Posted by: Adamtrons Date: Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 9:42 p.m. IP Address: 220.127.116.11
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I looked forward to the release of "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" all year. I own all the other Pirates soundtracks and couldn't wait to hear this one. Unfortunately this album is a huge disappointment. I don't know what Hans Zimmer or the album producer were thinking. Compared to "At World's End" or "Dead Man's Chest" the themes for this film are very weak and lacking in composition. It is also full of flamenco guitar music which conjures up images of Zorro. A few of the tracks even sound like Ramin Djawadi's score for "Clash of the Titans". While other soundtracks are offering a generous 70 minutes of score, we get about 40 minutes of score here with bad remixes stuffing the other half of the album. One or two bonus remixes would have been OK, but do we need seven?! Save it for the remix album people! Do the studio execs even know the target audience that buys and collects soundtrack scores? This album is a sad mess and a big opportunity wasted.