This is a Plinky post. However, Plinky is apparently having issues so I’m crossposting it directly, here.
The prompt was to name a great movie soundtrack. I’m going to be generous and name two, because I’m old school and what constitutes as a soundtrack these days is definitely not the same as it was when I was younger.
Nowadays a soundtrack is usually a bunch of previously released songs thrown together. If the company responsible for the movie is willing to flip the bill we are treated to the original tunes. If not we get to hear our favorites, rerecorded by unheard of artists. Blech!
In this category I would give props to “Grown Ups”, primarily because it’s chock full of Geils, but also has a lot of other tunes I grew up with – and almost all by the original artists.
But, like I said, I’m old school. To me a true soundtrack is a collection of songs, or a score written specifically for the movie. My son loves the score to “Tron: Legacy”. I will admit it’s one of the rare true soundtracks I’ve heard recently and I do like it, but the soundtrack to “The Sting” is the one that will always have a place in my heart.