What are the best 90s movie soundtracks?

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    #1Trainspotting - The Original Movie Soundtrack

    Trainspotting - The Original Movie Soundtrack

    Trainspotting was an iconic movie from the 90s that was a banner for its generation. Telling the story of a bunch of junkies in a low neighborhood of Edinburg in the 90s that decide to steal money from a heroin dealer to start a new life. As a movie that portraits a generation, music takes a key role in the movie. The soundtrack is a sample of British music in the mid-90s with a special focus in clubbing scene and late Britpop mixed with some classics that influenced the scene. We can hear music by bands like Underworld, Blur, Iggy Pop, Leftfield, Primal Scream or Pulp.

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    Joe Weber
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Trainspotting has a fantastic soundtrack, and it really showcases some of the great punk rock hits of the 1980s and 1990s. It includes hits from Iggy Pop (who features quite prominently in the movie), Pulp, and Underworld, among others. While it is a fantastic soundtrack, this caters to only those interested in punk rock music of the 90s."
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    #2Singles - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    Singles - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    Singles by Cameron Crowe was a movie about being single in a city like Seattle, a classic rom-com plot, but what made this city an icon of an era was that it took place in Seattle in the early 90's. In one line: the city that made Grunge. Its soundtrack, selected by its own director, Cameron Crowe a music journalist in the Rolling Stone magazine, included a selection of music anthems by the most iconic grunge bands of the era, like Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam with songs like Breath and State of Love and Trust, never released on record, Smashing Pumpkins, Screaming Trees, Mother Love Bone, Soundgarden and other classic musicians like Jimi Hendrix, born and raised in Seattle, and the ex-Replacements Paul Westerberg. The soundtrack of an era.

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    Humberto Pacheco
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Being a big sucker for just about anything related to the 90's, I can't help but this give this solution a thumbs up! I think there is a great selection of bands to represent this respected era and I honestly would have no problem jamming to the tunes here at the gym!"
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    #3Pulp Fiction - Original Movie Soundtrack

    Pulp Fiction - Original Movie Soundtrack

    The second movie by Quentin Tarantino made music an important part in the movie, rediscovering old groups and old bands along with contemporary ones that made music with the spirit of the movie. Pulp Fiction put the light on Urge Overkill, with the song Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon and made Misirlou by the surf rocker Dick Dale a hit of the 90s.

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    Brittany Watkins
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "What can I say? The cool music is mixed in with bits of dialogue from the film. People walk into my office thinking I am a square, and then they hear..."And I will strike thee down with Furiuos Anger...Bang Bang Bang!". Oh well. I had to have the music just so it would not play again and again in my head. I bought this on suggestion from the website when I went to buy Kill Bill. I am glad I did. It makes a great set, and it has different music I would not normally buy. I like to play it in the car so it feels like I am in the movie. The box was new(?), and the CD plays without flaws."
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    #4Reality Bites - Original Movie Soundtrack

    Reality Bites - Original Movie Soundtrack

    Reality Bites was a movie that tried to define the mood and the feeling of Generation X. So its soundtrack was full of music of that era, the early and mid-nineties, a time where alt-rock, indie-rock and grunge were at the top. You can find bands like Dinosaur Jr., The Juliana Hatfield Three, The Posies, The Posies, but also the 80's classic from The Knack, My Sharona that lived a second life thanks to the soundtrack. 

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    Linda Zheng
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "I LOVE 90s movie soundtracks. I'm a huge soundtrack buff. I especially love Reality Bites - Original Movie Soundtrack. It's an awesome movie and has an amazing soundtrack. The bands that play defined the generation. It's a soundtrack I listen to all the time. Definitely check it out!"
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    #5Romeo and Juliet - Original Movie Soundtrack

    Romeo and Juliet - Original Movie Soundtrack

    The second movie by the Australian director Baz Luhrmann was a postmodern exercise of style that readapted the classical story by William Shakespeare in the modern world of the 90s. As the movie showed the love story of two teenagers in opposite mafia families, music took an important place to describe the era and the mood of the movie trying to appeal to young viewers. Famous bands of the 90s like Garbage, Radiohead, The Wannadies, The Cardigans or Butthole Surfers were included making the soundtrack a top seller.

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    Jordan Carter
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "For a 90's era soundtrack this has to be the choice. Encompassing everything that was edgy and delightful about the era, R & J nailed it with tracks from the likes of Radiohead, Butthole Surfers and The Wannadies."
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    #6Empire Records - Original Soundtrack Music

    Empire Records - Original Soundtrack Music

    Music is always a key element on coming of age movies like this. Empire Records tells the story of a bunch of youngsters that work at a record store and would do anything to stop the store from being sold to a large chain. In the soundtrack, we can find a selection of music from the 90s that define the time of the movie and showing how was the music back then. You could find iconic bands and songs from the 90s like Gin Blossoms, Better than Ezra, The Cranberries, Evan Dando, Toad the Wet Sprocket and many more.

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    Daniel Lewis
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Only covers one movie. Would prefer at least a greatest hits or multiple."
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    #7Clueless - Original Movie Soundtrack

    Clueless - Original Movie Soundtrack

    Clueless was a high school movie with a twist. Instead of focusing on the geek-nerd life it centered around the posh and popular girls. Alicia Silverstone, one of the 90s iconic actresses, was the lead star in this version of Emma from Jane Austen, and of course, in a high school movie, music took an important role. Here we can find some of the music that was at the peak of its popularity in the mid-90s with bands like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, World Party, Radiohead, Counting Crows, Supergrass or Coolio. 

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    Cynthia Aguilar
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "This soundtrack is the epitome of 90s music. It has loads of songs that everyone growing up in the 90s will recognize and is sing-a-long worthy on long car rides or in the shower."
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