Movie Music

The Ultimate Wes Anderson Soundtrack Playlist: Extra Superlatives

Last week I told you about the soundtrack for director Wes Anderson's upcoming feature Moonrise Kingdom, which showcases the work of composers Leonard Bernstein and Alexandre Desplat, Benjamin Britten and strange bedfellow Hank Williams Sr.

Anderson's films are the most anticipated movies of most every year, because they are like catnip for hipsters of all ages and amateur cinéastes alike, and feature completely engrossing soundtracks.

Ever since his first film, the hilariously damaged crime caper Bottle Rocket, Anderson has been choosing great nuggets from acts like The Kinks, The Clash, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and others to sprinkle on top of his work. His soundtracks have also been the catalyst for resurgences of acts like Nico, Bobby Fuller Four and Love.

The help of Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh cannot be understated, either. His quirky instrumental beds are synonymous with Anderson films, most notably Rushmore.

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Craig Hlavaty
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