David Raksin

David Raksin Conducts His Great Film Scores

1975

Film Score

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Best known by the time of his death in 2004 and still today for his haunting theme to the film noir classic Laura (1944), this re-recorded collection of score material conducted by the Oscar-nominated composer himself features expressive performances by the New Philharmonic Orchestra. Originally released in 1975, it includes "Laura" as well as highlights from the historical adventure Forever Amber (1947) and film-industry melodrama The Bad and the Beautiful (1952).

- Marcy Donelson

NAILS

You Will Never Be One of Us

June 17, 2016

Death Metal

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The third studio full-length from the Oxnard, California-based powerviolence/grindcore unit closely mirrors Nails' previous offerings, delivering forehead-melting blastbeats, whammy bar-induced audio grand mal seizures, and lyrics that target the sickly sweet spot between apoplectic and hopeless.

- James Monger