We posted a lot of original thinking and news about 300, so what better choice for today's playlist pick than the soundtrack, which was composed by Tyler Bates and produced by Zack Snyder. "My intent," Bates said, "was to stay true to the inspiration of the film and that of the Spartans' freedom and will. The greatest challenge was to bead a musical thread throughout the film's ever-changing landscape of visual art, while sustaining its epic and emotional qualities. I had to approach it in a style as inventive as the film itself." Of the Bates' score, Snyder said, "It moves the film into mythology, cauterizing the images as you view them, making them something they could never be alone."