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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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The Commitments (1991)

 


The Commitments
Composer: Various Artists
“Soul is the music people understand,” says Robert Arkins’ wannabe manager Jimmy Rabbitte early in Alan Parker’s film. “Sure it’s basic and it’s simple. But it’s something else ’cause, ’cause, ’cause it’s honest, that’s it. It’s honest. There’s no fuckin’ bullshit.” There’s no bullshit on the soundtrack either, which became a huge hit and, unusually features the actual cast performing covers of hits such as Mustang Sally, Chain Of Fools and The Dark End Of The Street. Made up of jobbing musicians (including Andrea Corr and future Once star Glen Hansard), the band went on to record two albums from the film’s music and were in almost every CD collection in the early 1990s.

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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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