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Sigur Ros' Jonsi created an original score for Cameron Crowe’s 2011 film, We Bought a ZooRolling Stone streams the soundtrack.

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Tom Waits

Tom Waits is featured in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers Of All Time list. In addition to his extraordinary career as a singer-songwriter, he collaborated with Crystal Gayle to create the original soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola's film One From the Heart. Waits received a nomination for Best Music Score at the Academy Awards. Here is a still of Waits from the film.

Yo La Tengo

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Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo created their first original score, titled The Sounds of the Sounds of Science, for several short documentaries shot underwater by Jean Jean Painlevé. The band went on to work on numerous film scores, such as JunebugGame 6, Old Joy and Shortbus, to name a few.

Peter Gabriel

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Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel has composed numerous scores for TV series and films.  Among his film scores is the music for The Last Temptation of Christ, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure and Birdy.

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