My Thoughts on Daft Punk's Tron Legacy Soundtrack

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 want...NOW!!

 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.

 You got Jeff Bridges in my soundtrack (The Grid)

      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:

-Recognizer

-Armory

-The Game Has Changed

-Adagio for TRON

-Derezzed

-Finale

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.   


 Yes, this blog post needs more Daft Punk images.

   


7 Comments
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Edited by Afroman269

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 want...NOW!!

 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.

 You got Jeff Bridges in my soundtrack (The Grid)

      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:

-Recognizer

-Armory

-The Game Has Changed

-Adagio for TRON

-Derezzed

-Finale

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.   


 Yes, this blog post needs more Daft Punk images.

   


Posted by Claude
Posted by Claude

I listened until about 13 or so. Very soundtracky, but that's not a bad thing. Music was taken out of context.

Posted by applet0n

Well, seeing as I was mainly planning to see Tron Legacy for the soundtrack, I might as well just buy the thing and be done with it. Daft Punk for life!

Posted by itsVASH

Your pretty much right with your overall score... but i gota say... the entire soundtrack clearly is daft punk... every track sounds like a typical daft punk song... just using different instruments or sounds... in one way or another in the most subtle way daft punk shows up in each track... not just a few of them... daft punk has essentially taken ownership of certain rhythms and patterns... and if you pay close enough attention you'll see their signatures on every track... I'm just pumped to see how it will transition onto screen... because if you take anything away from their live performances they are completely about the audio/visual presentation of their work... not to mention their robotic mentality to their music... WHY PERFECT FOR TRON... if the movie is to suck... the soundtrack alone is a perfect marriage with the story of tron... so you know this movie will be great

Posted by Jesus

I have to admit that I'm really wanting to see this movie now because of this.

Posted by cherub09

It's definitely a movie score, not your typical Daft Punk. I listened to the album and downloaded only Derezzed. Very excited to hear the music as it was conceptualized for the film.

Posted by Afroman269
@cherub09: Ya, I'm noticing that the only people who are not into this are the ones who were expecting this to be an album. Which I must say too bad, it says Soundtrack right in the title.