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The best movie soundtracks of 2012

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  • published
    27 Dec 2012
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    John Calvert
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Best soundtracks of 2012

2012 was a fine year for film, but what about film music?

The answer is, well, not bad at all. Although the multiplexes reverberated with nothing quite so stirring, zeitgeisty or pop culture-impacting as, say, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s The Social Network or the Italians Do It Better-centric Drive, there were some very interesting scores on offer. Broadcast’s music for Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio was an obvious stand-out, and one imbued with no small amount of sadness – it was the last project to which the late Trish Keenan contributed before her untimely death.

Over the following pages FACT’s John Calvert highlights seven notable soundtracks from the year gone by, taking in gangster movies, snuff horror, martial arts and new wave sci-fi along the way.


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