Entertainment Weekly Lists the 25 Best Soundtracks from the Past 25 Years

     November 3, 2009


I’m no music expert what with their fancy degrees and ability to appreciate music beyond “This sounds good.”  But I do know lists and lists generate controversy and controversy equals traffic!  And with their patented “slideshow” format which creates more hits based on an itemized story, EW.com has a real racket going!

Well, we just listed it like normal people after the jump.  Take a look, see if you agree, and scream your disbelief at how a certain album you love wasn’t included.  Also, remember that this is a list of soundtracks which are usually a collection of songs used in a movie as opposed to a score which is usually the instrumental accompaniment to the film created by a single composer (although there are obviously scores created by more than one composer).

If you want to click through the list like a chump, click here. It would have some value if they included just a small paragraph about why they chose each soundtrack for the list.

25. Buena Vista Social Club (1997)

24. Grace of My Heart (1996)

23. Almost Famous (2000)

22. Magnolia (1999)

21. Juno (2008)

20. The Moderns (1988)

19. Repo Man (1984)

18. Pretty in Pink (1986)

17. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

16. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

15. Good Will Hunting (1997)

14. Waiting to Exhale (1995)

13. Singles (1992)

12. Trainspotting (1996)

11. Footloose (1984)

10. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

9. Judgment Night (1993)

8. South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (1999)

7. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

6. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

5. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

4. Do the Right Thing (1989)

3. Once (2007)

2. Rushmore (1998)

1. Purple Rain (1984)



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