The soundtrack to Thor: Ragnarok has hit streaming sites a week before the release of the film, and it’s worth a listen. Time to get into a cosmic end-of-the-world state of mind.
Video games like Super Mario Bros. and Tetris included some of the most catchy background music ever put on a cartridge. But would you recognize those same classic video game themes played backwards? An artist created an album featuring four memorable game themes performed in reverse, and we can’t stop listening to…
Stranger Things already has multiple soundtrack albums pressed on fancy colored vinyl, packaged with all the extras you’d expect. But if you’re looking to experience the sounds of the Netflix hit via a slightly more nostalgic and obscure format, a cassette version will soon be available too.
Pretty much every one of your favorite movies has great music in it. Whether that’s a perfectly composed score or expertly chosen song, music can make a movie. Today, we’re getting our first listen to the music from next month’s Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and it’s just as epic as…
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.
Got room in your vinyl crate for yet another re-issue of John Williams’ Star Wars: A New Hope soundtrack? Of course you do. Because this time around the Imperial March and other memorable tracks are available on a pair of double-sided picture disc-pressed vinyl records.
It’s a holiday weekend in the US and maybe you’re looking to see a movie. There are a lot of options, but one that you probably aren’t considering, and should, is Swiss Army Man. It’s crazy, weird, and awesome. Then, after you see it, you may want the soundtrack. If that happens, oh wow, are you in luck.
Given the resurgence in the popularity of records, Disney didn’t really have to do much to sell copies of The Force Awakens soundtrack now that it’s finally available on vinyl, months after the film’s release. But if you still need a reason to drop $50 on another copy, the records feature 3D holograms etched right…
In this cool video interview, Deadpool’s soudtrack composer Tom Holkenborg explains he had a very specific vision for the film’s score: use the glorious sounds of the synth to give Ryan Reynolds’ wise-ass character an ‘80s revival canvas on which to paint his mayhem.
Few would argue with the fact that Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is the best film in the Trek franchise. It’s got action, suspense, huge twists, an amazing villain, and perhaps most importantly for the matter at hand, an iconic score by the late, great James Horner.
John Carpenter is famed for directing genre classics like Halloween, They Live, and Escape From New York, but the synth-y scores he's crafted have earned their own cult following. He recently released Lost Themes — instrumentals for imaginary features — and we've got the music video premiere for "Night"!
It's unusual for old movies to get a brand new soundtrack, years after their release. The only example I can think of offhand is Metropolis, which got Freddy Mercury and Giorgio Moroder tunes. But over at The Stranger, there are some fascinating suggestions for present-day artists who should score classic SF films.
The last thing you might expect to hear on an early 20th century period medical drama about corpse-stealing ambulances and childbirth gone horribly wrong is electronic music. The show in question, The Knick—or Steven Soderbergh and Clive Owen's Mad Men but with doctors—is by most accounts all right. The music is…
Books have typically missed out on getting the soundtrack treatment that movies have. But more books than ever are getting their own soundtracks now, and that's a good thing.
Does your favorite novel have a secret soundtrack, a series of songs that the author listened to (or thought about the novel's characters listening to) while they were writing?
We can't stop listening to the incredibly badass Pacific Rim soundtrack. But there are so many great movie soundtracks in science fiction and fantasy, that can psyche you up to deal with the awfulness of Monday and stir your soul to greatness. What's the movie score that you want to have as the soundtrack to your life?
The Battlestar Galactica web series Blood and Chrome finally aired on the Syfy Channel yesterday, but the franchise isn't quite finished yet — at least if you're interested in hearing composer Bear McCreary explain how he made the prequel series' fantastic score in this vlog. It's actually a fascinating look at the…
We're on the penultimate day of our countdown of the 100 albums every science fiction and fantasy fan must experience once in this lifetime. Or particular corner of the multiverse. Whatever! What tunes are lined up for this beautiful Friday? We've got devil horns, lightcycles, the pharaoh master of jazz, and John…