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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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Pulp Fiction
Composer: Various Artists
Quentin Tarantino’s bulging pop-culture-obsessed brain puts as much thought into what we hear in his movies as what we see. Every selection is carefully considered and the result – while sometimes oddly blended – is always memorable. Eschewing a more traditional score, just as he did with Reservoir Dogs, he kicked things off with Dick Dale’s Misirlou, chosen, the director says, because “it just seems like rock 'n' roll Ennio Morricone, rock 'n' roll spaghetti Western music." The cool album to be played in university dorms and coffee shops, it dug out tracks such as Chuck Berry’s You Never Can Tell (used for the iconic John Travolta/Uma Thurman dance) and gave them vibrant new life.

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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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