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mardi 8 juillet 2008


In the same line as my last post, here comes la crême de la crême of movie soundtracks according to me, a person highly inspired by indian music discovering new melodies almost every single day (that’s how i define myself). Even today i came across the OST of The Darjeeling Limited. It won’t join today’s selection though; the bollywood songs are taken mostly from the ‘70s and ‘80s, a period I can’t stand. In fact, I find a lot of french people wanting to discover Bollywood turning to movies from that period and songs like Dum Maro Dum. PLEASE, don’t do that! This isn’t the right introduction to Bollywood.

So here come the OSTs. Keep in mind that i’m considering the albums as a whole. Obviously, i’ll start with A.R. Rahman.

Dil Se Dil Se..
My all-time favourite. An evergreen album.
Taal Taal
The album that gave Rahman international recognition.
Lagaan Once Upon a Time in India Lagaan
Nominated for Oscars. Loved for its songs and background score.

Saathiya Saathiya

(and Alaipayuthey, it’s Tamil version)
Water (Soundtrack) Water

Mycheal Danna & Rahman both excelled.
Rang De Basanti Rang De Basanti
I even ripped off the score from the DVD.

Other Indian movies include:

Devdas Devdas
I found ‘Devdas with Selected Dialogues’ in France. Awesome.
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THE movie that made me cry.
Saawariya (A Film By Sanjay Leela Bhansali) CD Saawariya
The movie might not have worked but music is excellent.

  • Select pieces from the top music directors in Mumbai.




Vishal Bhardwaj


The NamesakeA Throw of Dice Music by Nitin Sawhney

Among French movies, i’ve been largely inspired by these three:

Amelie Original Soundtrack Recording Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain

Yann Tiersen
Les Poupées Russes Les Poupées Russes
Kraked Unit, etc. (Klapisch OSTs in general.)
NE Dis a Personne Ne Le Dis A Personne

Mathieu Chedid / -M-

I finally reach Hollywood. OSTs that stand out are:


Gustavo Santaolalla
Kingdom of Heaven Kingdom of Heaven

Harry Gregson-Williams
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Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard

OnceLet’s not forget this year’s Academy Award winner for best music: ONCE by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

Dexter Music From the Television Series…and a special mention to Daniel Licht’s work on Showtime Series Dexter.

Music matters are now closed from the year 2007-2008 on this blog. Keep in touch with my loved tracks on Last.FM or on my friendfeed.

Mauritius, here i come. Some traditional sega will do me some good.

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