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Tron Legacy

Daft Punk

Tron Legacy

First film soundtrack from the French electronic duo

ADM rating[?]

7.0

Label
EMI
UK Release date
06/12/2010
  1. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    Delightfully and self- consciously cool in its dynamic fusion of dance and classical music. The result is one of the most original and exciting scores of 2010
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  2. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Daft Punk have finally proved that after all, they indeed are human. And it is a wondrous, spellbinding epiphany
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  3. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    When Daft Punk veer from their comfort zone, Legacy goes from being merely a great score to a fantastic one
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  4. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    As a movie, Tron: Legacy looks set to wow cinema-goers with its stunning visuals, but in the hands of Daft Punk, your ears are in for an equally amazing treat
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  5. 8.0 |   BBC

    Although not musically revolutionary, Tron: Legacy suggests the adrenaline rush of a black panther roaming nearby in the darkness, heard but not yet seen
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  6. 8.0 |   music OMH

    It might not give up its treasures immediately, but if you provide widescreen sound or a pair of expensive headphones, the sonic treats are considerable and mighty
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    It's as groundbreaking as it is spleen-shaking
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  8. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Although the range of instrumentation is significantly expanded beyond synthesizers and drum machines, the score retains the melodic precision that defines much of Daft Punk’s dance music
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  9. 8.0 |   State

    Many may have been waiting for something else, but get rid of the preconceptions and there’s a very fine soundtrack to enjoy here
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  10. 8.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    This is a textural work on the grandest of scales
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  11. 8.0 |   The Scotsman

    Even without the accompanying visual extravaganza, this is not an impoverished listening experience
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  12. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    It all functions fine as mood music, but that interchangeability — especially combined with the incredibly brief run times of its tracks — makes for a listening experience probably best appreciated on the big screen
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  13. 7.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    Perfectly captures the mood of the film, although it would still be an enjoyable listen without the cinematic context
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  14. 7.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Does the job it’s intended to do, and does it pretty well. As for its role in Daft Punk’s legacy, we’ll just have to wait and see
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  15. 7.0 |   Spin

    Disney's darkest achievement since the shooting of Bambi's mom
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  16. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    Something of a creative rebirth, and a very welcome one at that
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  17. 7.0 |   Clash

    As a debut attempt at writing music for an orchestra it’s an epic success
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  18. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Only a few tracks (most notably 'Derezzed') really see them let rip and declare “We’re Daft Punk, Mother F'ers!”
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  19. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    When the album is good, it is very, very good: Witness the epic downward spirals of “Fall”, the sharp sonic elbows of “Rinzler”
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  20. 6.0 |   Mojo

    The reference points are Vangelis and Jarre. Print edition only

  21. 6.0 |   Eye Weekly

    Daft Punk has always sounded like the future, but now, at least in the world of Tron, the future has finally caught up
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  22. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Tron is not the second coming of Daft; it is a canonical sound-bed first and a Daft Punk record very much second
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  23. 6.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    The fortunes of this soundtrack will ultimately rest with the success of the film but its brooding mix of old and new styles certainly wets your appetite to see it
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  24. 6.0 |   Uncut

    For once they look to be towing the line rather than drawing it anew. Print edition only

  25. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    It's hard not to feel a bit disappointed. As is so often the case with sci-fi, the future hasn't turned out quite as you might have hoped
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  26. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Legacy ultimately resembling a cross between the looming terror of The Thing and the implacable momentum of Assault On Precinct 13
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  27. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Way more Hans Zimmer than Homework
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  28. 5.5 |   Pitchfork

    Downright puny compared to the sheer joy that is "One More Time" or "Around the World"
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  29. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Daft Punk's cues for TRON: Legacy are safe, tamed, and domesticated
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  30. 4.0 |   Evening Standard

    A perfectly adequate effort on its own terms: if only those terms weren't quite so limited and limiting
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