Archive for May 18, 2020

Mike’s Top Film Scores of the Decade (80-71)

Film scores are one of my favorite things to listen to and the list of my top ones is one of the articles I get most excited for each year. I put way much more effort into that than I really ought to. I go deep, listening to some scores that I probably shouldn’t even bother with. And it’s because I love that aspect of film so much. The care that goes into all those notes. Think about how many films there are each year and how many have true, dedicated scores to them. Now consider that, despite there only being a handful of notes out there, each of them is utterly unique in its own way. It’s crazy to think about.

So when I was considering lists to talk about for this past decade, this one was one I couldn’t wait to get into. I know most people won’t rush to put a score on, but if you’re gonna go in for one, these are some of the best that have come out these past ten years: (more…)

Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #106 – “Before I Cry,” from A Star Is Born


106. “Before I Cry,” from A Star Is Born

Star Is Born again. Another one of the Alli songs. The last one, I think. We’re almost past these and will soon be on the real cream of the crop (also notice how few of the 17 songs made this half of the list and how many are gonna be in the top 100). This one starts as a song where you’re like, “Okay, I get it, it’s fine,” and then she hits that chorus, and you’re in a whole other stratosphere. That chorus is the reason this song goes so high. That shit is just great.


Pic of the Day: “All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my uncles. I had to fight my brothers. A girl child ain’t safe in a family of men, but I ain’t never thought I’d have to fight in my own house!” (35th Anniversary)