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KIDS. Yes, the movie. |90s Soundtracks!|

AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
edited November 2011 in Social Entropy++

So, the 1990s were an especially rad time for film soundtracks. No, not film scores. Get that shit out of here. You had movies angling to use popular music in a capacity even more expansive than 1980s movies, and you had people betting entire careers on corralling angsty 90s musicians and breaking new talent and treating soundtracks as a fucking curatorial experience.

Whether documenting a place and time or attempting to market a new one.

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Recontextualizing classics sometimes worked well.

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Some captured a modern struggle.

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Some gambled on a future that thankfully never was, because synthesizers don't sound nearly as shit anymore.

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And then some really just make me want to die.
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So what are the best 90s soundtracks? What were the most disappointing? Which ones does nobody fucking remember?

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Singles has the best soundtrack of any movie ever.

    edit: Was Anderson Movies have good soundtracks too

    Kids (the movie) sucked so bad I can't say anything about the soundtrack.

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    Hey now

    I liked the Batman Forever soundtrack

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    LTMLTM Bikes and BeardsRegistered User regular
    How do you leave out High Fidelity and Empire Records from a soundtracks thread?

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    LTM wrote:
    How do you leave out High Fidelity and Empire Records from a soundtracks thread?

    Two additional great ones

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    The Crow had the best 90s movie soundtrack

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    AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote:
    Kids (the movie) sucked so bad I can't say anything about the soundtrack.

    Oh yeah, lots of terrible movies had rad soundtracks. Fuck the movies.
    LTM wrote:
    How do you leave out High Fidelity and Empire Records from a soundtracks thread?

    High Fidelity wasn't 90s. I almost put Empire Records and Space Jam in that gif.

    And the OP isn't supposed to be all inclusive. You're supposed to make posts.

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    LTMLTM Bikes and BeardsRegistered User regular
    Xaquin wrote:
    Kids (the movie) sucked so bad I can't say anything about the soundtrack.

    Oh yeah, lots of terrible movies had rad soundtracks. Fuck the movies.
    LTM wrote:
    How do you leave out High Fidelity and Empire Records from a soundtracks thread?

    High Fidelity wasn't 90s. I almost put Empire Records and Space Jam in that gif.

    And the OP isn't supposed to be all inclusive. You're supposed to make posts.

    This is where we quibble over what decade 2000 is technically in and both look like pedantic dickheads.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Hey, I kind of like the Judgement Night Soundtrack

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    I love So I Married and Axe Murderer and I don't remember the soundtrack being bad!

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Butters wrote:
    I love So I Married and Axe Murderer and I don't remember the soundtrack being bad!

    The movie was awesome, but the soundtrack wasn't all that great .... two different versions of 'There She Goes' and Mike Myers reading goofy poetry

    edit: Reservoir Dogs had a fantastic soundtrack

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    I thought it just had the one version of there she goes. There was only one in the movie

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    the best movie soundtracks are 10 Things I Hate About You and Clueless and Josie & The Pussycats

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Butters wrote:
    I thought it just had the one version of there she goes. There was only one in the movie

    I'm not sure .... I just looked it up on amazon and wasn't impressed. Great movie though.

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    Airking850Airking850 Ottawa, ONRegistered User regular
    Whoa wait what movie has Good Morning, Captain in its soundtrack

    Spiderland is pretty much the best album ever

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    AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    Airking850 wrote:
    Whoa wait what movie has Good Morning, Captain in its soundtrack

    Spiderland is pretty much the best album ever

    The, uh, the one in the thread title.

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    AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    And yeah, Spiderland rules.

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    Airking850Airking850 Ottawa, ONRegistered User regular
    edited November 2011
    I checked IMDB and the song wasn't listed. Due diligence!

    Anyone who likes Spiderland should get their hands on Rockets Red Glare's self-titled LP. The two albums are excellent for all the same reasons.

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    how anybody can hate space jam is beyond me

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    Airking850Airking850 Ottawa, ONRegistered User regular
    Maybe they're really serious about basketball, and hate seeing it portrayed so ludicrously.

    Maybe they're extremely racist.

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    A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Grosse Point Blank had a good soundtrack. Actually it had two.

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