18 Songs, 33 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s long since become standard Hollywood operating procedure to throw a handful of disparate, if market-savvy, pop songs together and declare it a rock music soundtrack. But former Pop Will Eat Itself mainstay Clint Mansell again turns the "rock music score" equation gratifyingly on its head in service of writer-director Adam Brooks’ tale of how an idealistic young father’s romances and divorce affect the relationship with his adolescent daughter. Centered largely around a small ensemble dominated by gentle, sometimes jazzy piano motifs and alternately angular/haunting guitar flourishes, Mansell creates an intimate musical tapestry whose quiet textures are its most welcome charms. Tellingly, when Mansell does bow to traditional orchestration, as on the longing brass strains of "For Emily" or the autumnal string arrangements of "Jane Eyre," they become but another organic element in his laconic, if ever inviting emotional soundscape.

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s long since become standard Hollywood operating procedure to throw a handful of disparate, if market-savvy, pop songs together and declare it a rock music soundtrack. But former Pop Will Eat Itself mainstay Clint Mansell again turns the "rock music score" equation gratifyingly on its head in service of writer-director Adam Brooks’ tale of how an idealistic young father’s romances and divorce affect the relationship with his adolescent daughter. Centered largely around a small ensemble dominated by gentle, sometimes jazzy piano motifs and alternately angular/haunting guitar flourishes, Mansell creates an intimate musical tapestry whose quiet textures are its most welcome charms. Tellingly, when Mansell does bow to traditional orchestration, as on the longing brass strains of "For Emily" or the autumnal string arrangements of "Jane Eyre," they become but another organic element in his laconic, if ever inviting emotional soundscape.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
43 Ratings
43 Ratings
Fandangoz ,

The Other Songs

I've searched the net, here are the other songs that played during the movie:
Definitely Maybe OST tracklist
1. Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
2. Stand - REM
3. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips
4. Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters
5. Safe From Harm - Massive Attack
6. In Spite Of Me - Morphine
7. Cigarettes And Coffee - Otis Redding
8. People Everyday (7'' Edit) - Arrested Development
9. Connected - The Stereo MC's
10. The Boy With The Arab Strap - Belle & Sebastian
11. Even After All - Finley Quaye
12. The Summer Wind - Madeleine Peyroux
13. The Time Of Times - Badly Drawn Boy
14. Definitely Maybe Suite - Clint Mansell

Mandalynn17 ,

Idiots! Score not Soundtrack

I'm so tired of people rating a score low because it doesn't have the soundtrack songs on it! Well, duh, its the SCORE. And chances are, you can find the soundtrack music on elsewhere on iTunes. I absolutely love this score. It's beautiful background music or just to listen to in general

JCStahley ,

What a great departure for Mansell!

If you're familiar with his work on things like "The Fountain" and "Requiem for a Dream", be prepared for a change! This is definitely a different direction for Clint Mansell, but a welcome and refreshing change of style. He does "poignant" really well, and this score makes me want to see the movie. Great listening as a standalone work.

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