Oblivion - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
 
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Oblivion - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

M83
April 9, 2013

$6.99
  Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
1
Jack's Dream M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
1:22
2
Waking Up M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
4:09
3
Tech 49 M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
5:58
4
StarWaves M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
3:41
5
Odyssey Rescue M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
4:08
6
Earth 2077 M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
2:22
7
Losing Control M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
3:56
8
Canyon Battle M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
5:57
9
Radiation Zone M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
4:11
10
You Can't Save Her M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
4:56
11
Raven Rock M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
4:33
12
I'm Sending You Away M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
5:38
13
Ashes of Our Fathers M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
3:30
14
Temples of Our Gods M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
3:14
15
Fearful Odds M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
3:09
16
Undimmed by Time, Unbound by Death M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese
2:26
17
Oblivion (feat. Susanne Sundfør) M83
5:56


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 9, 2013
  • Label: Back Lot Music
  • Copyright: 2014 Back Lot Music
  • Total Length: 1:09:06
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  • ASIN: B00C1XZ2LQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #660 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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83 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oblivion April 9, 2013
Format:MP3 Music|Amazon Verified Purchase
Oblivion is director Joseph Kosinski's second feature film. His first film was Tron Legacy. Between the two films, it seems that Kosinski is not only talented when it comes to visual style, but he also seems to make unique and inspired choices when it comes to film scoring. Fans of film music will no doubt recall Daft Punk's excellent score for Tron Legacy - easily one of the more memorable aspects of that film.

For Oblivion, Kosinski has called upon the French electronic band M83 to provide the score. I'll admit that I had never heard of M83 prior to hearing the news that they'd be working Oblivion, but a quick sampling of their previous albums shows that they are very talented and I can now call myself a fan of their work.

The Oblivion score is wonderful, by far the best score I have heard this year. The classical film score style mixed with electronic sounds yields amazing results. The music is a large part of what makes the movie a really fun experience - it's most effective when the music swells as Tom Cruise pilots his bubble ship through the clouds or rides his bike across the vast landscapes. I've singled out a few of my favorite tracks below, although this is one soundtrack where I would highly suggest you purchase the entire album. The whole thing is fantastic from start to finish.

If there's a flaw here, it would be that at certain points I feel there is a lack of originality - one track sounds very similar to a cue from Tron Legacy, and several tracks are also reminiscent of work by Hans Zimmer. But this is disappointing only to the mind, not the ears - after all, is sounding like Zimmer the worst thing in the world?

The final track, an original song featuring Susanne Sundfør, is a pleasant way to end the album.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oblivion April 9, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Amazon Verified Purchase
Oblivion is director Joseph Kosinski's second feature film. His first film was Tron Legacy. Between the two films, it seems that Kosinski is not only talented when it comes to visual style, but he also seems to make unique and inspired choices when it comes to film scoring. Fans of film music will no doubt recall Daft Punk's excellent score for Tron Legacy - easily one of the more memorable aspects of that film.

For Oblivion, Kosinski has called upon the French electronic band M83 to provide the score. I'll admit that I had never heard of M83 prior to hearing the news that they'd be working Oblivion, but a quick sampling of their previous albums shows that they are very talented and I can now call myself a fan of their work.

The Oblivion score is wonderful, by far the best score I have heard this year. The classical film score style mixed with electronic sounds yields amazing results. The music is a large part of what makes the movie a really fun experience - it's most effective when the music swells as Tom Cruise pilots his bubble ship through the clouds or rides his bike across the vast landscapes. I've singled out a few of my favorite tracks below, although this is one soundtrack where I would highly suggest you purchase the entire album. The whole thing is fantastic from start to finish.

If there's a flaw here, it would be that at certain points I feel there is a lack of originality - one track sounds very similar to a cue from Tron Legacy, and several tracks are also reminiscent of work by Hans Zimmer. But this is disappointing only to the mind, not the ears - after all, is sounding like Zimmer the worst thing in the world?

The final track, an original song featuring Susanne Sundfør, is a pleasant way to end the album.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars M83 makes good on a film score April 11, 2013
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Director Joseph Kosinski has two films on his resume: one was scored by Daft Punk, the other by M83. Clearly that's a dynamic that he finds very interesting, and it pays off quite well. Each of those scores is a significant departure for their respective bands' typical musical stylings, but each is nevertheless excellent. While I overall prefer Daft Punk's Tron Legacy soundtrack, M83's work here is also great, with quite a few fantastic pieces. "Waking Up," "StarWaves," "Earth 2077," and "Oblivion" are my favorites, and there are a few more excellent tracks that certainly earn the album's full price (and certainly the current $5 promotional price).

Interestingly, while Daft Punk was not involved with this score, there are at least a few songs on it that sound like they could've come straight out of Tron Legacy. This would seem to suggest that Kosinski is a fairly hands-on director when it comes to his films' scores, although the similarities could just be coincidental. At any rate, M83's work here isn't quite as consistently great as Daft Punk's work on Tron, and there are more than a few tracks that don't quite distinguish themselves, and sort of amount to "filler," but those are definitely outweighed by the standout tracks.

Long story short: if you liked the Tron Legacy score, you'll like this one as well. If you like M83, you'll almost definitely like this score (especially the final song, which may be a little more akin to their standard music than the rest of the album). I strongly recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars music from movies tend
music from movies, when original scores, tend to help hold the movie together, M83 did a very nice job. It is not over powering, nor is it totally missing.
Published 2 hours ago by L. E. Teatum
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Soundtrack
A great soundtrack that was even better than the movie that it was written for. If you like ambient and powerfully epic scores, you'll enjoy this one. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Some of the best music is from motion picture soundtracks, like this one, and are therefore not always forefront in the public eye.
Published 12 days ago by Nick Morgen
5.0 out of 5 stars The music is better than the movie.
I won't get this till June 16th. But I have seen the movie. I did notice the music right away. Never have I bought a movie soundtrack. I've listened to it on the computer. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Me & BFF
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Soundtrack
The music really emphasizes the plot of the film, yet also stands alone on its own merits. If I like half of the tracks on an album, I consider it a good deal. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Christopher J. Petit
5.0 out of 5 stars Relive the movie
M83's soundtrack fits perfectly with Tom Cruise's movie. It is modern, but still accessible, and has a thoughtful quality that adds depth to the listening experience. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dillon Valderemao
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Ride with a Great Film Score
I enjoyed this sci-fi adventure movie, though I'm not a huge fan of Tom Cruise. Visually the film is stunning, the story is tense, and the film score is superb . Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. M. Dalessandro
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect (mostly) ambient companion.
Love the movie? You know you love the soundtrack. M83. You know you should buy it. You'll be a more effective team with it.
Published 1 month ago by Are Bee Gee
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the music..
This soundtrack makes me want purchase all of m83's other music. Wonderful, melodic, I can't stop listening....Buy this CD for a completely different soundtrack...
Published 1 month ago by dayle b helms
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Score Perfect for Repeat Listenings
Love this score by M83! The sweeping soundscapes perfectly capture the "beautiful desolation" depicted in Joseph Kosinski's haunting film. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dana E. Cameron
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