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Mikael Wood
December 07, 2011 AT 05:00 AM EST

We Bought a Zoo

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Various Artists
genre
Soundtracks

We gave it a B

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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