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7/27/21 seaQuest DSV   (John Debney)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you desire a campy, low-budget preview of the ambitious action rhythms and thematic progressions of John Debney's classic score to the 1995 epic, Cutthroat Island.
Avoid it... on the available albums if you are a devoted "seaQuest DSV" enthusiast seeking an all-encompassing selection of the best music from throughout the series, the 2020 product alluring in its scope but containing only Debney's work.
7/22/21 The River   (John Williams)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you have grown weary of John Williams' space operas and high adventure style of the 1980's and seek a change of pace with one of the composer's most heartfelt and organic works of pure Americana.
Avoid it... if you have absolutely no tolerance for the moderate use of contemporary rhythms and percussion in parts of the score, as The River is somewhat dated in these regards.
7/17/21 Legends of the Fall   (James Horner)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you're looking for the weightiest, most tragically melodramatic score in James Horner's career, a symphonic masterpiece of thematic beauty and elegance.
Avoid it... if you have no interest in hearing Horner adapt the broad, simplistic strokes of John Barry's Dances With Wolves into his own templates.
7/12/21 The Swarm   (Jerry Goldsmith)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you are an enthusiast of the campy Irwin Allen disaster epics and have an appreciation for Jerry Goldsmith's more ambitious action scores of the 1970's and 1980's.
Avoid it... if the thought of Goldsmith using every section of an orchestra, sans synthesizer, to emulate the swirling buzzing of bees as a technique of horror makes you squirm.
7/7/21 The Towering Inferno   (John Williams)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... as part of the 2019 La-La Land Records set if you want to explore the best of John Williams' endeavors for blockbuster disaster flicks of the Silver Age.
Avoid it... if twenty to thirty minutes of classic Williams action and melodrama can't compensate for the dated sound of the contemporary 1970's elements rendering the score's character and romance portions.
7/2/21 The Poseidon Adventure   (John Williams)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you're exploring the early triumphs of John Williams' transformation into a master of large-scale orchestral action and desire an early taste of his grim, dissonant style of dread.
Avoid it... on any album other than the 2019 La-La Land Records collection with its sibling score, The Towering Inferno, for all other releases offer unsatisfyingly poor sound quality.
6/25/21 Filmtracks announces its 2020 award nominees and winners
Filmtracks celebrates the best film music of 2020 with its annual nominees and winners in the categories of "Top Film Scores," "Top Composers," and "Top Film Cues." The nominees for "Top Film Scores" in 2020 are:
The Call of the Wild  (John Powell)
Elephant  (Ramin Djawadi)
The One and Only Ivan  (Craig Armstrong)
El Verano Que Vivimos  (Federico Jusid)
Wonder Woman 1984  (Hans Zimmer)
Visit the 2020 Awards section to view the winners (and other categories). For more information about these awards or to view the results from previous years, browse the Filmtracks Awards index page.
6/20/21 Elephant   (Ramin Djawadi)
All New Review
Buy it... if you have a soft spot for well-executed blends of African and Western musical conventions in film music, this entry a spectacularly rendered, highly thematic score for a Disney documentary.
Avoid it... if you have never cared for the prominent ethnic vocals of The Lion King or Blood Diamond, Ramin Djawadi not attempting to reinvent the wheel here.
6/15/21 El Verano Que Vivimos   (Federico Jusid)
All New Review
Buy it... if you delight in nimbly flowing European romance scores dominated by rolling piano performances, Federico Jusid providing a well-executed exploration of the genre in this lovely work.
Avoid it... if you demand a cohesive musical narrative over a longer album presentation, this score never quite congealing into the classic it could have been.
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Soundtracker94 - July 30, 2021, at 1:27 p.m.
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