Tag: Soundtracks

Film

10 great scores and soundtracks

In memory of the late Johan Johansson, our writers choose their favourite movie music… Sicario: “Sicario is perhaps the late Jóhann Jóhannsson’s best work, his score fitting in perfectly with the film, a crime thriller on the war on drugs. The score is dark, brooding and unearthly and as Johannsson himself described it, like “the…

Music

The art of the playlist

From mixtapes on cassettes to playlists on Spotify, our lives have always had soundtracks. Here, I intend to update the rules set in the movie High Fidelity for the 21st century. We no longer use cassettes, and creating a playlist has never been easier with apps like Spotify and iTunes. We all know the pain…

Gaming

Top five gaming soundtracks

Sure, plot is vital, characterisation brings a game alive, and mechanics make an enjoyable player experience, but I think we can all agree that the soundtrack is what really makes a video game memorable.  From the nostalgic electronic bleeping of Crash Bandicoot to the delightful 50s radio stations of the Fallout series, I’m going to…

Gaming, OldVenue

Single Player Symphony

For many of us, the soundtracks to our beloved childhoods were born from the greatness of the 8-bit video game era. Is there anything better than the hypnotic sounds waves of your Nintendo ES echoing into your ear? In joyous celebration of these timeless classics, I present a casual, yet nostalgic, stroll down memory card…

Music, OldVenue

Bad Has Never Looked So Good

“Guess I got what I deserve…” Never have there been more apt lyrics for a song to close one of the greatest and highest rated TV shows of all time than the opening lines of Badfinger’s Baby Blue set to the death of Walter White in the last ever episode of Breaking Bad. With regards…