The Best Movie Soundtracks—From the Past Four Decades
A killer movie soundtrack wields the power to transport to a place and time—not to mention, catapult a film from good to great. In an effort to keep this list manageable, we worked within the parameters of the last four decades.
John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd sing the Blues. Plus, hits from Aretha Franklin and James Brown to name a few.
All Prince, all the time.
Content very much explicit (but so good).
Iggy Pop, Blur, Underworld–it’s the best of 90’s punk/britpop all in one place.
As relevant now as it was 20 years ago. Yes, that was 20 years ago.
Because David Lynch and Trent Reznor are a match made in noir heaven.
Just try not to sing along.
Produced by T-Bone Burnett. ‘Nuff said.
The record responsible for taking indie music mainstream.
Original score by French duo, Air.
An addictive compilation of Bollywood pop.
Karen O and The Kids did a beautiful job bringing the beloved book to life.
We kind of twisted GP’s arm to let us add this one to the list.
There’s a dreamy ’80s vibe to the whole thing that really works.
This is what the perfect mix tape sounds like.
On repeat all of 2013 (and 2014…and 2015 for that matter).
Original songs performed by Oscar Isaac himself, and a few by Justin Timberlake, too.