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The 20 Soundtracks That Defined The 1990s
The first rule of defining the greatest soundtracks of the 90s...

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Romeo + Juliet – Craig Armstrong And Various Artists (1997)

 


Romeo + Juliet
Composer: Craig Armstrong And Various Artists
Well, it was one way to bring Shakespeare to The Kids: update Romeo And Juliet with guns and Leonardo DiCaprio, then accompany the Bard’s words with tunes by Garbage, The Cardigans, Radiohead and The Butthole Surfers. Baz Lurhmann’s bold take was so richly wreathed in contemporary music its soundtrack was released in two volumes. The first covered off the popular songs, the second focused on Craig Armstrong, Nellee Hooper and Marius de Vries’ superb orchestral/electronica-blending score, exemplified by new wedding-favourite Kissing You (Love Theme From Romeo + Juliet). Volume One went triple-platinum in the US, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard chard. As we said: one way to bring Shakespeare to The Kids...

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21 Yes, but...
These aren't designed as 'Greatest-of' lists or even compendiums of the scores we love the most. Without being all highfaluting, the aim is to try to capture a moment in time - in movies and popular culture - and like them or not, The Bodyguard and Titanic soundtracks were HUGE. They sold more than 70m copies between them, dominated radio playlists and came attached to two huge hits. More

Posted by Phil de Semlyen on Monday May 13, 2013, 13:42

22 What a predictably boring selection for the 90's!
You left out some of the best soundtracks: Léon; The Straight Story; Se7en; The Thin Red Line; Grosse Pointe Blank; Cruel Intensions; Human Traffic; The Virgin Suicides; Kikujiro and instead you include Bodyguard and Titanic!? More

Posted by The_Ravenking on Monday May 13, 2013, 12:20

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