Here are 5 favorite soundtracks from 2015:
The soundtrack is by Dean Wareham and his wife and bandmate Britta Philips. Wareham is known for his 80's band Galaxie 500, and this soundtrack feels like a products of the 80's. It's a loving ode to 80's synthpop, and it's one of my favorites of the year.
- Mistress America
- Hooks & Ladders
- Do Everything (Soul Cycle)
Moody, atmospheric, tense, and beautiful is how I'd describe Josh Garland's directorial debut. The soundtrack provided by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow (and one track by CUTS) is very effective element of building that tense, atmospheric tone of the film.
- Bunsen Burner
Mad Max: Fury Road
No film score this year was as loud and epic as the one Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) created for the equally loud and epic "Mad Max: Fury Road."
- Brothers in Arms
- Spikey Cars
Michael Giacchino is one of the best film composers around. His work with Pixar has been particularly good. He's been pretty busy in 2015, providing the scores to "Jupiter Ascending," "Tomorrowland," "Jurassic World," and "Inside Out." The latter is likely the best of those films, and the best score.
- Bundle of Joy
- Nomanisone Island/National Movers
- Tears of Joy
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars is back, and one of the best things about Star Wars is the music. John Williams is one of the best of the best, and his work here is a reminder of how great it is to have Star Wars back in theaters (and actually be good too!).
- Main Title and The Attack on the Jakku Village
- Rey's Theme
- The Jedi Steps and Finale