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  1. Young Sherlock Holmes - Bruce Broughton

    This is so very entertaining, even at nearly 90 minutes long. This is the only Broughton expansion I don't regret buying. A solid 4 star score, and some killer cues at the end.
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  2. NP: EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING - Ludwig Goransson

    First listen. Wasn't he the guy that scored CREED a couple years ago? This is a very different style. It's mostly pleasant, kind of twinkly, and not terribly noteworthy so far, though i'm just halfway through. The highlight for me so far is "Ocean Photographs."
  3. NP: Batman: The Animated Series (1992) - Shirley Walker
    Episodes: On Leather Wings & The Last Laugh

    This is a wonderful musical bridge between Elfman's (and Walker's) and Goldenthal's work. I also love Walker's score for "Mask of the Phantasm".

    Volker
    What’s all that nonsense talk about dark matter or dark energy? We know perfectly well, what it is that binds the galaxy together.
  4. christopher wrote
    NP: EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING - Ludwig Goransson

    First listen. Wasn't he the guy that scored CREED a couple years ago? This is a very different style. It's mostly pleasant, kind of twinkly, and not terribly noteworthy so far, though i'm just halfway through. The highlight for me so far is "Ocean Photographs."


    He did do the amazing Creed, gonna listen to it soon. Though I'm expecting it will be more fluffy than Creed wink
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  5. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Daniel Pemberton)

    Didn't like it. At first it sounded fresh (though it used the style from The Man From UNCLE) but it just kept repeating the same ideas. Plus where's the time you got a theme to memorize the score with? Back in the days we were always bitching about the fact the theme wasn't special or good, now you ought to be glad you get one. Again one of those scores that just brings style over substance, but I won't remember the score by it. Too bad considering Pemberton has done alright with me (for now)
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      CommentAuthorCaliburn
    • CommentTime1 day ago
    I am listening to it as well at the moment. Still need to make up my mind about it. It is interesting though.
  6. Alien Covenant (Jed Kurzel)

    Well, if your material needs to be interesting when someone else's his music (or theme) needs to play, then you're in trouble. The first part pays homage to Alien of Goldsmith, but the second part is (I suppose) mostly him. And that's far less interesting. "Cargo Lift" is perhaps the most exciting track, but when I couldn't even remember track 22 (Alien Covenant Theme) then it was clear as hell. No way am I gonna listen to this again, if I have lots of other Alien(s) scores to choose from instead.
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  7. I'm just finishing ALIEN COVENANT. It's not one I plan to return to, either.
  8. Jerry Goldsmith - Islands in the Steram

    Haven't heard this one for years.

    It's one I plan to return to.
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  9. MARIE CURIE - Bruno Coulais

    Like most of Coulais's work, this doesn't do anything for me. It's there. It's fine I guess. Stuff is happening. It's a little weird.
  10. Collage - James Horner

    This is such an amazingly well put together release. It's an emotional journey through the essence of the composer, of the man's sound and his ability and desire to touch our hearts. I for one am happy that this turned out to be his true final release. The two tracks of 'First in Flight' are amazingly from 2012 when I honestly thought it would've been from his more prolific period of the late 90s, which was chock-full of emotional scores. The 'Legends of the Fall' suite is gorgeous as expected, as is Wolf Totem, which to me is a bit underwhelming as a score, but this luckily holds the sublime finale cue. And I adore the two final suites... first the action-packed Aliens, which is sufficiently different from the original recording, yet still fresh and tremendously exciting and then the lengthy Collage in six parts (which I edited together in one single cue). A fun suite which revisits his trademark motifs from the early days.

    A FANTASTIC ALBUM IMHO. cool lick love
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTime1 day ago
    The Man with the Golden Gun - JBa

    Not one of his finest Bond scores of course, but nor is it as weak as seems to be generally taken as read. Lots of fun. (And while the film is very silly, "that" stunt is still the most amazing one I've ever seen in a film.)
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTime1 day ago edited
    Southall wrote
    The Man with the Golden Gun - JBa

    Not one of his finest Bond scores of course, but nor is it as weak as seems to be generally taken as read. Lots of fun. (And while the film is very silly, "that" stunt is still the most amazing one I've ever seen in a film.)


    It is a brilliant stunt, one of the very best ever. JB later said he regretted adding the slide-whistle. IMO it is Barry's weakest Bond score though not without its moments.
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  11. NP: Alien Covenant (2017) - Jed Kurtzel

    This is a big step up from Streitenfeld's Prometheus. As has been said, the first halve is a homage to Goldsmith's original score. Kurtzel succeeds here, even if he relies a bit too heavy on the famous main theme. I also like much of his own less melodic material. I'm curious to appreciate the score in context.
    An atmospheric score that nicely blends into the franchise's heritage.

    Volker
    What’s all that nonsense talk about dark matter or dark energy? We know perfectly well, what it is that binds the galaxy together.
  12. NP: Terminator 2 - Judgement Day (1992) - Brad Fiedel

    The recently released remaster of the original soundtrack album. It sounds great but I cannot compare it to the Varese release because I never owned it. This seems to be a somewhat easier listening experience than the score of the original film. This re-release closes a gap in my collection and it nicely complements the remastered Terminator album by Milan.

    Volker
    What’s all that nonsense talk about dark matter or dark energy? We know perfectly well, what it is that binds the galaxy together.
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTime9 hours ago
    Is there much point remastering a synth score? I've always wondered this. I wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
  13. As a long time collector of electronic music I can assure you that there is much point in remastering it. Until digital recoding showed up synthesizers were recorded on analogue tape same as every other music. Hence you can achieve as much improvement in sound quality as you can with any other analogue recording.
    Maybe Terminator 2 was already recorded digitally. That I don't know.
    What’s all that nonsense talk about dark matter or dark energy? We know perfectly well, what it is that binds the galaxy together.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTime3 hours ago
    Inception Hans

    One of the most influential scores of recent times, and one of the best.
  14. Southall wrote
    One of the most influential scores of recent times

    Indubitably.

    Southall wrote
    and one of the best.

    Dubitably.
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTime2 hours ago
    yeah
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTime2 hours ago
    if I'd gone to a top 100 in that thread I did a few years ago Hans would have made it with a few scores and Inception would have been one, it's a bloody great score.
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