Ten years after Cameron Crowe included several songs by Icelandic band Sigur Rós in Vanilla Sky, the director turned to band frontman Jónsi to write the entire score for his new project, We Bought a Zoo. Though we won’t know until December 23 exactly how the movie turned out (well, unless you caught one of those sneak screenings like that lucky bastard Germain did), the full soundtrack from the film is available for streaming right now.

The album won’t actually go on sale until December 13, but if you start listening now you’ll have plenty of time to decide whether or not you want to shell out that $10.99. Spoiler alert: If you like Jónsi and Sigur Rós, you probably will. Get a taste after the jump.

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After a six year hiatus, Cameron Crowe is about to come back in a big way with three films released in five months: The music documentaries Pearl Jam Twenty and The Union as well as the narrative film, We Bought A Zoo. Like all of his previous films, though, these are singular stories. Crowe’s never been much of as a sequel guy. However, during the annual Television Critics Association press tour, when asked if he’d ever do a sequel to Say Anything, Crowe said the following:

I do kind of think there might be another chapter to that. I’ve thought about it from time to time, and talked to John Cusack about it. Lloyd Dobler might be back. It’s the only thing I’ve written that I would consider doing that with.

Can he possibly be serious? After the jump, read more about that as well as his choice of composer on We Bought a Zoo, Sigur Ros member Jonsi. Read More »

Jón ‘Jónsi’ Þór Birgisson, guitarist and frontman for the Icelandic band Sigur Ros, is about the last person I would have expected to provide a song for a DreamWorks Animation family film. But there was Jónsi’s song ‘Sticks and Stones’ in the middle of How to Train Your Dragon. Now there’s a video for the OScar-eligible track built out of footage from the film, and you can watch it after the break. Read More »