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Feb 4, 2017

Attack of the Killer Soundtrack - Episode 42

This week we play and discuss all of the nominees for both original song and original score for the 89th Annual Academy Awards. So join us in knocking out all of your musical Oscar homework in one shot!

And as we embrace the a nice dreamy quality, we also discuss... melancholy, deep-fried pig tails, Eminem, I won't do it, cello and bass, it's like a robot making a sad song, key changes, The Tooth Fairy, weirdness around, Arrival, the thought of it actually winning just made me laugh, never neglects instruments, it's like he used the right instrumentation... he just didn't go the distance, imitating Kevin Hart, Lincoln, radio version, stepping up to meet the level of the project, the Academy Awards is not really a pinpoint of the best of the year... it's just what the Academy decides to nominate. It is it's own weird little game, digital picture vs. Polaroid, Rhodes piano, Bruce Springsteen, no real movements, Be Cool, it melts in and out of tones, they are smart, everything about what went on that day is weird and doesn't make sense... so here's a score that matches, rolling the windows down... blasting the radio, you don't even think about what they are singing in context to the movie, , standing on it's own, I didn't know this was a song from a movie, you can't be as cool as The Rock... that's all there is to it, Under the Skin, your world has just been shaken and taking piano lessons for 14 years.

"I feel like this song was created specifically to be performed on the Oscar telecast."