The Son of Flynn (From "TRON: Legacy"/Score)
Label: Walt Disney Records
Listeners expecting one more "One More Time" or "Robot Rock" may be surprised by Daft Punk's soundtrack to the 2010 sequel to Tron. Their score to the cyber-thriller doesn't forgo the synthesizers entirely, but they're folded into conventional orchestral beds, heavy on swelling strings and obvious drama. Occasionally, an electronic passage will recall Tangerine Dream's arpeggiated fantasias, but for the most part they follow the lead of Wendy Carlos' similarly hybrid score for the original Tron, locking electronic experimentation within a familiar Hollywood frame.