The nominations for the Golden Globes are out. That time of the year when we allow people whom we do not know to decide for the world what counts as the best films of the year.
A few things caught my eye. One of them is the nominations for Best Original Score:
Michael Brook, Kaki King, Eddie Vedder, Into the Wild;
Clint Eastwood, Grace Is Gone;
Alberto Iglesias, The Kite Runner;
Dario Marianelli, Atonement;
Howard Shore, Eastern Promises.
How did Kaki King sneak in there without my notice? And it's for the soundtrack of Into the Wild?
I find myself slowly warming to the Into the Wild soundtrack, which has Eddie Vedder (remember Pearl Jam?) playing a variety of acoustic instruments over 11 short tracks. He also covers Indio's "Hard Sun," which also features backing vocals by Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker. (Did I mention I love Sleater-Kinney?)
This soundtrack is screaming my name. But never just take my word for it. Play the Youtube "official video" for "Hard Sun" and judge for yourself:
I love Eddie Vedder's clear, strong vocals on this track. The album will be playing on repeat for a while.