The Grand Budapest Hotel [OST] (CD)

What would a Wes Anderson movie be without a soundtrack as bright and detailed as its imagery? Desplat, who has worked with Anderson on his last two films (Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom) provides a constantly moving soundtrack that is both tense and playful, offering a sort of mocking sleuthy erudition that can only come by way of real appreciation for the lilt of the music it imitates.

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Whiplash [OST] (CD)

Whiplash is the story of a young drummer (Miles Teller) who fancies himself the next Buddy Rich. The only thing standing in his way is years of practice and one hard-ass professor (J. K. Simmons.) Though the soundtrack to Whiplash is not as drum workout heavy as the movie would lead you to believe. Instead there is more of a comprehensive big band jazz sound throughout. The 24 tracks that make up the soundtrack are sequenced in three distinct parts: Original jazz songs written for the film, original underscore written for the film, and classic jazz standards by Getz, Ellington, and more. With Original Score by Justin Hurwitz and most jazz songs created by Grammy nominated composer, Tim Simonec. There are also snippets of dialog included on the soundtrack that help to put the Jazz in context.

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