Guide Picks - Top Indie Film Soundtracks
No independent film can be truly hip and achieve cult status without a happening
soundtrack. Where would Jim Jarmusch be without Screaming Jay Hawkins and
John Lurie? With this list of top ten indie soundtracks, you, too, can be
too cool for school. The ultimate mix is waiting for you.
This soundtrack has it all: Cat Stevens, Django Reinhardt, and Mick Jagger.
An eclectic mix and it works.
John Lurie does the score. Screaming Jay Hawkins sings the songs. You can't
Steve Buscemi searched far and wide for the perfect blues albums in "Ghost
World." It seems like cheating to buy the CD, but go ahead. That's
what soundtracks are for.
and the Angry Inch|
This music rocks and tells a story, too. I walked out the theater thinking,
I need to own this music. John Cameron Mitchell sings Stephen Trask's songs,
successfully adapted from the Off-Broadway show.
I got this soundtrack for free at a press roundtable, and love it, love
it. Michael Penn's score is beautiful, Marlene Dietrich's song hilarious,
and the techno makes you yearn for a great swimming pool and dancing with
David Lynch's neo-noir's set is set in the underside of Los Angeles, and
the soundtrack by Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch sets the mood. A mix
of cheesey pop songs, bluesy numbers, and three tracks of the director's
in the Dark|
What would this film have been without the music? Pure torture. Bjork wrote
and sang the songs that could make even the death penalty engaging. The
CD clocks in at a short, emotional thirty-two minutes.
Christopher Nolan's thriller about memory loss is super-stylized and so
is the soundtrack, featuring tracks by Roni Size, Groove Armada, Radiohead,
Bjork, Tricky, Peace Orchestra, Paul Oakenfold and Delerium.
Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Pulp. It's a hipster must own.
You don't even have to watch the vomit and needle scenes to get the grooves.
Brother, Where Art Thou|
The soundtrack for this Coen Brother's Depression-era film got more raves
than the movie itself. The best of country, blues, bluegrass, folk, and
gospel music is gathered on one precious disc.