There have been some really great soundtracks released this year! I love when a soundtrack really captures the feel of the movie or show and brings me back to how I felt in each moment. Here are some of my favorites from this year:
1. Suicide Squad
I had a chance to check out Suicide Squad and it was a lot of fun but I definitely thought the movie could have been a lot better. The soundtrack is amazing though! My favorite songs are “Gangsta” by Kehlani and “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots. You can listen to the soundtrack on Spotify!
2. Stranger Things
I watched Stranger Things on Netflix at the end of July, and I absolutely loved it! It’s a mystery/drama set in the 80’s. The official score/soundtrack is available on iTunes right now, but there’s a playlist on Spotify by Netflix that you can listen to as well.
3. The Get Down
The Get Down is another great new show on Netflix! This one is a musical/drama set in the 70’s. The show was created and directed by Baz Luhrmann, who also directed Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, and The Great Gatsby. So, needless to say, the show is very artsy. I’m watching the show right now and it’s a little hard to follow but I’m liking it so far. The music is SO GOOD though! I highly recommend this soundtrack. It’s only available on iTunes right now but it’s worth a listen.
4. Mr. Robot
This soundtrack makes me feel like Elliot Alderson when I listen to it. I just wanna put on a hoodie and sit in front of my computer in the dark. This is another soundtrack that’s great to listen to for any kind of creative work, because it features the score straight from the show with lots of hard beats and interesting sounds. This show is so good and I can’t believe all of the crazy twists and turns in season 2! This soundtrack has a Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, both released this year. Mac Quayle is the composer and he’s very talented! The music captures the dark feel of the show so perfectly.
5. The Neon Demon
The Neon Demon soundtrack is so quirky, which completely matches the feeling of the film. I love to listen to this when I’m writing or designing. Make sure you listen to it on Spotify!
6. Straight Outta Compton
Of course, I couldn’t leave the Straight Outta Compton soundtrack off of this list! I LOVED the movie and the soundtrack took me back to some of my favorite songs and introduced me to a few I’d never listened to. Check it out on Spotify!
I couldn’t leave Empire off of this list either! There are so many talented producers, singers, and rappers working on the soundtrack for this show. The season 2 soundtrack also features Kelly Rowland, Becky G, and Alicia Keys.