2012 : Best Soundtrack

Writing for Soundtrack Compilation for a year, some of them are 2012 released. I’ve decided to pick top 5 of them. These picks surely subjective to my taste and to my opinion most stand out soundtracks. Click the titles to see their post. Here they are :

1. The Perks of Being A Wallflower | Review
Why : Since I am a child of ’90s, I am familiar with the nuance and songs of the decade. The movie totally relate to the music, have a lot of great references. Pretty relevant to the high school theme. I just love the whole mix of the soundtrack.

2. Ruby Sparks | Review
Why : Since Ruby Sparks is an indie movie, it was a bit unusual to hear French music behind and Nick Urata’s scoring perfected the magical and romantic feeling of the movie.

3. Moonrise Kingdom | Review

Why : The visuals were definitely a 10, but the music somehow makes the summer dan playful mood more tasted. Also a French music composed by Alexandre Desplat, quite authentic and romantic.

4. Life of Pi | Review

Why : The Indian feel plus its peaceful atmosphere was different. Also felt a little bit mystical and imaginary. Cradle us to the beautiful picture.

5. Snow White & The Huntsman | Review

Why : I honestly want to highlight Florence & The Machine‘s Breath of Life track. The song was powerful and intense. And the videoclip managed to trick me into watching the movie.

Also loved : Til Kingdom Come – Coldplay (Amazing Spider-Man), This Too Shall Pass – Ok Go (The Vow), September – Earth, Wind & Fire (Intouchables)

The Best Not-So-New Soundtracks I’ve Discovered in 2012 :

Life’s A Happy Song | The Muppets (2011)

Sufjan Stevens – You Are The Rake | Restless (2011)

Cary Brothers – Blue Eyes | Garden State (2004)

Jonsi – Go Do | We Bought A Zoo (2011)

Sting – Every Little Thing She Does is Magic | Wedding Singer (1998)


Readers, what is your favorite 2012 soundtrack? Do you agree or disagree with my picks? Also, Happy New Year 2013!

12 thoughts on “2012 : Best Soundtrack

  1. The Perks soundtrack was really good, especially I liked how tunes were incorporated into the story. Also some other great tracks here.
    My favorite soundtrack of 2012 was Searching for Sugar Man.
    I also thought Hans Zimmer’s score for The Dark Knight Rises was a highlight(but I would only listen to it during the movie)
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    • Hans Zimmer’s score was excellent, but to me a little bit repetitive and similar from his other work for Nolan. I’m not familiar yet with Searching for Sugar Man, gotta check it out later.

  2. Great idea for a list, Andina. I actually don’t remember the score of these movies that much (sorry), but I LOVE the score of Brave and The Hobbit so those would perhaps make my list. I love the classically-tinged soundtracks for some reason.

    • Understood :) Of course fave music is based on our subjectivity, so it’s okay. Brave and The Hobbit was a bit colosal-themed, I remembered. Thanks, Ruth!

  3. Breath of Life is one of my favourite songs of the last year. Love the mix of orchestral music. Sends chills down my spine!

    Jonsi’s music for We Bought a Zoo is amazing. I’d only just started listening to his music last year, and listened to the album on a whim. Lovely stuff.

    Think my top two were The Dark Knight Rises and Brave. Such big and bold soundtracks.
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    • So true, Jaina. Breath of Life definitely give the chills and I also just recognize Jonsi’s work for film. Yeah, TDKR and Brave are now popular choices for last year

  4. Oh, I love The Perks soundtrack. i think it will definitely make my top 10 of the year, lovely original score and really fitting choices of songs. Moonrise Kingdom soundtrack was very nice, but I wish Desplat would stop splitting his focus so much, his scores so many movies it just all sounds the same.
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