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Poll: Best Film Score by a Popular Music Artist

This is a list of music scores for films composed by popular music artists rather than classically-trained composers. Which is your favorite music score? Discuss at the Poll Suggestion Board

Note: Soundtracks, classical music composers, and popular music artists/performers who have transitioned into full-time scoring are not eligible for inclusion.

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    Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

    Score by Junkie XL
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    Ex Machina (2014)

    Score by Geoff Barrow (Portishead) & Ben Salisbury
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    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

    Score by Antonio Sanchez
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    Her (2013)

    Score by Win Butler (Arcade Fire) & Owen Pallett
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    Oblivion (2013)

    Score by M83
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    All Is Lost (2013)

    Score by Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)
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    Under the Skin (2013)

    Score by Mica Levi (Micachu & The Shapes)
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    Hanna (2011)

    Score by The Chemical Brothers
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    The Social Network (2010)

    Score by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) & Atticus Ross
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    Tron (2010)

    Score by Daft Punk
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    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

    Score by Nigel Godrich (Atoms for Peace)
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    Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

    Score by Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) & Carter Burwell
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    There Will Be Blood (2007)

    Score by Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)
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    Into the Wild (2007)

    Score by Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
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    The Jacket (2005)

    Score by Brian Eno (Roxy Music, Passengers, David Byrne)
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    Friday Night Lights (2004)

    Score by Explosions in the Sky
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    Alfie (2004)

    Score by Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) & David A. Stewart (Eurythmics)
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    Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

    Score by RZA (Wu-Tang Clan)
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    The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

    Score by Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo)
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    Dancer in the Dark (2000)

    Score by Bjork
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    The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)

    Score by Bono (U2), Brian Eno, Nicolas Klein & Jon Hassell
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    Under Suspicion (2000)

    Score by BT
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    Fight Club (1999)

    Score by The Dust Brothers
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    Boogie Nights (1997)

    Score by Michael Penn
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    Dead Man (1995)

    Score by Neil Young (Crosby Stills Nash & Young)
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    Harlem Nights (1989)

    Score by Herbie Hancock
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    The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

    Score by Peter Gabriel (Genesis)
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    The Last Emperor (1987)

    Score by David Byrne (Talking Heads) with Ryuichi Sakamoto & Cong Su
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    Lethal Weapon (1987)

    Score by Eric Clapton (Cream, Yardbirds, Derek & The Dominos), David Sanborn & Michael Kamen
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    The Princess Bride (1987)

    Score by Mike Knopfler (Dire Straits)
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    Death Wish II (1982)

    Score by Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
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    Flash Gordon (1980)

    Score by Queen
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    Super Fly (1972)

    Score by Curtis Mayfield
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    Shaft (1971)

    Score by Isaac Hayes
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    The Family Way (1966)

    Score by Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings)

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