Steve Peters

Experience Design

Best Soundtrack of 2005

Well, it turns out I had to wait until the last week of the year to find myself what I think is the best Soundtrack of 2005. Those of you who know me, know that I'm really a soundtrack junkie, as movie soundtracks comprise most of my collection. And I'm talking original scores, not assembled pop-song soundtracks, here. I normally wouldn't even mention this, but this score really is exceptional. I'm talking about the score from the The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe composed by Harry Gregson-Williams. Original, moving, and a really pleasant surprise.

There have been plenty of good soundtracks out this year, but Gregson-Williams' (Shrek, Metal Gear Solid, Man on Fire) gets my vote for the best, and it's not just because I'm some rabid C.S. Lewis fan. In fact, track #2, "Evacuating London," may be the best cue I've heard in 10 years. It's that good, folks. I've been listening to this album repeatedly all week, and it's been a long time since I've done something like that.

Maybe it's because it evokes memories of the White Witch, who I think is hot. Is that wrong? :P

Anyway, do yourself a favor and pick this up, if for nothing more than the Alanis Morissette song.

Oh, as for best film of 2005? That one's easy.

"I'm a leaf on the wind."