The Score

The Score

How 'Trainspotting' Made Underworld's "Born Slippy" One of the 90s' Most Iconic Songs

We talk to Underworld's Rick Smith about the creation of the zeitgeist-capturing hit, working on the sequel 'T2 Trainspotting,' and shouting LAGER LAGER LAGER!
Alex Godfrey
3.24.17
The Score

Jóhann Jóhannsson's Uncanny New World

The Icelandic composes tells us about crafting the score for 'Arrival', a unique challenge in a terrifying age.
Keagon Voyce
1.7.17
Interviews

Meet the Guys Behind the Music From Your New Favorite Show, 'Stranger Things'

Netflix's latest success is a small town story set in the 80s, involving a missing boy and a telekinetic girl, and featuring Winona, but the synthy soundtrack is a key player too.
Cam Lindsay
7.22.16
The Score

We Talked to Letters to Cleo About Being the Go-to Soundtrack Band of Your Favorite Teen Flicks

LTC featured on 'The Craft' and '10 Things I Hate About You,' not to mention Kay Hanley was the voice for the original 'Josie and the Pussycats'—which turns 15 this year.
Ilana Kaplan
7.8.16
The Score

How Composer Howard Shore Brought the Sounds of Tangier to William S. Burroughs' ‘Naked Lunch’

Mondo will bring three Shore scores from David Cronenberg films to vinyl this summer.
Derek Scancarelli
6.30.16
The Score

The Score: Mapping the Music and Extravagant Style of 'Marie Antoinette'

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Sofia Coppola-directed flick we dissect the music (Bow Wow Wow, Phoenix, The Strokes!) and style (opulent!) of France's teen queen.
Elizabeth Sankey
4.15.16
The Score

Witches and Rebellious Women: Why 'The Craft' Continues to Kick Ass

Nineteen years after its release and we're all still dressing like this coven of misfits. We map the movie's music, style, and abiding appeal.
Elizabeth Sankey
10.30.15
The Score

How 'Freaks and Geeks' Predicted Our Adult Personalities

A look back Judd Apatow's seminal short-lived series which—15 years later—still resonates. Maybe we never really grow up.
Kathy Iandoli
10.28.15
The Score

Listening Hard: 25 Years of 'Pump Up The Volume'

We spoke to everyone involved in the making of the film that inspired critics and popularized Christian Slater.
Cam Lindsay
8.24.15
The Score

The Enduring Appeal of 'The Virgin Suicides'

It remains Sofia Coppola's finest film—the perfect melding of sound and vision, teen passion and inexplicable tragedy, and plenty of 70s sartorial flair.
Elizabeth Sankey
7.14.15
The Score

Yoko Kanno and The Seatbelts' 'Cowboy Bebop' Score Is Still the Coolest Anime Soundtrack Ever

Yoko Kanno and The Seatbelts gave 'Cowboy Bebop' the key ingredient to make it one of the best anime series of all time.
Elijah Watson
5.15.15
The Score

Mapping the Music and Style of 'Tank Girl'

Gwen Stefani based her look off 'Tank Girl,' plus there are cameos from Iggy Pop and Ice-T, as well as a soundtrack curated by Courtney Love—this post-apocalyptic flick is due for some dissection.
Elizabeth Sankey
4.22.15
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