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Oblivion

M83Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)

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With these soft spoken words on the simply-titled opening track--“Intro”-- M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez introduces us to his sixth record and first double disc album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.

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  • Audio CD (April 9, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: +180 RECORDS
  • ASIN: B00BPA6XUK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,929 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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89 of 95 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oblivion April 9, 2013
Format:MP3 Music|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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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oblivion April 9, 2013
Format:Audio CD|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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16 of 18 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent sounds. Put you back in the movie.
Published 16 days ago by junebug272
5.0 out of 5 stars My vieuw
What a fantastic movie! Great scenes! Fantastic soundtrack! I recommend buying the soundtrack and vieuwing "The making of Oblivion" on youtube as well. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Raoul Cluytens
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Unique Soundtrack
I just love M83 unique sound.
Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The soundtrack follows the movie timeline and each track will have you...
Regardless of the movie reviews, the music featured in the movie caught my attention. I had no idea who or what M83 was, only that they provided the soundtrack. Read more
Published 25 days ago by R. Milne
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I usually buy these soundtracks because it gives you a break from the normal music plaguing the radio waves. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Steve S.
5.0 out of 5 stars As I expected...:-)
I started hearing about M83 a few years ago as i started composing music for film myself, and then I went to see Oblivion. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Adam C. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love the film, you'll love this recording!
One of my favorite movies and now I have the amazing music from throughout the film. I love this recording.
Published 1 month ago by Jessica West
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoy this entire album. The music flows well from one piece to the next.
Published 1 month ago by Jafo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good story, great cinematography, excellent soundtrack.
Published 1 month ago by Gary M. Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen and its...
This is one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen and its soundtrack is spectacular. The music is so beautiful and it's perfect for the movie. Read more
Published 1 month ago by pili
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