News of Daft Punk doing the soundtrack for Tron: Legacy was met with universal cheer, because we know, by some wicked intuition, that this French duo would do everything perfect. The score is the electronic band’s first foray into film, and Tron: Legacy, with its futuristic, neon vibe, felt like their ideal playground.
And we were right. To paraphrase one YouTube commenter, it was not like Daft Punk scored a film, but it was Daft Punk coming out with a two-hour music video. It was as if you turned on the visualization option in your iTunes, in 3D at that.
Try this track, Disc Wars. You’ll hear a sound merger of electronic and orchestra. Then close your eyes and you’ll see neon motorcycles traveling in a dark, moonlike landscape. R. Sedricke Lapuz
Black Sheep The Clash at Demonhead Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World boasts a soundtrack containing indie rock artists like Metric, Broken Social Scene, and Black Lips. Hailed as one of the finest soundtracks of 2010, the score was composed by legendary producer Neil Godrich taking cues from video games, John Carpenter, and other film scores. Some of the actors had to learn how to play instruments in order to play them live during filming: Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim played most of the bass parts and Brie Larson as Envy Adams used her real voice in this version of Metric’s song.
Edgar Wright noted that his aim was to extend the characters’ emotions by bursting out into song much like those in his favorite musicals. The film also makes numerous references to indie rock including the name Scott Pilgrim which was the title of a song from the Canadian band Plumtree.