In these indices, you will find comprehensive and comparative information about each review at
Filmtracks. Categorized by age and type, the listings are automatically updated upon the addition of
new content to Filmtracks or, in the case of the statistics for each review, every night. The "Classic"
category includes reviews of scores from the Golden and Silver Ages of Hollywood, while the "Modern"
category includes those from the Bronze and Digital Ages. Due to the complexity of the index format, a
legend is provided on each page to explain the abbreviations and codes used.
All of the reviews at Filmtracks are written by the site's editor (learn more about
him and the site in general
); as of 2009, all reviews donated by visitors over the first ten years
of the site's existence were replaced with editorial content. Each review is rated on a five-star
scale (full stars only), with the almighty FRISBEE
for the most insufferable soundtracks in existence. Accompanying the reviews is a range of auxiliary
information that is standard for every review at the site, including track listings, cover art,
credits, and, with the exception of some compilations, audio samples hand selected to support arguments
made in the review.
The organization of the reviews is by film. This means that each review page is dedicated to a film or
a television show rather than a score. By utilizing this format, Filmtracks can feature information
about multiple scores (and usually rejected ones) for the same production in a single review. The
application of the opinion in those reviews, however, focuses on the merits of the music as it is heard
on album. Since it is impossible for Filmtracks to view every film for which it reviews a score, and
because the albums are the commercial products under consideration by readers for purchase, this is the
only logical method (despite its downsides) of covering the music.
For mainstream readers, it's important to remember that Filmtracks covers original scores, and not song
compilations inspired by movies. To be eligible for a review at this site, an album must contain
original score material in at least 50% of its tracks or at a minimum of twenty minutes in length.
Reviews of concerts and other music related on the periphery to film scores are occasionally provided as
As always, errors in coverage do occur. If you encounter an error in any of Filmtracks' reviews (or
supporting content), please contact the site
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corrections are always warmly appreciated, no matter how dumb or funny the mistake may be. Making fun
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the posting IP address. Feedback about the opinions, in either case, is always encouraged.