are two halves of the same hastily-conceived metaphor. »
Academy Awards for music have gone to some edgy and interesting performers in recent years, Trent Reznor and Eminem among them. But it’s hard to imagine that voters could do anything much cooler than nominating Patti Smith, the high priestess of punk rock and a singer, songwriter, poet and writer who has been doing challenging, provocative and beautiful work for more than 40 years.
“You have a sense of the future, »
- Steve Pond
2 items from 2015
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