A soundtrack can make or break a movie in the same way that acting, a script, or the production style can. What I love about movie scores is that they tell a story in a different way than most other music does. I’ve been collecting soundtracks for years, and it’s a hobby I recommend to any music lover. Here’s a list of my favorite scores, soundtracks, and singles. It is by no means comprehensive, but I think there’s something here for everyone.
Atonement | Dario Marianelli
If you’re the type to cry when listening to emotional music, then you’ll be sobbing by the end of this one. “Briony,” the opening track, sets the stage for the suspense to come, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s rendition of “Clair de Lune” wraps the whole thing up beautifully. “Elegy for Dunkirk” and “Atonement” are hauntingly melancholic.
The Bourne Supremacy | John Powell
The scores of the first two Bourne movies are both great, but what sets The Bourne Supremacy apart are quiet, emotional songs like “Funeral Pyre,” “New Memories,” and “Atonement,” and techno tunes like “Gathering Data” and “Nach Deutschland.” Two of my other favorites are “Goa,” the opening track, and “Bim Bam Smash,” which plays during the chase scene.