17 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

P.T. Anderson's film adaptation of Inherent Vice captures author Thomas Pynchon's dizzying vision of '70s Los Angeles, and this soundtrack is a blissfully disorienting complement. In contrast to his scores for the Anderson films There Will Be Blood and The Master, Jonny Greenwood's instrumental pieces take cues from Hollywood noir and are full of sweeping string crescendos ("Shasta") and moments of suspense ("Adrian Prussia"). They're juxtaposed against the spastic avant-rock of Can's "Vitamin C" and Neil Young's hayseed roller "Journey Through the Past." Sequenced out of order, the soundtrack is as wily and frenetic as its film counterpart.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

P.T. Anderson's film adaptation of Inherent Vice captures author Thomas Pynchon's dizzying vision of '70s Los Angeles, and this soundtrack is a blissfully disorienting complement. In contrast to his scores for the Anderson films There Will Be Blood and The Master, Jonny Greenwood's instrumental pieces take cues from Hollywood noir and are full of sweeping string crescendos ("Shasta") and moments of suspense ("Adrian Prussia"). They're juxtaposed against the spastic avant-rock of Can's "Vitamin C" and Neil Young's hayseed roller "Journey Through the Past." Sequenced out of order, the soundtrack is as wily and frenetic as its film counterpart.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
22 Ratings
22 Ratings
IPbroker ,

Fantastic!

What a fitting soundtrack to Pynchon's most accessable novel. Jonny Greenwood and his assembled supporting cast of has scored another amazing soundtrack.

Paranoid person ,

The finest

Johnny Greenwoods best score. Loved the artists song selection as well. A great soundtrack to a great film!

Qwerty264 ,

Johnny and Paul are 3 for 3!

Wow. That's all I have to say to Inherent Vice, the third collaborative masterpiece from Johnny Greenwood and Paul Thomas Anderson. GO SEE THIS FILM. PTA has given us one of the best detective noirs since Humphrey Bogart's last cigarette, and Johnny Greenwood has provided one of the most vibrant and lush scores since the golden age of noir. This soundtrack is pulsating with joy, sadness, and the sinister undertones of conspiracy. This isn't a noir about the 70's, but rather a classic homage to noir that feels like it was found in a 40 year old vault, a time capsule from a groovy bygone era. F***ing Zoinks!!

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