Paste Magazine has compiled its list of 10 Best Movie Soundtracks of the Last Decade. You can listen to each soundtrack in its entirety on the Paste website. The list is as follows:
- The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
- Vanilla Sky (2001)
- High Fidelity (2000)
- Juno (2007)
- Almost Famous (2007)
- Garden State (2004)
- I'm Not There (2007)
- Once (2007)
- O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2001)
Obviously, there are some omissions here, including Into the Wild, Royal Tenenbaums, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I haven't had a chance to listen to I'm Not There, but I have owned and cranked copies of High Fidelity and Garden State, and my mom can vouch for O Brother, Where Art Thou? I've also heard good things about the oft-overlooked Vanilla Sky. Once and Juno are both sort of givens, although The Life Aquatic, which benefited from the bossa nova cool of Seu Jorge, is still a bit of a surprise.
Reader comments on Paste's posting include venomous responses to Twilight's inclusion, as well as calls for I Heart Huckabees, The Whackness, Slumdog Millionaire, The Proposition, (500) Days of Summer, Thumbsucker, and Dan in Real Life. One sex-deprived individual even reminds everyone that, technically, the decade is from 2001–2010, so we are all jumping the gun.