Newest Major Reviews:.This Month's Most Popular Reviews: Best-Selling Albums:
. 1. Wonder Woman
2. POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales
3. Alien: Covenant
4. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
5. The Fate of the Furious
. . 1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
3. Titanic
4. Avatar
5. Nineteen Eighty-Four
6. Gladiator
7. Star Wars: A New Hope
8. Animal Farm
9. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
10. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
. . 1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2. Fantastic Beasts/Find Them
3. Willow
4. The Ghost and the Darkness
5. An American Tail
Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for November, 2007:





11/29/07A Civil Action: (Danny Elfman) - All New Filmtracks Review, Replacing a Donated Review
Buy it... if you are among the group of Danny Elfman fans that enjoyed the quirky rhythms and unconventional instrumental usages in the composer's late 1990's efforts.
Avoid it... if an Elfman score that treads dangerously close to Thomas Newman territory (of the same era) doesn't fit your desire for thematic and harmonic resonance.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


11/27/07Greatest Sci-Fi Hits IV: (Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you dig the fascinating perversion of hearing electric guitars and keyboards perform your favorite orchestral science-fiction themes.
Avoid it... if any album containing a rock song named after soundtrack record producer Ford A. Thaxton throws up a red flag for you.
Rating:*   Read the entire review


11/25/07Lonesome Dove: (Basil Poledouris) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you enjoy the folksy rhythms behind many of Basil Poledouris' dramatic and western-styled themes, and are interested in what's widely considered to be one of the top television scores of all time.
Avoid it... if you have difficulty appreciating conceptually large scores performed by small ensembles or you don't care for the subsequently related score for Quigley Down Under.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


11/23/07Wag the Dog: (Mark Knopfler) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you're a fan of Mark Knopfler's standard, extremely easy-going guitar performances and don't care about the other music in the film.
Avoid it... if you, like most people, are seeking any of the witty and clever Willie Nelson songs performed in the film itself.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


11/18/07The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King : (Howard Shore) - All New Review of Complete Set
Buy it... in the complete set if you are an audiophile or keep the original album in the front row of your collection.
Avoid it... in the complete set if you are satisfied with the 16-bit stereo sound of the original album and see no need for additional material or sound quality.
Rating:*****   Read the entire review


11/15/07Transformers: (Steve Jablonsky) - All New Review
Buy it... if every variation of Hans Zimmer's proven summer blockbuster sound pumps you up, for Steve Jablonsky's Transformers score is built on that extremely familiar foundation.
Avoid it... if you expect any connection between this music and the theme song and associated motifs heard in the classic cartoon and 1986 film score.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


11/13/07The Velocity of Gary: (Peitor Angell) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you took particular notice of an individual cue in the film or are specifically seeking a demo sampler of Peitor Angell's music.
Avoid it... if you detest 1970's blues, soul, and dance music, or expect a film score to have any sense of cohesion whatsoever.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


11/10/07Fields of Freedom: (Trevor Jones) - All New Review
Buy it... if you might enjoy measured variants of Trevor Jones' rhythmic styles from Dark City and Last of the Mohicans underlying the composer's typically respectful themes of broad scope.
Avoid it... if you maintain only a limited collection of Jones' scores, for most of the ideas in Fields of Freedom have been explored with more ambitious results in other efforts.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


11/5/07The Simpsons Movie: (Hans Zimmer, Various) - All New Review
Buy it... if you seek a musical souvenir from the concept, adapting Danny Elfman's theme into a parody style consistent with the current techniques of John Debney.
Avoid it... if you expect to hear much, if any, of Hans Zimmer's trademark sound.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


11/2/07Evan Almighty: (John Debney) - All New Review
Buy it... if you can forgive the temp-track following tendencies of John Debney and enjoy his massive religious overtones without analyzing their origins.
Avoid it... if Debney's more procedural scores, favoring predictability over creativity, don't provide enough entertainment on their own merits.
Rating:***   Read the entire review







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