Sounds are the unheralded heroes of movies. They flutter into your eardrums without you even realizing it, and become as crucial a part of the experience as anything else. And nowhere is that truer than in Star Wars, where the sound department has to create sounds for things we’ve never seen before.
A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay has unveiled the new songs for her upcoming Disney film, which sees groundbreaking female artists like Sia and, yes, the glorious Sade taking center stage right alongside main character Meg Murry.
All hail the king. Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment have released the album they cultivated and produced for Black Panther, and it’s about to become your regular playlist for the next week, and then some.
Black Panther might not hit theaters until February 16, but fans eager for an early visit to Wakanda can soon check out the much-anticipated Kendrick Lamar-produced soundtrack album, which features some equally impressive artists.
Last weekend, while driving my kid to swim class, I was nodding my head along to the bassline of a song playing in the car. “Do you like this song, Daddy?” my daughter asked. My answer was yes. Yes, I like that one song from the My Little Pony: The Movie soundtrack.
Monsters, scares, and gore can only take a horror movie so far. Sound and music are also essential—which is why this brand new box set of the scores to the Nightmare on Elm Street films is such a perfect idea.
Get ready for your collective nostalgia monocles to pop, because the soundtrack for the new Beauty and the Beast is finally here.
As excitement for the Showtime Twin Peaks revival builds, there’s no better time to revisit David Lynch’s cinematic prequel to the series, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Specifically, the 25-year-old cult classic’s spooky Angelo Badalamenti score, which is getting a stylishly packaged and fully remastered re-release.
Marvel’s Netflix series Luke Cage has barely been out a week, but already everyone is talking about it. Among those topics is the show’s incredible soundtrack, featuring spaghetti-western influenced hip-hop beats by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Now, you can get that music in an amazing vinyl release.
It’s not as simple as just playing sad music over sad scenes. No, Pixar plays with our emotions through music, sending out contrasting messages through what we see and what we hear to tear at our feelings even more. Which means, mixing happy music over sad scenes is how Pixar really gets us.
The first Martian marathon was no easy trek: the Opportunity rover had to struggle through smooth, soft sand and clamber over sharp rocks. This is the sounds of the terrain it covered in its 11-year journey exploring the red planet.
Hozier has been on my musical radar ever since Take Me To Church came out — by which I mean that one song has been saved on my phone since then. But it was only this week that I started discovering how fantastic his lesser-known stuff is.
Super Bowl commercials! All the blogs are doing it, including Gizmodo blogging editor Eric Limer's own Blogtown USA. You don't even need millions of dollars, all you need is this beautiful, rights-free track by The 126ers. Make sure to watch all the way to the end—the most important notes are the ones you don't hear.
There's a lot of good, scientific, fact-based arguments you could use to persuade someone that The Who is Britain's greatest gift to music. Or, you could sit them down with a beer and their 50-year-old original singles, and make your job a damn sight easier.
It's hard to imagine that 2001: A Space Odyssey would have its incredible cinematic impact without that classical soundtrack. But director Stanley Kubrick originally hired a composer to score the film, only to abandon the score in postproduction.
Did you listen to the Serial finale yet? Good for you, now please don't tell me what happens. Instead, you should listen to this Notorious B.I.G. remix featuring the Serial theme. Fafu, the New York-based producer behind this little work of genius, even made it downloadable so you can listen to it on the go—just…
T-Pain premiered this song over at the Fader yesterday. He says its one of 127 songs he already has recorded off his forthcoming album, and it's an autotune-free, heartfelt beauty.
Casimir Pulaski is a big deal in the Midwest. In Chicago, the Polish-nobleman-turned-Revolutionary-War-hero's birthday is still widely celebrated; he has parks, streets, and schools named after him, and Obama made him an honorary citizen in 2009. His name has also been commemorated in song on more than one…
It's October 31st. You're stranded on a ~haunted~ desert island. The evil powers that be have stipulated that you must listen—and sing along!—to one Halloweenie song for the entire 24 hours, and then a helicopter full of pizza and beer and candy will come rescue you. What tune do you choose??