Posts Tagged: The Year’s Best Film Scores

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

We’re not talking about the same films as everybody else, but for good reason; we’ve packed our slate with dark horse candidates.  So no Star Wars (too obvious), no Joker (the artist’s score for Chernobyl was better), no Ad Astra (not the composer’s best soundtrack), no Us (although

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

We’re not talking about the same films as everybody else, but for good reason; we’ve packed our slate with dark horse candidates.  So no Star Wars (too obvious), no Joker (the artist’s score for Chernobyl was better), no Ad Astra (not the composer’s best soundtrack), no Us (although

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

What makes a great film score?  There are many ways to answer this question, but on our site, there’s only one criterion: does the album stand on its own?  The best film scores, like the best ads, make us want

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

What makes a great film score?  There are many ways to answer this question, but on our site, there’s only one criterion: does the album stand on its own?  The best film scores, like the best ads, make us want

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

The mainstream and the avant-garde meet in the field of film scoring.  Even those who don’t follow instrumental music are likely to own a few soundtracks.  When movie scores break big, their themes are seared in the public’s ears.  Despite

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

The mainstream and the avant-garde meet in the field of film scoring.  Even those who don’t follow instrumental music are likely to own a few soundtracks.  When movie scores break big, their themes are seared in the public’s ears.  Despite

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Film Scores

With this feature, our film score picks graduate from a pre-awards article to a year-end list.  2016 has been an exemplary year for film scores, as many of our favorite artists have tried their hand at the cinematic genre and passed

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Film Scores

With this feature, our film score picks graduate from a pre-awards article to a year-end list.  2016 has been an exemplary year for film scores, as many of our favorite artists have tried their hand at the cinematic genre and passed