As my adoration of “Once” continues, I’m happy to report that the Oscar win for “Falling Slowly” has sent the movie’s soundtrack to the top of the sales charts on iTunes and Amazon.com over the last couple days. I wouldn’t be surprised if “Once” ends up being the top album in the country on Billboard’s next sales chart.
That’s right. THE TOP ALBUM IN THE COUNTRY. Unbelievable. It’s such a great feeling when a deserving underground phenomenon becomes a mainstream hit.
I’m happy the soundtrack is selling well, since I think most casual movie goers will respond better to the soundtrack than the actual movie. I loved the movie, but I could see how its loose structure and slow pace could turn off mainstream movie goers. If you’re looking for the antidote to Broadway musicals, you’ll love “Once,” but if you’re expecting an indie-rock Broadway musical, you’ll be disappointed.
Do you prefer the “Once” movie or just the soundtrack?