Michael Giacchino – The Incredibles (Music from the Motion Picture)

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  1. The Glory Days: πŸ‘πŸ»
  2. Mr. Huph Will See You Now: πŸ‘πŸ»
  3. Adventure Calling: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  4. Bob vs. The Omnidroid: πŸ‘πŸ»
  5. Lava in the Afternoon: πŸ‘πŸ»
  6. Life’s Incredible Again: πŸ‘πŸ»
  7. Off to Work: πŸ‘πŸ»
  8. New and Improved: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  9. Kronos Unveiled: πŸ‘πŸ»
  10. Marital Rescue: πŸ‘πŸ»
  11. Missile Lock: πŸ‘πŸ»
  12. Lithe or Death: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  13. 100 Mile Dash: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  14. A Whole Family of Supers: πŸ‘πŸ»
  15. Escaping Nomanisan: πŸ‘πŸ»
  16. Road Trip!: πŸ‘πŸ»
  17. Saving Metroville: πŸ‘πŸ»
  18. The New Babysitter: πŸ‘πŸ»
  19. The Incredits: πŸ‘πŸ»


On a whim yesterday I decided I’d watch Toy Story, and a day & a half and seven films later I’m about half way through all of the full-length Pixar movies. Of those movies, I think I’ve only seen a couple more than once, and The Incredibles in one of them. I think it’s actually my favorite Pixar movie of the ones I’ve seen. I did some shoddy math yesterday and realized that, if I really gave it a go, I might be able to watch all of the Pixar movies in this single 3 day weekend. (Tomorrow is President’s Day and my company has it off.)

I tried to stay up well past my bedtime last night to watch The Incredibles, but I only made it about half way through before the night-time cold medicine started kicking in and I went to bed. I tried to watch the rest in bed but still fell asleep with about half an hour left, so I finished it this morning, and now I’m pretty sure I won’t actually finish the whole set by tomorrow night.

Anyway, because I like The Incredibles so much, and because I really made a hash of trying to watch it in basically three different sittings, and because I really love the music in it, I decided I’d listen to the score today. It’s fantastic! Randy Newman did the music for most of the early Pixar movies. This is the first one done by Michael Giacchino, and he absolutely knocked it out of the park. It fits the style of the movie very well. It’s very James Bond / action / spy / thriller, but it’s also a bit Arthur Lyman / Martin Denny Exotica / Tiki-bar, and I really love that combination.

I found myself listening to it and realizing that while I liked the soundtrack for Whiplash ok, I really wanted it to be much more like this. It evoked the movie in a way that I don’t think that soundtrack did. But it also stands on its own as a fun piece of music you don’t have to be watching the movie to enjoy.

This was really the first film score I’ve ever sat down and listened to (if you consider a soundtrack and a score to be different things, and if you consider Whiplash to be a soundtrack and not a score — both of which I think are true). I really never considered sitting down to listen to a score at all, until watching the Still Untitled Project with Adam Savage on the Tested YouTube channel. They have referenced doing so on multiple occasions, and I decided I really ought to try it. I have to say I really quite enjoyed it, and I plan to do more of it throughout this project.

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