Best and Worst Movie Soundtracks

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  1. PyroChamber Not lactose, it's milk!

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    what do you think are some of the best and worst? Not necessarily the movie score soundtracks but like the ones that have songs done by musicians and usually have nothing to do with the movie.
     
  2. ToddIsDead Registered

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    The soundtrack for Batman could go either way for me, depending on how I'm feeling at a specific moment.

    I liked the Freddy vs. Jason soundtrack, but that music is definitely not for everyone.
     
  3. Sundancer Cynicist

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    The Mortal Kombat soundtracks are very good, (even Annihilation) akin to the Matrix, as are any of the Crow soundtracks (minus the 4th movie, haven't heard that one).

    I say these three franchises have the best for that type of music--techno, DJ, alternative rock
     
  4. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Best: To Kill A Mockingbird, The Big Chill, Mr. Holland's Opus
     
  5. Rob H Kittens

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    Mr. Holland's Opus was definitely a good one along with Forest Gump and a heap of other films based in that era.

    Fight Club has a great soundtrack. Mainly by the Dust Brothers plus one Pixies song.

    Oh Brother Where Art Thou has a fantastic soundtrack.
     
  6. ToddIsDead Registered

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    Another great one: Goodfellas

    And the Devil's Rejects is maybe my favorite. It's all classic rock/country.
     
  7. Rob H Kittens

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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly has a kick arse OST.
     
  8. Octoberist point blank

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    Empire Strikes Back (I chose this over the first one because of the Empiral March Theme)

    The Godfather

    Army of Darkness (Surprisingly good!)

    To Kill a Mockingbird (very touching)

    Braveheart

    Lord of the Rings

    Fight Club
     
  9. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    My favorite score in terms of original instrumental pieces is a tie between Aliens and Tim Burton's two Batman flicks. Both capture the films' feel quite well.

    The best soundtrack for me in terms of contemporary pop music is by far Almost Famous. Zeppelin, Simon & Garfunkel The Who, The Beach Boys, Joni Mithcell, Sabbath, Elton John and so many other great bands all on one soundtrack. Too bad the cd didn't even manage to include half of the songs. Fast Times At Ridgemont High also had some great tunes.

    (As you can see, I'm a huge Cameron Crowe fan).

    As for worst, pretty much any teen comedy today has a pitiful soundtrack.
     
  10. Armand Z Trip Recalcitrant

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    Favourite soundtracks are - Matrix Trilogy, Daredevil, Elektra, The Punisher, It's All Gone Pete Tong, The Hunger, Ghost Dog, The Return of the King, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Amadeus, 1969, Go, Highschool High, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Swordfish, Rock and Roll Highschool, Attack of the Clones
     
  11. Sundancer Cynicist

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    :confused:

    Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, but no Kill Bill?
     
  12. Kroc1138 Registered

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    Best Films scores:
    Anything By John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and Alan Silvestri

    Best Soundtracks: I will say that Most soundtracks got bad towards the end of the 90's. But to List Some that I like:

    Highlander
    Some Songs off Interview with the Vampire
    Batman
    Satuday Night Fever

    The Worst: Not a huge Hans Zimmer fan.
    Batman Begins
    X2 score
    Fantastic 4
    Pirates of the Carribbean
     
  13. Wilhelm-Scream Registered

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    I'd like to pound him with my fists. I hate his work and my room mate is a movie score freak and gets the magazine and I read interviews with him and I hate him as a person also. Makes me sick.

    But this isn't scores, it's soundtracks with songs, so...

    Best

    The Devil's Rejects
    Goodfellas
    Casino
    Dawn of the Dead (original)
    Predator 2
    Very Bad Things
    Frequency
    Velvet Goldmine
    Flash Gordon
    Almost Famous

    Worst

    Any teen comedy
    Sadly, all superhero movies. I can not believe the s*** they stick on those. :o
     
  14. Tsunulia Queen of the Kitties

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    Best

    The Saint
    Resident Evil

    Worst

    X2
     
  15. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    Goodfellas has a kickass soundtrack.
     
  16. Flexo Registered

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    I'll back that up.
     
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    Suspiria has an amazing soundtrack

    ones that aren't just scores but actual bands that i remember liking are
    singles
    repo man
    the crow

    can't really think of any more but i'm sure there's lots
     
  18. Evil Dead 13 Registered

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    I dig pretty much anything by Danny Elfman. I think him a genius, really. My favorites are: Edward Scissorhands, BeetleJuice, Darkman, The Nightmare Before Christmas (in which he also sings for Jack Skellington), and the themes to Spider-man, Nightbreed, and Batman/Batman Returns.

    I don't care for any "soundtrack" that is nothing but random songs by various artists--especially when they have absolutely nothing to do with the movie. If the songs are in the movie and/or vital to the movie, I get it. Otherwise it just seems like too much of a stretch.
     
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    the big lebowksi, thomas crown affair and meet joe black.

    the kill bill ones are a lil overrated...

    mask of the phantasm goes without saying.

    requiem for a dream should also have a decent one once i get my hands on it.
     
  20. Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    Best: Goodfellas
     
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    I see your point, but don't you find him typecast? Most of those examples feature little differentiation.

    This was proven to be a problem when Raimi asked him to do something "a little less Danny Elfman" for Spidey2. That, I believe is what caused the friction between the two, and why Elfman won't do Spidey3. This was also a criticism during a few Spidey1 reviews, as they said he had no distinct theme a la Supes or Bats.

    I'd go with Williams anyday. I also love the Romeo+Juliet Soundtrack, that totally gets what the film is about.
     
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    i can't believe i forgot the top gun album, what an idiot i am...

    i love all those songs...
     
  23. ToddIsDead Registered

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    Donnie Darko has a pretty damn good soundtrack too.
     
  24. A.J.Rimmer(BSC) Registered

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    I'm afraid to admit I liked Dardevil's music......

    ...sorry
     
  25. Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    Best OST
    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    The Long Good Friday
    The Usual Suspects
    Fight Club
    White Heat
    Sleepy Hollow

    others:
    O Brother where art thou?
    Casino (The music is almost non-stop)
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Snatch
    Layer Cake

    Dirty Harry and Get Carter both have a great (very 70's) soundtrack. Especially the latter. A true example of ''less is more.''
     

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