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Comments about the soundtrack for WALL-E (Thomas Newman)

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Re: It's a film score, not an album
• Posted by: berlioz   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at 12:18 a.m.
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• In Response to: It's a film score, not an album (P.Kodes)

> I think we need to stop this trend of reviewing film scores as standalone
> musical compositions.

> WALL-E is a perfect score because it works well in the film, an
> inseparable part of it.

Yet it is sold as a standalone album. When you buy a score CD, you don't get the film along with it. Therefore, even as the music may work extremely well in the film, it doesn't mean that it'll make a particularly good album, which is the form of the product you'll be buying. So of course it needs to be reviewed as a standalone composition. DUH!

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