Posted by: Super WWII Guy <Send E-Mail> Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010, at 12:34 p.m. IP Address: 163-185-1-82.static.virginmedia.com
One thing Christian didn't mention (perhaps because it's lacking on all the album releases) is the submarine theme lifted straight out of the "Medal of Honor" series. As I watched the show, the first time a submarine appeared, Giacchino used his U-Boat theme from Medal of Honor. He then reused it in the many reappearances of submarines in the show, but not a single one of these variations on the theme made it onto the album - so sad.
They are still great albums, and it's nice that he provides a guide for a "Best of" playlist. It would take years of listening to this music for me to fully appreciate all the best music as opposed to putting together a playlist which would likely just be high volume.
I do disagree with the constant references to other composers, though I won't argue that they don't exist - especially the "Psycho" reference. The traveling (Hollywood and Vines) theme reminds me more of "Canine Conundrum" from "Up" more than it does any John Williams theme.
On one final note, I like the titles of the songs. It's cheesy, but it's fun. Keep it up.