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2/20/17 Joe Versus the Volcano   (Georges Delerue)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you're enamored by each of Georges Delerue's highly melodic romance scores, for Joe Versus the Volcano is among his last great genre entries in a career sadly cut short.
Avoid it... if you have only a casual interest in Delerue's highly predictable styles, because the unyieldingly optimistic whimsy of the composer's techniques could potentially test your patience.
1/28/17 The Shawshank Redemption   (Thomas Newman)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you are among the Thomas Newman collectors who prefer the composer's sincere, stately melodies and expertly layered orchestral constructs.
Avoid it... if not even one of Newman's most effective and popular scores in the orchestral realm can compete with your preference for his more common, instrumentally eclectic and synthetic techniques.
1/22/17 Big Trouble in Little China   (John Carpenter/Alan Howarth)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you enjoy an enduring taste for synthetic rock scores of the 1980's and revel in their inherently shameless cheesiness.
Avoid it... if you have no love at all for the body of musical work from John Carpenter during this period of time, for this score reflects the best and worst of his badly dated style.
1/8/17 Where the River Runs Black   (James Horner)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... only if you seek a more cerebral variation on the synthetic environment of James Horner's score for Vibes, the panpipes and electronic choir providing pretty ambience for this score but not much more.
Avoid it... if you require more engagement from your listening experiences than a purely atmospheric collection of soft, jungle-inspired rhythms and free-floating, vaguely Latin melodies.
12/31/16 Starship Troopers   (Basil Poledouris)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... only if you seek the most militaristically brutal and bombastic score of Basil Poledouris' career, an explosive and simplistic series of harsh action cues that mask an otherwise intelligently designed core of themes.
Avoid it... if the score's intentionally abrasive attitude and inability to really enunciate its secondary themes deter you from expanding upon an already large and representative collection of Poledouris' more intellectually stimulating music.
12/22/16 A Christmas Carol   (Alan Silvestri)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you've always loved the festive spirit of traditional carols and hymns at the holidays, because Alan Silvestri's score makes liberal use of half a dozen of these famous pieces to constitute the joyous (and now comical) half of this tired tale.
Avoid it... if it's summer wherever you are (or if you expect the twenty minutes of more interesting action and suspense material utilizing diverse instrumental and choral shades to compete favorably in the originality department, either).
12/11/16 Deadpool   (Tom Holkenborg)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... only if you desire a faithful representation of the music you heard in the film, and even then, be prepared for a totally incoherent listening experience on either of the available albums.
Avoid it... if you expect any meaningful intelligence from Tom Holkenborg in the film's original score, a dull, uninspired merging of tired superhero atmosphere and intentionally insufferable retro synthetics.
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