Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

September 6, 2011

Song Title Artist
Nightcall Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx
Under Your Spell Desire
A Real Hero (Feat. Electric Youth) College
Oh My Love (Feat. Katyna Ranieri) Riz Ortolani
Tick Of The Clock Chromatics
Rubber Head Cliff Martinez
I Drive Cliff Martinez
He Had A Good Time Cliff Martinez
They Broke His Pelvis Cliff Martinez
Kick Your Teeth Cliff Martinez
Where's The Deluxe Version? Cliff Martinez
See You In Four Cliff Martinez
After The Chase Cliff Martinez
Hammer Cliff Martinez
Wrong Floor Cliff Martinez
Skull Crushing Cliff Martinez
My Name On A Car Cliff Martinez
On The Beach Cliff Martinez
Bride Of Deluxe Cliff Martinez

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 6, 2011
  • Label: Lakeshore Records
  • Copyright: 2011 Lakeshore Records
  • Total Length: 1:10:19
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  • ASIN: B005GSY23M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,541 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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180 of 184 people found the following review helpful
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Drive is an experience to be had. I waited to see the film before I reviewed the score because I felt like I needed to experience the sound and image of this film together. I'm glad I did. The effect of the score may be lost upon an unreferenced listen, but let me tell you that Cliff Martinez has done something quite amazing here. Drive is a pure adrenaline rush of a film. Nicolas Winding Refn has crafted a supreme thriller. The music of the film is the most important bonding element of this violent and suspenseful tale. The film is filled with stunning imagery and long duration takes. It also features a seamless soundscape between score and song.

Drive has a vintage feel. It feels as if it were made in the 70's but remodeled for modern day. Very much like a beautifully restored vintage car. The character of the driver feels as if he was plucked right out from a spaghetti western. He barely speaks and dons a jacket with a scorpion on the back (very much like El Mariachi's jacket in Desperado). The song choices will be the first thing that the audiences will pay attention to. The songs selected fit the same thematic feel of the movie. They sound like they are 80's hits but are all modern songs with a vivid techno pulse. Cliff Martinez then crafts his stunning score around this universe. The music lacks any graspable structure and is a sonic wash of electronic tones. The way it works in the film is absolutely stunning. I can only describe the music as colorful. There was a point in the film where Ryan Gosling was driving and the sequence was just him driving at night. The shot composition was tight with shallow focus so all you saw was blurs of colors. At that point I felt a rush as the music took over and all you heard were these tones of the night.
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82 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect soundtrack to a great movie September 17, 2011
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After seeing Drive I walked out of the movie theater knowing I had to have the soundtrack, which doesn't happen very often. Drive feels like a modern take on the action thrillers of the late 70's and 80's, and the soundtrack only matches that theme. With a retro synth sound not only does it fit the movie perfectly, it also stands well on its own. This soundtrack will definitely help the late night drives home from work feel a little more exciting.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECTION! September 18, 2011
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I also knew I had to have the soundtrack halfway into the movie :) It's perfection and the film/music reminded me a lot of the coolness in Heat, True Romance and The Professional. LOVE THIS FILM!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
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The soundtrack is always important in establishing the overall atmosphere and tone for a film, but this goes double for Drive. Without this soundtrack it would have been an entirely different film in my opinion. But this is a review for the soundtrack not the movie, so go see it if you haven't already, it's amazing.

If you're like a lot of people now days and have a little nostalgia for the 80's, or if you like good electro and synthpop in general, this album is perfect for you. However, with only 5 actual songs before Cliff Martinez's score kicks in, I was left wanting more. Once I started researching the artists to see if they had any full-length albums of their own, I opened up a pandora's box full of equally amazing artists with the same vision and style.

All the artists on this soundtrack belong to a French collective called Valerie. They are largely unknown in the U.S. for reasons completely lost on me. Perhaps this movie will garner them the attention they deserve. While many artists today make modern music influenced by 80's synth, these guys actually seem to recreate it. They're more 80's than the 80's. Everything from the music to the album art is dripping with it. Check out Anoraak, Minitel Rose, Miami Horror, Futurecop!, The Outrunners, and Tesla Boy in addition to the artists on this album. Or check out Valerie's compilation album "Valerie and Friends" here on Amazon. You won't be disappointed.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Energizing, emotional ... excellent September 24, 2011
By Happy
Format:MP3 Music
When I owned a record store back in the '90s, I had a couple customers who bought absolutely nothing but soundtracks. And not interesting soundtracks, either. We're talking the soundtrack to "Weekend at Bernie's II.

But had this soundtrack been available then, I wouldn't have been so baffled. It's not only the best soundtrack I've heard since "The Doom Generation," but it's also one of my top 10 albums for 2011.

Others have done a wonderful job of analyzing how deftly the director of drive incorporated music into the movie. I'll simply add that as lacomic as the characters are verbally, relying on expressions and body language to convey so much meaning, the soundtrack is asked to take on a heady roll of its own. It's the Robin to the main character's batman.

And the singles from this album, the first five songs -- the first three in particular -- are exquisite, touching and at times danceable.

I saw this movie four tmes opening week, and the soundtrack was one thing that kept me coming back.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Missing Song October 2, 2011
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Ok so the title was to get anyone's attention who is looking for, in my opinion, the keystone song of the soundtrack.
It's Brian Eno's "An Ending (Ascent)" off the album Apollo:
Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks
I would want to know that before I bought this album. This is a very solid soundtrack though.
I know - buy both albums and you'll be doubly happy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars some dark and brouding electronica style songs here
Music is a very personal experience and it is hard to convey those emotions to someone else.

That said , the movie has one of the best song/scene tie-ins I can... Read more
Published 27 days ago by Click
5.0 out of 5 stars 5/5 stars
This soundtrack may be one of the best to ever listen to while you're driving. Woah isn't that a shock right?! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joey Guerra
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star soundtrack for 5 star movie: well deserving of all the...
Cliff Martinez, the ex-drummer of Red Hot Chili Peppers who has become a much sought after film composer, has been doing soundtracks for quite some time. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Paul Allaer
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most perfect soundtracks out there
Whether you love or hated the movie, the soundtrack to drive is easily one of the best soundtracks out there. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Adam J. Waters
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, masterpiece
If you like music that cannot be define, this is the album. The score really helps the film give it color. So if you want to add color to your playlist, add this.
Published 3 months ago by Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars The 80s sytle music is fantastico
Loved the movie and the sound track only amplifies my desire to dream myself away and into this cinematic gem.
Published 3 months ago by E. Kore
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing soundtrack...
This soundtrack is a wonderful compliment to a rather intense and interesting film. I love the mix of sounds on this album... Read more
Published 3 months ago by tmg
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVED the FIlm AND this Soundtrack
Mostly, the first three songs are SONGS. They are very good. You need to skip through most of the rest to find something worth listening to. Read more
Published 3 months ago by John W. Ellis II
5.0 out of 5 stars Drive soundtrack cd
I got as a Christmas gift the first 3 songs are excellent. The rest of the cd is scenes from the actual movie.
Published 3 months ago by Callie L. Smith
2.0 out of 5 stars Not crazy about the music on this CD
The scores selected to put on this soundtrack are quite somber and not what I was hoping for. I was a bit disappointed.
Published 3 months ago by truthand nothingbut
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