Playlist of Great Instrumental Music from Films and TV Shows

I have a few more substantive posts in mind that I have yet to get to, but since the semester has started, the likelihood of those surfacing any time soon has diminished. So in the meantime, here’s a playlist of instrumental film or TV music that I’ve listened to for the past 2+ years, primarily when I decide I need a little help focusing on the reading or writing in front of me. Note that the current list has some more recent titles, as I’ve added and removed tracks as time has passed.

Five highlights from this list:

  1. “Pacific Rim (feat. Tom Morello),” Ramin Djawadi, Pacific Rim.

  2. “‘24’ Theme,” Sean Callery, 24.

  3. “Noah Visits,” James Newton Howard, The Village.

  4. “Wander My Friends,” Bear McCreary, Battlestar Galactica - Season One.

  5. “The Avengers,” Alan Silvestri, The Avengers.

Rob Nguyen