So, last week marked the 10th anniversary of the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Not surprisingly they released a “Deluxe Edition” of that amazing soundtrack with 7 previously unreleased recordings. It got me thinking…. What are the top 5, best movie soundtracks of the last 20 years?? What do you think? Let us know!
Here’s what I got…
1. Forest Gump
-Is there really any question… CCR, Dylan, Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Doobies, Willie, Seger and more.
2.O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Deluxe Edition)
– I probably wouldn’t have ranked this so high before I moved to the south. It just screams Nashville! Thank you: Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, and most importantly the Coen Brothers.
3. Reservoir Dogs/ Pulp Fiction
-K Billy’s Super Sounds of the 60’s. Nuff Said. Pulp Fiction served us up some Kool & the Gang, Al Green, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield and more. I cheated here, but I think Tarentino would be cool with it.
– After taking a 2nd look at this track listing I think it should be ranked higher… Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill, The Isley Brothers, Bootsy Collins, Rick James, 2 Live Crew and more. “For most people, Friday’s just the day before the weekend. But after this Friday, the neighborhood’ll never be the same.” Amen Craig.
5. Dazed and Confused
– “Randle Pink Floyd” had a good mixed tape. Check it- Foghat, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, Ted Nugent, War, Skynyrd, Deep Purple, Kiss and Black Sabbath. “The bands keep getting older, but the records stay the same age…man”
Honorable Mentions: This Is Spinal Tap, High Fidelity, 8 Mile, Rushmore, Garden State, Natural Born Killers, Almost Famous
Agree? Disagree? Let us know.