I like many have been eagerly awaiting the release of this movie which I believe will cement Mr. Gosling as a movie icon of this generation. As a film soundtrack junky I've been disappointed over the years with the lackluster effort of most film soundtracks. I miss the heyday of the movie soundtrack during the 80s when either the film score (Vangelis, Moroder) or compilation of popular songs carried the film as much as the story-line did.
I've spent some time streaming this online and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the score composed by Cliff Martinez (formerly of red hot chili peppers) and selection of stand alone tracks. I think this will only intensify the buzz surrounding the story, directing and I'm sure, great performances of this upcoming film.