Released: December 9, 2016
Accompanying the hit 2016 film, La La Land’s original motion picture soundtrack is revolutionary jazz that appeals to listeners of all ages.
As Emma Stone remarks in the movie, many people think of jazz as something you hear in elevators or the background music of a fancy house party. This album invites new energy into the genre.
The first notes from the piano on “Another Day of Sun” will capture the listener and shows the promise of the magic about to come. Add Benj Pasek & Justin Paul’s incredibly honest lyrics to Justin Hurwitz’s score and it’s perfection.
While not the strongest of vocalists, both Stone and Ryan Gosling bring their raw abilities to the songs. You can hear the fun they have performing the songs together, especially in “City of Stars.”
Final say: The score will blow your mind. ★★★★★