Undoubtedly one of the best soundtracks this year is from the yet to be releases Spike Jonze film Where the Wild Things Are. The music that scores the trailer and various featurettes that have been released is already fantastic. Karen O of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs does most of the writing and producing in a group of Indie friendly names being dubbed “Karen O and the Kids”. The song “All is Love” has been previously released for your listening pleasure and now imeem.com has the entire soundtrack available for free online streaming:
After listening to most of the songs I think my favorite is still “All is Love.” I also really enjoy the “Rumpus” song and its reprise. The music has a fantastical, dream-like quality that feels very mystical, yet very adult. I have no doubt that Where the Wild Things Are will be a kids movie for grown-ups.
As far as the chances for “Where the Wild Things Are” to score an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song (or Score) I find it somewhat unlikely. The music branch at the Oscars is always the most confusing and tends to pick a slew of “safe” songs that are more adult contemporary. In 2007 the Indie-rock soundtrack for Into the Wild missed out for the Best Song Oscar nomination despite getting a Golden Globe, BFCA, and Grammy nomination. I have a feeling that something similar might happen to this brilliant Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack.
Regardless of how it does at the Oscars, this soundtrack will definitely get a ton of play on college radio stations around the country.
Where the Wild Things Are is most anticipated film of the year and has yet to be seen by any critics. Screenings will begin this week and first word should come out in a few days. Here’s hoping it’s as good as the trailer, featurettes, soundtrack, and Maurice Sendak has implied.
The film will be released stateside on October 16. A date for which I can not wait.
[Source: Cinema Blend]