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Elimination Leads to Creation: Junkie XL on His Score for 'Alita: Battle Angel'

From crafting the acclaimed soundtrack to Max Max: Fury Road to his latest score for Alita: Battle Angel, Junkie XL talks with PopMatters about his film score work and what draws him to classic scores from the '50s.

Jose Solis
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The Flipside #11: Baz Luhrmann's 'Something For Everybody'

The Flipside examines film director Baz Luhrmann's surprisingly lively bubblegum pop effort Something for Everybody, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

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The Light and Dark​ Music in ' Mr. Robot': A Conversation with Mac Quayle

Emmy-winning Composer Mac Quayle is one of the best in the TV soundtrack business. His mastery of synthesized instrumentation is perfectly suited to Mr. Robot's theme.

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Strange Sort of Force: An Interview with J. Ralph

Having scored three Best Original Song nominations at the Academy Awards in the past four years, multi-instrumentalist J. Ralph talks his passions, working with Sting, and teaching the London Symphony Orchestra how to improvise.

Evan Sawdey
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Ennio Morricone: Morricone 60

Ennio Morricone stops to take stock in his career, though only for a brief moment.

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Paul McCartney: The Family Way (Soundtrack)

1966 film score from McCartney is less art than artifact.

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Various Artists: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2 CD Deluxe Edition)

The Coen Brothers' beloved soundtrack of '30s-era Americana gets an upgrade with unreleased tracks.

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Various Artists: Bollywood Bloodbath

Their pyjamas are impeccably decent.

Deanne Sole
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Don Gere: Werewolves on Wheels O.S.T

Werewolves on Wheels is one of those soundtrack albums that you pray will be fantastic based on its title and album cover alone.

Criag Hayes
Film

The Sound of 'Beginners': An Interview with Mike Mills

With his acclaimed new film Beginners, director Mike Mills sits down with PopMatters to discuss the autobiographical nature of the soundtrack, and oh so much more ...

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Various Artists: Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!

Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! offers the screeching guitar tones and blurting organs you'd expect, with spirited and blissful head trips peppering its 20 thoroughly researched selections.

Television

The New Champion: An Interview with Bear McCreary of 'Human Target'

Bear McCreary’s musical versatility has made him one of the most sought-after composers in television. In an interview with PopMatters, McCreary reveals his unabashed love of film and television scoring as he talks about his latest release, the soundtrack to Season One of Human Target.

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Blood Meridian: The Last of the True

Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian has been called unfilmable, but that doesn't stop Ben Nichols from getting ahead of the game and crafting a worthy soundtrack.

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Eels: Useless Trinkets

Totaling 74 songs (not counting the DVDs), that's a lotta Eels! So it's surprising that these two collections leave you wanting to hear even more.

Music

Cary Brothers: Who You Are

It is not the best music I've ever heard in my life, nor is it life-changing. But it succeeds in that it serves as a perfect complement to everyday actions, to our words and emotions, and to our life.

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