On this very night in 1938, a radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds may or may not have caused mass hysteria for American listeners. But there’s another War of the Worlds that scared me much more as a kid. For me, there’s the HG Wells version, the Orson Welles version, and the rock opera version by composer Jeff…
Did you play Dragon Age: Inquisition and love the tavern music as much as I have? Then you're in luck because BioWare has just made the songs available for free (and DRM-free) before they hit digital storefronts in two weeks!
It's hard to imagine that 2001: A Space Odyssey would have its incredible cinematic impact without that classical soundtrack. But director Stanley Kubrick originally hired a composer to score the film, only to abandon the score in postproduction.
In the mid-1980s, a documentarian named David Blair Stiffler traveled to the most remote parts of the Philippines to capture a series of field recordings—a fairly straightforward task made considerably more complicated by kidnapping at gunpoint and subsequent captivity.
Michael Giacchino did a wonderful thing when naming all the tracks on his Dawn of the Planet of the Apes score. The whole thing is just one pun after the next, including our personal favorites "Gibbon Take" and "Enough Monkeying Around." Check it out.
This year marks that 20th anniversary of Disney's The Lion King. In celebration, Disney is rereleasing the Lion King soundtrack, which has 30 minutes of new music. That's right 30 minutes of new animal songs! The album can be preordered here.
Take a listen to The Lego Movie original song "Everything Is Awesome" by Tegan & Sara and The Lonely Island, and get ready to have your brain assimilate to the Lego lifestyle.
Steven Price of Lord of the Rings fame created quite an amazing knuckle-whitening score for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity. And now you can listen to snippets from his work right here. It's made up of the kind of gut-punching bass notes that kept us on edge in The Thing.
Ramin Djawadi composed the theme song for Game of Thrones, and now we get to hear his mighty war music for Pacific Rim. The entire soundtrack is online, giving us a preview of the mood music for those kaiju vs. giant robot battles.
We don't have the tunes to let you groove along to the Swiss Family Robinson of outer space, but you can journey back to Lost in Space's hazardous alien worlds with illustrations from the Japanese soundtrack.
The Hans Zimmer Inception fart has become a staple of every movie trailer everywhere. Studios just can't stop filling their trailers with one BRAAAM after the next. And now someone has pieced together all the trailer BRAAAMS into one perfect, bellowing trailer. Fingers crossed BRAAAM gets its own movie sometime soon.
Ah the weepy melodies from Howard Shore's Hobbit score are leaking out onto the internet, giving us all the old watery eye. Is there anything more beautiful than the soundtrack Shore puts together for Middle-Earth? Now the first song off The Hobbit soundtrack is out and titled "Radagast The Brown." So pull out your…
Christopher Nolan's movies have often been compared to Alfred Hitchcock's thrillers, and this video, which places the score from Vertigo beneath the opening scene from The Dark Knight, shows what a nice match Hitchcock's audio tastes are with Nolan's visuals. It also amps up the tension of the clown-faced bank heist.
Welcome to the first io9 music smackdown! We're putting together the ultimate science fiction (and fantasy) playlist — all the music that everyone should have on his or her iPod.
Teen-assassin movie Hanna from Atonement's Joe Wright has the goods: a Chemical Brothers score, gorgeous locations (perfect for Wright's long shot), immense talent, fairy-tale undertones, and action. And we've got a collection of clips that showcases each of these assets.
We've got five of the best tracks from The Chemical Brothers' score for Hanna, and a handful of violent stills. Hit play and get sucked into the mind of a child assassin for a few minutes of of your day.
Finally a Disney Princess movie we can sing along with! Tangled the computer-animated retelling of Rapunzel, has released a handful of clips along with its catchy soundtrack. Take a listen to Donna Murphy kill it in "Mother Knows Best."
Here's the first official picture of Daft Punk on the grid in Tron Legacy. Also, take a listen to their latest Tron track "The Game Has Changed," on the TRON Facebook page.
Tonight, guitarist Johnny Marr and Hans Zimmer will perform live from the Inception red carpet. And you can watch it all streaming live right here! The duo will be playing the booming Inception soundtrack, backed by a 20-piece orchestra.
With songs like "Howlin'," "Bad Blood," and "Fresh Blood," what's not to love? All jokes aside, the new True Blood soundtrack is full great tunes from Lucinda Williams with Elvis Costello to the Eels. Take a listen. [EW]