The 10 Best Instrumental Tracks

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Thanks to a recent run in great rock instrumentals (Jack White’s raucous “High Ball Stepper” and Real Estate’s chillaxed “April’s Song” to name a couple), we thought we would take a look at the best all-time vocal-free tracks.

First, a few guidelines: we decided to exclude electronic, classical, jazz, and any other genre that is primarily instrumental only. We also avoided artist who release primarily instrumental tracks (sorry Explosions in the Sky). So without further ado, here are our 10 favorite instrumental tracks.
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Top Ten Thursday: Tarantino’s Ten Triumphs

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The writers here at LxL are unabashed fans of the collected works of Quentin Tarantino.  I watched Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction for the first time with Todd in his parent’s basement when we were far too young.  I saw both Kill Bill movies with Wes, one of which I’m certain we snuck into.  In addition, Inglorious Basterds set the bar for the revisionist history genre.

When I started hearing some details on his new project, Django Unchained, I encouraged Todd (who works in the pictures) to at least explore getting a position on the film.  Much to all our excitement, Todd started working on the L.A. production of Django Unchained last week, and can now be considered part of the inner circle of Hollywood elite.  A real Tinseltown treat Todd has become.  In all seriousness, it is effing awesome Todd got on this film, and made us want to revisit some of our favorite moments and Tarantino movies; in particular those that have iconic musical moments.

There are so many great scenes accompanied by great music in Tarantino’s movies, but we think we assembled a pretty good list here.  After Django Unchained is released we expect to have to shift around some of the rankings, but for now enjoy all the good clips and accompanying music.
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