Honor roll: Pop albums

Each of these Pop albums has received at least one award nomination. They are ranked by honors received.

Album:Anna Karenina: Original Music from the Motion Picture

Anna Karenina: Original Music from the Motion Picture

Dario Marianelli

There are several themes in the score of Anna Karenina: sometimes appearing alone, often intersecting, their paths running alongside for a while. Those paths are shared by the characters in the story as they walk towards or away from convention, pretence, happiness, guilt, love, fun, and even truth.

In a very important sense, the musical motifs do not represent the characters themselves I prefer to think of them as spirits, perhaps demons, unseen, signposting the way, or simply bearing witness to the events.

Most of the action, in our version of Tolstoy’s novel, takes place in an abandoned theatre, upon or around a stage—a symbol of the make-believe life of the Russian aristocracy at the end of the 19th century. Having convention and pretence confined within the boundaries of an old theatre, hints of course to another life, one that must exist somewhere outside the confines of…[more]

Album:Lincoln: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Lincoln: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

John Williams

In a career spanning almost six decades, John Williams has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the history of motion pictures. Winner of twenty-one Grammy® Awards, four Golden Globe® Awards and five Academy Awards®, Williams is easily the most recognized composer working in film today. He has a long association with Steven Spielberg, composing music for all but two of Spielberg’s feature films, most recently on the Academy Award®-nominated scores for The Adventures of Tintin and Warhorse.

Album:Skyfall: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Skyfall: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Thomas Newman

The Skyfall motion picture soundtrack features original score music by Thomas Newman. Newman is one of the most respected and recognized composers for modern film. He has scored over fifty feature films in a career which spans nearly three decades.

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