The Score

The Score

The film composer Hans Zimmer once said that he didn’t write music to tell you what to feel, only that it was time to feel. And as the culture continues to move away from the dominance of the orchestra, scores—for movies, television, and streaming alike—are covering more emotional and stylistic ground than ever, absorbing elements of electronic and pop music in ways that further enrich the interplay between image and sound. With that in mind, here’s a rolling playlist focusing on the best music being written for screens big and small, with a few old favorites thrown in to anchor it. Our editors update selections here weekly, so if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

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