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 "Brokeback   Mountain"

 "Get Rich or Die   Tryin' "

 "Elizabethtown"

 "Me and You And   Everyone We Know"

 "Thumbsucker"

 "The Matador"


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Unless you're into oboes, arias and John Williams, a great soundtrack is the cinematic equivalent of a hip, thoughtful friend's mixtape. It's something you'd pop in the CD player while driving that winding back road or that rain-slick, nighttime city street — music that makes you feel like you might just be in a movie yourself.

Fortunately, 2005 featured more than a few great soundtracks and scores. Here we pay tribute to some of our favorites. (Of course, we suspect you have a few words on the subject, too, and we urge you to debate, rant, rave and otherwise weigh in with your thoughts.)

Finally, a note on "Walk the Line": That the soundtrack isn't mentioned in the picks below has absolutely nothing to do with 1) the film's excellence or 2) the fact that the soundtrack's label, Wind-Up Records, boldly chose to release the Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon versions of songs made famous by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. That said, we urge anyone who, inexplicably, still does not yet own Cash's At Folsom Prison to go buy it. Right now. It's not a soundtrack, of course; instead, it's a collection of heartfelt, hair-raising songs that not only entertain, but deepen our appreciation of one of 2005's most remarkable movies.


FIRST UP: Kurt Loder on 'Brokeback Mountain.'
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