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3 Movie Soundtracks You Need to Own on Vinyl
Everyone knows that listening to music on vinyl is a lot better than listening to it in any other way. There's something about the fidelity of the sound and the little sound you hear before each song starts. And yeah, buying actual records by bands is cool but sometimes you watch a movie and the soundtrack gets stuck in your head and you need that fix, too.
It's not good enough to just listen to them on cassette or CD anymore, you want to be cool? You'll get that soundtrack on vinyl. Just imagine all the friends you'll impress after you show them that you own the three records on this list.
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Tron Legacy

There's one reason this is on the list and that's Daft Punk. It will always and only be Daft Punk. My friends and I were huge fans of the first Tron and we'd constantly try and spin the Daft Punk records we owned while watching the movie. So after we found out that Daft Punk was going to work on the music for Legacy, we got unbelievably hype. I'm pretty sure it's the only reason we watched the movie in the theaters.
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Drive

Almost every song on Drive's soundtrack is an homage to old 80s pulp movies. It's got a very distinct feel and very much its own. When I was watching this movie I was more interested in the music that played throughout than the actual narrative of the movie. I can't help but bop my head along to this while thinking about riding shotgun next to Ryan Gosling. Also, it's a really good record to play when you're having a weird hipster party. They'll love it. Trust me.
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Inside Llewyn Davis

The last two soundtracks have been, kind of, well, party songs. You can listen to them while you drink or do drugs or dance but what if you want to put the headphones on and relax? Sure, ambient music might help with that. But if you want something soft, Inside Llewyn Davis' soundtrack is the way to go. All the actors performed the music themselves, so there's an added bonus there. And you could never go wrong with some folk music while you drink your black coffee and write in your Moleskine journal.
Those are the three movie soundtracks you definitely should own, it'll impress your friends and maybe your dad. Maybe he'll say something like, I'm proud of your music tastes, or something. What do you guys think? Any other soundtracks that are both good and impressive?
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I love the Drive soundtrack. I was actually listening to it a few days ago. I'm such a fan of French electro, so it's just one of those ones I keep going back to. It's kind of weird I've never listened to the Tron one though. I'll have to give it a listen.
Also my favorite movie soundtrack that I would recommend is Man With The Iron Fists. The entire thing was curated by RZA of Wu-Tang, and it's got a great mix of hip-hop, rock, and soul.
These would be so dynamic on vinyl... I'll definitely keep an eye out for them. Sadly the only soundtracks on vinyl I own are Footloose and... Xanadu. Both really good in their own way (I stand by my statement for Xanadu) but don't have the impact these would being on a record I think.