As 2014 comes to a close, lets take a look at some of my favourite soundtracks from this year’s movies.
1. Interstellar – Hans Zimmer
Interstellar didn’t invoke the same awe and wonder of space for me when compared to Gravity. But I totally adore the soundtrack. How the heck does Hans Zimmer even come up with this kinda stuff? Favourites include Cornfield Chase, Where We’re Going, and S.T.A.Y.
2. Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Vol. 1
The use of 80s music in this movie is genius. Every action flick should end with a dance-off with the big baddie. Say no to violence.
3. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – John Powell
How to Train Your Dragon is undoubtably my favourite animated movie. The sequel does not disappoint and John Powell delivers his best work to date. The duet between Gerald Butler and Mary Jane Wells in “For the Dancing and the Dreaming” hits all the right notes and triumphs the annoyingly infectious Frozen soundtrack.
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Henry Jackman
Especially the end credits theme. Made better when watched together with the amazing title sequence.
5. X-men: Days of Future Past – Trailer theme
Moving away from drones and blaring horns, the trailer theme for Days of Future Past combines John Murphy – Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor) and Hans Zimmer – Journey to the Line to create one of the more emotional trailer pieces this year.
And that’s it! Happy listening and have a happy new year!