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January 13, 2011

What are the best and worst scores by pop musicians?

The news that Dan Deacon would score a new Francis Ford Coppola movie follows a time-honored tradition of pop musicians scoring motion pictures. That trend hit something of a peak last year, with Trent Reznor scoring "The Social Network" and Daft Punk scoring "Tron: Legacy." Gutter magazine compiled a list of the best and worst scores by pop musicians. In the worst category? A surprise: the Alan Parsons Project's score for "Ladyhawke," a Michelle Pfeiffer movie by the guy who made "Lethal Weapon" about a lady who, duh, turns into a hawk. No doubt Deacon can live up to their legacy. Gutter's list is here.

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Posted by Erik Maza at 2:40 PM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Random stuff


Social Networks was pretty dern good.

The Edge & Michael Brook
featuring Sinead O'Connor

The Soundtrack to CAPTIVE

Erik -- look it up, some really great things happened prior to 2010.

biggest disappointment was probably the daft punk / tron legacy soundtrack.

Damon Albarn's "Ravenous" score collaboration was good. Am looking forward to hearing what he scored for his sister's book.

Danny Elfman from Oingo Boingo did a great job with Pee Wee's Big Adventure

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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