20 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The arch, stylish tone of Wes Anderson's fourth film is due, in large part, to its eclectic soundtrack. Mark Mothersbaugh's instrumental score, heavy on twinkling electric keyboards and easy-listening strings, is deliberately reminiscent of the Italian film composers of the '60s, such as Piero Umiliani and Ennio Morricone. Brazilian superstar Seu Jorge provides fascinatingly original guitar-and-voice renditions of five early-'70s David Bowie songs in Portuguese, while gems by Anderson favorites like The Zombies, Scott Walker, and The Stooges add to the hip vibe.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The arch, stylish tone of Wes Anderson's fourth film is due, in large part, to its eclectic soundtrack. Mark Mothersbaugh's instrumental score, heavy on twinkling electric keyboards and easy-listening strings, is deliberately reminiscent of the Italian film composers of the '60s, such as Piero Umiliani and Ennio Morricone. Brazilian superstar Seu Jorge provides fascinatingly original guitar-and-voice renditions of five early-'70s David Bowie songs in Portuguese, while gems by Anderson favorites like The Zombies, Scott Walker, and The Stooges add to the hip vibe.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

106 Ratings

106 Ratings

A great buy

James

This soundtrack has a big sense of humor. Seu Jorge's David Bowie covers in Portuguese are honest and haunting (Pele in the movie). The rest of the album is nerdy and eclectic, especially the Mothersbaugh tracks. If you thought the movie was funny, you are going love this album.

Can't go wrong with Bowie covers

kurisub

Any Bowie fans looking for a different take on his songs should really give this a try, as 90% of the songs on this album are either Bowie songs, or acoustic covers of Bowie songs sung by Seu Jorge in (I think) Portuguese.

"Here's to You" will slowly drive you to madness, works quite well when set on repeat.

The Life Aquatic

mary gunn

This is a nice little album. Music created a nice dynamic to this quirky Wes Anderson film. Worth buying if you like obscure music with a familiar thread.

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