Sofia Coppola's soundtrack for Lost In Translation was one of my favourite soundtracks in recent years. It managed to assemble the perfect mix of melancholy pop songs and lush instrumentals, anchored by a handful of original compositions by ex-My Bloody Valentine frontman Kevin Shields. Not only are the songs great individually, but together they completely capture the mood of the film.
Coppola's newest movie Marie-Antoinette opens this weekend, and the soundtrack looks to be another great collection. This time around there is a new wave theme, with songs by bands like New Order, The Cure and Siouxsie & The Banshees. However, it still has a lot of familiar contributors including Air, Squarepusher, and Kevin Shields (remixing a couple of Bow Wow Wow songs). Perhaps the biggest highlight, however, are the 3 songs from Swedish indie band The Radio Dept. (who just happen to sound a heck of a lot like My Bloody Valentine).
» Bonus Track: The Radio Dept. - Pulling Our Weight
» Bonus Track: Squarepusher - Tommib Help Buss
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