Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “Inherent Vice” has a lot going for it: source material from Thomas Pynchon, an all-star cast led by Joaquin Phoenix, a woozy ’70s atmosphere, and a soundtrack of great pop and rock cuts. But tying it all together is another unique score from Radiohead axeman Jonny Greenwood, and today you can give it a listen with just a quick click.
Listening to the score is a terrific way to not just to listen to Greenwood’s work but to also get an idea of the entire sonic vibe of the comedy/noir/sunkissed mystery. Plus any soundtrack that lets you listen to Can and Minnie Ripperton within the same tracklisting ranks pretty highly in our books (and oh yeah, it did come in at number one on our 15 Best Soundtracks of 2014).
You can buy the “Inherent Vice” soundtrack now via Nonesuch Records. Listen below. [Consequence Of Sound]