An adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, Inherent Vice, is set in the tail end of the psychedelic '60s and stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin and Owen Wilson. In addition to nine compositions by Jonny Greenwood, the soundtrack features "Spooks," an unreleased Radiohead tune performed by members of Supergrass, as well as other recordings from the movie's era. Additional performers include The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Neil Young, Can, and The Marketts, among others.
This is the third Anderson film that Greenwood has scored. Their previous collaborations include the critically praised soundtrack for 2007's Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood and 2012's The Master, both released by Nonesuch. Rolling Stone said of The Master that its "visual poetry is matched by Jonny Greenwood's haunting, hypnotic score." The New Yorker described the music as "rich and inventive." The Times of London exclaimed: "Jonny Greenwood's score is superb." Of the There Will Be Blood score, the Boston Globe noted that the "squealing, cicada-like strings of...Popcorn Superhet Receiver masterfully evoke the film's apocalyptic vision of the West."
All Tracks Composed by Jonny Greenwood, except "Vitamin C" by Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt, Holger Schuering, and Kenji Suzuki; "Here Comes the Ho-Dads," by Joseph Saraceno; "Spooks," by Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Philip Selway, and Thom Yorke; "Les Fleur," by Richard Rudolph and Charles Stepney; "Sukiyaki," by Rokusuke Ei and Hachidai Nakamura; "Journey Through the Past," by Neil Young; "Simba," by Les Baxter; and "Any Day Now," by Burt Bacharach and Bob Hilliard.