Tron: Legacy - Daft Punk
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  • Summary: The Grammy award-winning electronic dance duo--and their masked identities portraying them as man-machines--make a logical pairing to score the soundtrack of the innovative science fiction film.
  • Record Label: Disney / Walt Disney
  • Genre(s): Electronic, House, Electronica, Pop/Rock, Club/Dance, Soundtracks, Stage & Screen, Left-Field House, Progressive House
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Dec 7, 2010
    90
    Tron: Legacy is a remarkable reminder of how electronic music can equal the emotional nuance and resonance of any ballad, torch song or symphonic pop track.
  2. Dec 7, 2010
    80
    That Daft Punk achieved this career highlight with Tron Legacy is yet another example of the duo's adaptable form, and a sign that there is still uncharted territory beneath those helmets.
  3. Jan 11, 2011
    80
    By blending past and present (and future), Daft Punk has created an album that speaks not only to the movie it scores, but also to the evolution of music that has allowed them to create the album in the first place.
  4. Dec 7, 2010
    70
    That Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter would score Tron: Legacy seems destined.
  5. Dec 13, 2010
    70
    For all of its familiar traces, this soundtrack offers little more than 22 pleasant teasers to distract die-hards until the duo undergo a proper reboot.
  6. Jan 3, 2011
    60
    Daft Punk have done their homework, and there's enough here to suggest that, with a bit of debugging, they'll have no problem hitting all the right buttons next time.
  7. Dec 7, 2010
    50
    It's all too clear Disney wanted the cachet, not the daft nor the punk. Trick yourselves into thinking the robots are twisting some radical new spin on the form if you wish, but I'm logging off now.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Dec 8, 2010
    10
    A brilliant soundscape that blends perfectly with the movie. While their past work has always left me feeling a bit underwhelmed, they've really shown real ability as composers with Tron: Legacy. Who knew techno and orchestral could work this well together? Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is one of the best Orchestral-Electronic-crossover-soundtrack I have ever heard.
    Starting with "The Grid" as the "real" Intro to this soundtrack the motives are always appear in many variations through the CD. Highlights: The Son of Flynn, End Of Line, Derezzed, Solar Sailer, TRON Legacy
    It's great to hear the teamwork of Daft Punk and Joseph Trapanese was successful.
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  3. Dec 9, 2010
    10
    We all know Daft Punk for their amazing house music, style, live performances and for producing songs that were considered essential in the French house scene. However this is their first time producing a soundtrack, and it is a true work of musical genius. It was surprising to hear such brilliance on musical ability. Don't get me wrong, their music is amazing but this confirms their abilities because first of all it is a different area for the duo and style. Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski and music supervisor Jason Bentley made a great decision when they requested the duo to compose the film score. Daft Punk went all out on this soundtrack, and their hard work and genius produced an amazing sound-scape that will match the movie's uniqueness and darkness. Daft Punk's score was arranged and orchestrated by Joseph Trapanese. For two years the band collaborated with him on the score. In the end was the music that will make this movie a success and block buster. On another note this film score reminds us of the beauty that arises from mixing electronic and classical music. What makes this soundtrack so powerful is the emotion it conveys and delight it brings to the ears. It is extremely moving, captivating and inspirational to the lister. It offers the movie a personality, one that is dark yet moving, ambient and omnipresent. With the multi-layered classical ambiances and electronic feel, Daft Punk is sure to be remembered for their genius and spell bounding music. Expand
  4. Oct 5, 2011
    10
    Daft Punk really out did themselves on this one. The album feels like a story without the context of Tron. I enjoyed almost every song on this album. Great music for everyone on their stone hustle and flow. Expand
  5. Jan 2, 2011
    9
    Overall, a brilliant album. I went into the movie without knowing they did the soundtrack. The whole time, I was thinking this movies all right; but the soundtrack is great! The music truly reflects the visuals of the film and it is above par for any soundtrack out there. The french duo seem to take classics such as "Lux Aeterna" composed by Clint Mansell, and expound on the core elements of the track. Taking symphonic and electronic to a convergence; truly blending the two genres in a way that demands your attention. Expand
  6. Aug 17, 2013
    9
    Who better to compose the music for one of the most visually appealing movies in recent history than the French electronic music duo Daft Punk? Their last record, Human After All, may not have been as good as their fans myself included hoped for, yet I hadn’t lost any interest in them and was pumped to hear what they’ve created for Tron: Legacy. Not unexpectedly, a lot of the tracks are working as underlying instrumentation of the movie and aren’t such huge euphoric songs. However, every single one of them is unique and worthy to listen to on its own. And to make the album even more exciting, we have outstanding hymns la Derezzed, The Son of Flynn, Outlands, End of Line, or the orchestral masterpiece Adagio for Tron. Maybe even more fantastic are the beginning and the ending of the album Overture and Tron Legacy (End Titles), two gems that make it absolutely legitimate to name Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo the Mozart and Beethoven of our generation. Even if you disliked the movie, this soundtrack is one of the best musical backgrounds any movie has had in cinema history and one of the best work Daft Punk has done in their career. Hats off! Expand
  7. Dec 10, 2010
    5
    One word; disappointing. Daft Punk are capable of so much better, but they seem reliant on past glories as we tick over the 5th year since the duo have produced anything substantial. Here they channel everyone else but themselves; Wagner, Zimmer, Elfman, Gregson-Williams, Vangelis. But the imitation is weak, and ultimately getting Daft Punk on board feels entirely pointless. Expand

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