Posted by: Mastadge Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at 1:37 p.m. IP Address: blumenfeldnn1.hartwick.edu
So, last year Brian Tyler burst onto the scene with three Varese releases one on top of the other, among them critically and popularly acclaimed CHILDREN OF DUNE. My question: Is he a talented young composer who's continuing to mature and from whom we can expect great things, or he is a relatively mediocre composer who got lucky with an early hit and is now cruising along on the strength of that alone? I mean, I've seen some people saying that in a few years he'll be ranked among Goldsmith, Williams and Horner, and others quite dismissive of his work as a whole. I haven't heard Timeline or Godsend yet, but while I quite enjoy his earlier work, particularly CoD, Frailty and some of The Hunted, I can't say anything of his has blown me away. What does anyone else think?