I love movies. I probably see 40 a year at the movies. I love music. I own hundreds of CDs and used to do live and studio mixing for bands. But until last weekend I owned no movie music even though I often notice how cool the soundtrack is while watching a movie.
I saw The Adjustment Bureau and while I quite liked the movie I adored the soundtrack. I could tell it was Thomas Newman because I’ve seen plenty of stuff he has scored and there were echoes of all of them. But I kept hearing things that made me think, “what is that?” While watching a movie you can’t close your eyes and wallow in the sounds so later I got the CD.
Ever since I have been cranking it out really loud through my headphones and marveling at how clever it is. Amazing percussion arrangements and because it a movie soundtrack some musical ideas are only 30 seconds long. No need to make it 3 verses with chorus and a middle 8.
So obviously I have missed lots of good stuff over the years and I bow to the collective Doper wisdom - what do I need to listen to?