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Listen: Exclusive Track From 'The Spectacular Now' Score By Rob Simonsen

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 29, 2013 at 11:00AM

In the midst of the summer blockbuster season, it may be hard to remember that a lot of really good movies are on the horizon, and one picture that made our honorable mentions roundup in our 2013: The Best Films Of The Year...So Far list was "The Spectacular Now," from "Smashed" director James Ponsoldt. And with the movie on the way, we've got an exclusive listen to one of the many winning elements of the film, the score by Rob Simonsen ("The Way Way Back," "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World").
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The Spectacular Now

In the midst of the summer blockbuster season, it may be hard to remember that a lot of really good movies are on the horizon, and one picture that made our honorable mentions roundup in our 2013: The Best Films Of The Year...So Far list was "The Spectacular Now," from "Smashed" director James Ponsoldt. And with the movie on the way, we've got an exclusive listen to one of the many winning elements of the film, the score by Rob Simonsen ("The Way Way Back," "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World").

Starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, "The Spectacular Now" follows the blossoming romance between Aimee (Woodley), and the popular yet aimless Sutter (Teller). As you'll hear in the track "Paper Route" from the score, Simonsen nicely captures the tenor of the film, which bounces from melancholy to something a bit lighter on its feet. It's a movie we called "a valuable and honest film that’s worth the investment," when we saw it at Sundance, and needless to say, it's one we recommend tracking down this summer.

"The Spectacular Now" opens on August 2nd, with the soundtrack arriving on digital outlets on July 30th. Full details for the release are below along with the exclusive listen of "Paper Route." 

"The Spectacular Now" Soundtrack Tracklist

01. My Name Is Sutter Keely
02. Paper Route
03. Sutter and Amy
04. Amy’s House
05. IM’ing Cassidy
06. Walk in the Trees
07. Turn It Around
08. Prom Flask
09. I Want To Call Him
10. Porch Talk
11. Drive to Dad’s
12. I Wasn’t Kicked Out, I Left
13. Waiting Room
14. Goodbye, Cassidy
15. Leaving Her
16. I’m a King
17. Towards an Unknown Future
18. Epictacular Then
19. In the Moment
20. It’s in the Air
Bonus Tracks:
21. Song for Zula – Phosphorescent
22. Baby (feat. Dâm-Funk) – Ariel Pink
23. Wakin’ On a Pretty Day – Kurt Vile

The Spectacular Now soundtrack cover

This article is related to: The Spectacular Now , Soundtrack, Rob Simonsen


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