The 10 best film soundtracks of 2021

10. ‘Rows and Towers’ is especially unsettling, while ‘Music Box’ updates Philip Glass’ original Candyman theme and makes the film less like a Gothic romance by bending it out of shape, with fragmented electronics that brace you for terror. Sitting somewhere between funky and avant-garde, the film’s jazz-inflected score uses rapid drums which sound like machine gun fire (‘Rooftop’), and swaggering saxophone (‘The Inflated Tear’) to mirror characters who are hunted one minute and treated like kings the next. This is playful experimentation from a master eager to try something…