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Suicide Squad
(2016)
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Composed and Produced by:
Steven Price

Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Orchestrated by:
David Butterworth
Jennifer Hammond

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
WaterTower Music
(August 8th, 2016)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release. A vinyl score release was also made available.
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Buy it... if you approve of the dark Hans Zimmer and Tom Holkenborg style of writing for the DC Comics cinematic universe but seek a more flamboyantly stylish rendering of that general sound.

Avoid it... if you demand functional substance behind the style in your blockbuster hero scores, Suicide Squad living up to Steven Price's established keen sense of sonic texture but fumbling the potential of its themes and motifs.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,829
WRITTEN 12/3/16
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Suicide Squad: (Steven Price) Somewhere between the explosive financial success of the DC Comics super-villain spin-off Suicide Squad and the election of Donald J. Trump as the President of the United States came the proof in 2016 that people apparently don't care about measured substance as long as the angry glitz factor in their lives is cranked to the max. The "extended DC universe" of films inspired originally by filmmaker Zack Snyder was affirmed by the immense returns for Suicide Squad despite widespread critical disdain and clear storytelling weaknesses, literally countless cinematic ventures involving individual characters of the universe slated to appear in their own films later in the 2010's . In Suicide Squad, a number of villains in the universe are newly introduced to audiences as they are assembled by the usual shadowy government entities to fight together against some common threat to humanity. In return for their services, which, in this case, involve chasing down the archeologist-turned-sorceress trying to punish mankind for some personal offense, their prison sentences will be reduced. As expected, backstories are slim on depth and allegiances are tested constantly. The only really intriguing point of interest in the story is the odd love affair between the Joker and Harley Quinn; otherwise, the script was pretty universally bashed. Director David Ayer returned to composer Steven Price for the score for Suicide Squad having enjoyed some perceived success together on 2014's Fury, Price's only other feature film score since his inexplicable Academy Award win for 2013's Gravity. Price's ascent to the mainstream after years toiling on the crews for many major composers is the stuff of dreams, though the quality of his music has not, at least in his first three efforts of note, matched the hype. In the case of Suicide Squad, he dives into the ultra-messy world of comic book adaptation scores that has been a severely hit and miss prospect over the previous decade. Clearly, his aim was to lean towards the darker, arguably more fashionable brooding of the Hans Zimmer and Tom Holkenborg vision of the realm, a tact that meshes with the style of his scores for Fury and Gravity without significant alteration. Unfortunately for Price, studio efforts to salvage the film led to extensive late edits that included the dropping of many of his cues in favor of the style of rock songs that propelled the more popular song soundtrack for the picture.



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Average: 2.56 Stars
***** 9 5 Stars
**** 17 4 Stars
*** 29 3 Stars
** 35 2 Stars
* 25 1 Stars
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Track Listings Icon
TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 72:33
• 1. Task Force X (4:53)
• 2. Arkham Asylum (3:23)
• 3. I'm Going to Figure This Out (1:41)
• 4. You Make My Teeth Hurt (2:30)
• 5. I Want to Assemble a Task Force (2:52)
• 6. Brother Our Time Has Come (4:42)
• 7. A Serial Killer Who Takes Credit Cards (2:09)
• 8. A Killer App (2:53)
• 9. That's How I Cut and Run (3:09)
• 10. We Got a Job to Do (1:41)
• 11. You Die We Die (4:01)
• 12. Harley and Joker (2:49)
• 13. This Bird is Baked (4:42)
• 14. Hey Craziness (4:01)
• 15. You Need a Miracle (2:36)
• 16. Diablo's Story (1:42)
• 17. The Squad (3:58)
• 18. Are We Friends or Are We Foes? (4:16)
• 19. She's Behind You (3:02)
• 20. One Bullet is All I Need (3:32)
• 21. I Thought I'd Killed You (3:49)
• 22. The Worst of the Worst (4:11)

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