We Bought A Zoo (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
by Various Artists
Released: Dec 2011
Back in 2001, director Cameron Crowe featured the music of Sigur Ros in Vanilla Sky. A decade later, he recruits the band's frontman to compose the soundtrack for We Bought a Zoo. Some of it sounds beamed in from another planet, as glistening keyboards cuddle with Jonsi's lullaby coos and otherworldly drones. A few are brought down to Earth with elegant poignancy ("Ævin Endar"), while others burst with buoyant playfulness -- these mostly come from Jonsi's 2010 album Go, including "Go Do," "Boy Lilikoi" and "Sinking Friendships," plus the new track "Gathering Stories," co-written by Crowe.