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Comments about the soundtrack for Troy (Gabriel Yared/James Horner)

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It's not quite as bad as I've been hearing
• Posted by: Musica42   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, July 15, 2004, at 5:19 p.m.
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I finally gave this score a listen now that its showed up Rhapsody. And damn, its not the complete piece of crap that everyone's making it out to be.

Granted I haven't seen or heard most of the scores this is suppose to be ripping on (Wind Talkers, Enemy at the Gates, A Perfect Storm, etc) or even Troy the movie for that matter. But nevermind, there's some decent stuff to be found on this soundtrack. It's nothing great or unique but considering the amount of time Horner had this is really freakin' impressive.

My only real complaint is I can hear the rush jub. By that I mean too much of this score is just musical marshmellow designed to take up time with minimal effort. Most of the thematic material is pretty weak and uninspired, but there's a few nuggets of good writing here and there, particuarly in tracks 2, 10, and 11.

Oh and that closing credits song is pretty lame. Yah. Pretty lame.

This is by no means a classic up there with Horner's older favorites, atleast in my opinion. And it certainly doesn't pack the impressive technical punch and gee-whiz factor that Yared's score possessed. But I just might find myself listening to this thing again before the days out.

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