Top Ten Movie Soundtracks

titanic, soundtrack, album, cover, art

We wanted to give one last shout out to The Man With the Iron Fists soundtrack before we shut up about it (at least until the end of the year lists), so thought we could dig into other movie soundtracks and come up with a list of our favorites.  I’m sure to some of our reader’s dismay, we decided to implement a couple rules.

Rule #1:  No musicals.  Yes, there are a lot of great musicals put on film that maintain great soundtracks.  It is a little difficult to distinguish composed musicals from pop music though.  Don’t worry, musicals will get their own list one day, and Phantom of the Opera, Rent, and The Sound of Music will be honored.  We just all need to see Book of Mormon first.

Rule #2:  No film scores.  Sorry John Williams and James Horner, but today is not your day.  Once again, we wanted to parse this list down to something a bit more manageable (and believe me, it still wasn’t manageable).  Film scores will also have their day.

Without further ado, hit the jump, and feel free to comment on what we missed, mistakenly included, or anything else that comes to mind.
Continue reading “Top Ten Movie Soundtracks”

LxListening: Andersonian

playlist of the best Wes Anderson musical moments

So while it’s been a couple weeks since seeing Wes Anderson’s latest creative endeavor, Moonrise Kingdom, and still haven’t shook the Anderson fever. So below are five of my favorite songs from my favorite moments of Wes Anderson films, which is yes, a heavy dose of British Invasion but there are a couple exceptions.
Continue reading “LxListening: Andersonian”

Fifty Licks: 50 Songs for 50 Years | 50-31

rolling stones, the stones, 50th anniversary, 50, years, 50 years, tongue, mouth,

While Little by Listen is certainly small in name and stature, that doesn’t mean we can’t assemble a huge list. All three of us have had a long love for the Rolling Stones, and with their 50th Anniversary this year(a milestone reached by only an elite few) , it sort of lends itself clearly to a top 50 songs list. So while Time is releasing a commemorative book for the Stones this week and there is even a 50th anniverary tour to come, nothing says legendary like a LxL top 50 list for your band. Yesterday, we brought you the best five Stones albums, today we bring you Fifty Licks.

Songs 50-31 | 30-11 |10-1

50. “Moonlight Mile”

http://rd.io/x/QUIA2zd2CQo

One of their best album closers (beside maybe “Salt of the Earth”), “Moonlight Mile” closes Sticky Fingers  on a gracious note, a song also brilliantly covered by the Flaming Lips live.
Continue reading “Fifty Licks: 50 Songs for 50 Years | 50-31”

LxListening: Lady Laurel’s Listenings


^^ I also watch The Bachelor

LxL patriarch Todd has been politely hounding me for a few months now to add my particular brand of musical discernment to the pages of Little by Listen. And let’s just lay the truth bare while we’re all gathered here today and acknowledge that the most important ingredient I bring to this Bitches Brew is, in fact, estrogen.
Continue reading “LxListening: Lady Laurel’s Listenings”

LxListening: 8 Days a Week

The Beatles playlist

So partially because I’ve been on a huge Beatles kick after seeing Beatles LOVE in February, partially because the spring is the best time of year for the Beatles, and partially because I want to drive Austin crazy with Beatlemania (and steal from his Wu Tang only list idea), I’ve decided to do an all Beatles playlist. And no I’m not talking about “Help”, “Hey Jude”, and “All You Need Is Love”, but some deeper (but equally great) cuts, some other noteworthy hits, and, yes, even some solo Beatles work.

Before I get going, you may find it trite, but I feel it’s mandatory to state that the Beatles are the greatest (and most important) band of all time, and if you don’t agree, you don’t have a clue. What those four lads from Liverpool did in seven years for music (13 monumental albums) is more than anyone has done in their musical lifetimes. With that out of the way, without further ado, Ladies and Gentleman, the Beatles!
Continue reading “LxListening: 8 Days a Week”