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Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for May, 2010:





5/30/10Something's Gotta Give: (Hans Zimmer/Various) - All New Review
Buy it... if you appreciate Alan Silvestri's usual, airy romanticism for similar films, because despite his late departure from this film, the replacement score from Hans Zimmer (and company) sounds remarkably similar to the former composer's equivalent style.
Avoid it... if you seek a substantial or professional presentation of the score, because the long-standing bootlegs of Something's Gotta Give contain rough edits and sound effects by necessity.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


5/28/10Something to Talk About: (Hans Zimmer/Graham Preskett) - All New Review
Buy it... if you seek a more genuine and intimate variation on Hans Zimmer's wild hoedown material from Thelma & Louise and Cool Runnings.
Avoid it... if banjos, Hammond organs, guitars, and harmonicas in bouncing Western rhythms of bright, exuberant character are exactly what you're typically trying to escape when seeking Zimmer's otherwise brawny music of the middle to late 1990's.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


5/26/10Drop Zone: (Hans Zimmer) - All New Review
Buy it... if you have always loved Hans Zimmer's hyperactive action style in its most relentlessly abrasive form, Drop Zone being among the pioneers in defining such barrages of synthetic force.
Avoid it... if the grating sound of Zimmer's earlier generation of synthetic samples and dry keyboarding in accelerated rhythms, with no really substantial breaks for harmonious thematic interludes of lesser volume, is nothing more than an invitation for a headache.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


5/24/10I'll Do Anything: (Hans Zimmer) - All New Review
Buy it... if you need to improve your mood by filling your environment with a safely conservative, mainstream blend of soft rock, subtle blues, and heartfelt woodwind performances.
Avoid it... if you require your scores to move with a distinct narrative progression during the listening experience, because I'll Do Anything tends to harmlessly sink into the background during its pleasant exploration of those genres.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


5/22/10Cool Runnings: (Hans Zimmer/Nick Glennie-Smith) - All New Review
Buy it... if you're in search of the most infectiously likable Hans Zimmer score from a fruitful early period in his career that brought many of the composer's outwardly personable and stylish cross-cultural music.
Avoid it... if reggae tones make you cringe, because Zimmer and his associates thoroughly infuse Caribbean stereotypes into this otherwise formulaic sports score of symphonic construct.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


5/19/10Younger & Younger: (Hans Zimmer/Alex Wurman) - All New Review
Buy it... if you'd be amused by hearing Hans Zimmer humorously force a touch of Ennio Morricone out of his electronics for this airy, zippy comedy score of surprisingly European tilt.
Avoid it... if only 17 minutes of Zimmer's likable, but not spectacular synthetic music on album cannot justify a remainder from his assistants even though the soundtrack is surprisingly cohesive as a whole.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


5/16/10Point of No Return: (Hans Zimmer) - All New Review
Buy it... if you miss the days when Hans Zimmer infused his scores with undeniably alluring style and attitude, both of which spanning the gospel-laced hard rock and redemptive new age keyboarding in Point of No Return.
Avoid it... if you cannot tolerate the mostly synthetic, contemporary tones of Zimmer's relatively low-key and affable character themes that often derived from Rain Man at the time.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


5/13/10A League of Their Own: (Hans Zimmer) - All New Review
Buy it... if you love Randy Newman's vintage, big band jazz and Western-tinged character themes of pure Americana spirit, because Hans Zimmer emulates those sounds so well in A League of Their Own that you may not be able to tell the difference.
Avoid it... if the above statement violates every notion of "the masculine Zimmer style" that you've come to know and love, even if the composer really does an outstanding job of adapting to the genre.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


5/10/10The Power of One: (Hans Zimmer) - All New Review
Buy it... if you have always been impressed by the Lebo M.-influenced portions of The Lion King, in which case The Power of One is an authentic sibling score of surprisingly defiant and optimistic character.
Avoid it... if you expect to hear more than just a hint of the instrumental style of Hans Zimmer in the accompaniment of the South African vocalists, because this score is dominated by the solemn but hopeful performances by the latter group.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


5/7/10K2: (Hans Zimmer) - All New Review
Buy it... if you long for the days when Hans Zimmer could conjure a compelling mix of symphonic grandeur, contemporary rock tones, and stylish electric guitar solos without compromising on attention to details or depth of empathy.
Avoid it... if you have no interest in hearing the guitar performances of Thelma & Louise accompanied by thematic structures of Backdraft and instrumental brooding similar to The House of the Spirits.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


5/5/10Regarding Henry: (Hans Zimmer) - All New Review
Buy it... if you never tire of dozing off to Hans Zimmer's predictably innocuous, harmoniously consistent light jazz and drama style of the early 1990's.
Avoid it... if Zimmer's intriguingly unique application of vocals, erhu-like violin, muted trumpet, and acoustic double bass in this score may threaten the otherwise conservatively smooth atmosphere of its synthetic, contemporary tone for you.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


5/3/10Thelma & Louise: (Hans Zimmer) - All New Review
Buy it... on the widely traded bootleg if you desire the defiantly beautiful, gospel-laced finale cue to go with the commercially available presentation of the famous "Thunderbird" suite from the score.
Avoid it... if you expect to hear more than eight to ten minutes of truly meaningful material in this score, because outside of the stylish guitar performances and that finale, there isn't much to impress on the bootleg.
Rating:***   Read the entire review







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