By Afroman269 7 Comments
For those of you who want to listen to the soundtrack, it's being streamed here: http://seeksicksound.com/daft-punk-tron-legacy-full-ost-streaming/
I decided to just torrent the soundtrack and I have no shame in doing so because I ordered the deluxe edition, mainly for the awesome poster, which I look forward to receiving. Anyways onto to my thoughts on this soundtrack
Finally I am able to get my hands on Daft Punk's newest work and I must say that the wait was worth it. After listening to the soundtrack's single, Derezzed, I was pretty stoked. I was expecting more electronic music similar to what they did before, but I was very wrong. After going through several tracks, I was shocked at how different the music was to what I was expecting.
Daft Punk recently announced that they had hired a full orchestra for the soundtrack and it shows. What I was hearing was basically a fusion of electronic and classical music. The soundtrack sounds nothing like their past work and I appreciate their boldness in wanting to try something completely new for them. They did a fantastic job in using the orchestra along with electronic touches to create an intense somewhat somber atmosphere. The only song that has the most similarities to their past work is Derezzed.
My main complaint with this is that this movie soundtrack is well, a movie soundtrack. Most of these songs are short, 1 to 2 minute range, and you won’t be getting any long epic songs from this. People may be turned away from this because of how much classical music is infused into this, but I personally like the change. I like the direction that they took with this when they could have easily made a simple soundtrack consisting of repetitive house beats and a drum machine.My score 4/5
Below is a list of my favorites from the soundtrack:
-The Game Has Changed
-Adagio for TRON
When they get to working on their next album I really hope they go back to what they did in Discovery, which is still one of my top favorite albums.