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'We Bought a Zoo' Soundtrack

We Bought A Zoo After using several Sigur Rós songs in 2001's Vanilla Sky, Cameron Crowe hired the Icelandic band's elfin frontman, Jónsi, to score...We Bought A ZooSoundtracks After using several Sigur Rós songs in 2001's Vanilla Sky, Cameron Crowe hired the Icelandic band's elfin frontman, Jónsi, to score...2011-12-07
Jonsi | 'ZOO' TUNES Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi populates the Crowe's score with swooning orchestral arrangements

'ZOO' TUNES Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi populates the Crowe's score with swooning orchestral arrangements (Wendy Redfern/Getty Images)

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We Bought A Zoo

Genre: Soundtracks; Lead Performer: Various Artists

After using several Sigur Rós songs in 2001’s Vanilla Sky, Cameron Crowe hired the Icelandic band’s elfin frontman, Jónsi, to score his latest. The resulting soundtrack for We Bought a Zoo — thick with multitracked vocals, plaintive piano, and swooning orchestral arrangements by classical-music hotshot Nico Muhly — feels more or less indistinguishable from a Sigur Rós album, though Jónsi does flash a refreshingly frisky side on ”Gathering ­Stories,” which he co-wrote with Crowe. B

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