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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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Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

 


Buena Vista Social Club
Composer: Various Artists
Buena Vista was the breakout music doc of the decade and a story that ran and ran (and then ran a bit more) as a small, Cohiba-puffing corner of the musical world opened its borders to millions of new fans. It was the brainchild of Cuban guitarist Juan de Marcos González and Ry Cooder, an American guitarist and film scorer with a passion for roots and blues, who reunited Cuba’s venerable musical posse and turned them into Central America’s answer to the Blues Brothers. The 1997 album led to Wim Wenders’ 1999 documentary which led to a whole lot of love from the Rubén González, Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo, et al. Without them, it’s hard to imagine a Searching For Sugarman or even an Anvil! The Story Of Anvil.

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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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