ScreenAnarchy's Best Of 2013 - Best Score/Soundtrack

U.S. Editor; Los Angeles, California (@benumstead)
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The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team ScreenAnarchy to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to those films that have made a particularly strong impact over the past twelve months.

The sounds of 2013 are in many ways just as unique and curious as the sights. Whether creating the sonic framework for an intimate space journey, to adding one extra gut punch to a twisted noir, or being the very back bone to the misadventures of a down-on-his-luck folk musician, our favorite scores and soundtracks, orchestral, electronic or otherwise, added to our rich and riveting time at the movies in 2013.    

Todd Brown, Peter Martin, Ryland Aldrich, James Marsh, Brian Clark, Ben Umstead, Jaime Grijalba Gomez, Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Ard Vijn, Patryk Czekaj, Joshua Chaplinsky, Eric Ortiz Garcia, Patrick Holzapfel, Niels Matthijs, Kurt Halfyard, Christopher O'Keeffe, Dustin Chang, J Hurtado, Jim Tudor, Ben Croll, Pierce Conran, Jason Gorber, Ernesto Zelaya Miñano and Kwenton Bellette contributed to this story.

Only God Forgives - Cliff Martinez

Ben Croll - Contributing writer
Cliff Martinez' score is, simply put, the best part of the entire strange affair. More than Gosling's there-but-not-really performance, it's Martinez' work that leads you through the purposefully alienating* film.

It also stands apart quite well, and makes some perfect 3AM 'burning the midnight oil accompaniment.

*speaking of Alien - Martinez's out-there Spring Breakers score deserves props too. Cliff Martinez forrrreeeeevvvvveeeerrrrrr

J. Hurtado - Contributing writer

Patrick Holzapfel - Contributing writer

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  • Steven Schreier

    "The Battery" has a near perfect marriage of soundtrack and motion picture.

  • [A]

    Terrific list -- unfortunately, I've only listened to Ramin Djawadi's PACIFIC RIM and Cliff Martinez's ONLY GOD FORGIVES -- and obviously liked them both -- Anyway, I'll bookmark this article for future reference

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