Thursday, October 13, 2011

Soundtrack in Your Head


Today, some co-workers and I were discussing our favorite soundtracks. I discovered we each liked a wide variety of songs and soundtracks. And to my delight, I discovered that the Austin Public Library has just about every one we discussed. What's your favorite soundtrack? Is it available at the Austin Public Library? If not, let us know, we'll try to get it!

Amelie
Garden State
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Phantom of the Paradise
Pretty in Pink
Trainspotting

This is an interesting CD, The Hollywood sound: John Williams conducts the Academy Awards' best scores. It's a little old but has some great classic themes from winning soundtracks: Star Wars, Wizard of Oz, Jaws, and Lawrence of Arabia to name a few. Here's the list of all the winning (and nominated) original music scores from the Academy Awards. How many of your favorites won?

One of my favorite and "go-to" websites for music is allmusic.com. If I need to know where an artist is from, the discography of a band or similar genres, I hit up allmusic first. They've got a nice little list of soundtrack albums, songs, and artists.

I, for one, have always wished that I could have an accompanying soundtrack with whatever I do. Wouldn't that be neat? Do you have a soundtrack in your head accompanying your day? May this weekend be filled with your favorites.

2 comments:

La Princesse de Clèves said...

One of my favorites is "Jerry Maguire" - songs appear in the order you hear them in the movie.

Aleph said...

Frida the soundtrack of the movie by Elliot Goldenthal is amazing! Check it out! https://www.ci.austin.tx.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/5?searchdata1=028947415022