What You Will Hear: Peppy & optimistic: orchestra, vibes, bells, synth, sax, and a number of rare instrumentations. All with a 70’s cool vibe.
Standout Tracks: Bundle of Joy, Team Building, Nomanisone Island/National Movers, First Day of School, Down In The Dumps, Dream A Little Nightmare, We Can Still Stop Her, Tears of Joy, Rainbow Flyer, Chasing Down Sadness, Joy Turns to Sadness/A Growing Personality, The Joy of Credits
Will You Be Humming Along? Most definitely – the main theme is going to stick with you. The secondary themes are just as enjoyable.
The score this makes me want to dust off: Bee Movie – Rupert Gregson-Williams and Catch Me If You Can – John Williams
Will I come back to it? Yes – want to hear why? Just listen to the first two tracks. Both center around Giacchino’s delightful main theme, but each exists in one of the two main tonal colors used throughout the film. The first is light and airy, filled with wonder. The second is playful but more driving (I half expect to see a 1960’s starlet prancing around a beach in Morocco). The entire score effortlessly switches between wonderment and total goofiness. Listening to this score, I get the impression that everyone involved had quite a unified idea when it came to this film's identity and voice. I think the reviews agree. Keep in mind that my listening experience was out of context, but I feel confident in saying that the score is a huge part of the film's (expected) consistency. The soundscape is unique and perfect for the atmosphere of Inside Out, and the music is a blast all on it's own, as well. What an amazingly happy finale to Giacchino's summer.