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Comments about the soundtrack for The Hurt Locker (Marco Beltrami/Buck Sanders)

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Re: Predictable fanboy response
• Posted by: Scott W. Williams   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, March 1, 2010, at 1:40 a.m.
• IP Address: adsl-250-182-99.ard.bellsouth.net
• In Response to: Predictable fanboy response (John)

> Time and time again, any reviewer who disagrees with fanboys like you
> "didn't get it." Clemmensen has reviewed thousands of albums, so
> I'm sure he "got it."

First off, not a "fanboy." I don't think he understood the intention of the creation of the score, and what purpose it's trying to serve. It's trying to achieve a VERY specific sound and it succeeded wonderfully, is a technical marvel, and few composers would have been able to pull off this type of avante garde, think-outside-the-box type of effort instead of making a pleasing-sounding album. These two guys did their job; they did what was asked of them incredibly well. As far as simply enjoying listening to the album, I realize it's not for everybody, and that's fine, I don't care if someone else doesn't enjoy it, I just care if I enjoy it. Having the narrow-mindedness to find it such an oddity that someone would "enjoy" simply listening to what technological strides are possible with electronics and how they can be utilized to created a wholly unique and innovate sonic landscape is disappointing in a reviewer. Not being able to praise a technically and stylistically triumphant score simply because it's not fun to listen to for the reviewer, singling out those who enjoy it as a curiosity, irks me. Also simply having reviewed a certain number of scores doesn't mean anything in regards to having the ability to criticize objectively or efficiently. Quantity does not necessarily equal quality. But seriously, "it's curious to ponder what type of individual could use it for the purpose of enjoyment"? Who cares if they do? If they get pleasure out of listening to a piece of music, ANY music, LET them. Focus on the score and not the other "type of individual" (how about just other "listener"?).




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       Scott W. Williams - Sunday, February 28, 2010, at 12:02 p.m.
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         John - Sunday, February 28, 2010, at 3:39 p.m.
      •      Re: Predictable fanboy response  (1357 views)    We're Here
           Scott W. Williams - Monday, March 1, 2010, at 1:40 a.m.


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