An Amazing Playlist – “I Have to Try” – The Flash – Blake Neely

This track sums up CW’s Barry Allen/The Flash – both in Track Name and Composition . Definitely one of my favorites from season 1.

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An Amazing Playlist – Justice League – Danny Elfman

ok, being a Danny Elfman fan, i enjoyed what he did with the score for Justice League. I know there are many who disagree. Yes, he broke the continuity of music from Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But, in my opinion, the music wasnt all that great for either of those films. 

Here are my three favorites…give them a good listen and you can tell why…

Yes, those old themes make an appearance. Those old themes are still fantastic to hear…

An Amazing Playlist: Thor: Ragnarok Suite – Mark Mothersbaugh

I haven’t seen the film yet, but from what i have heard, its fun-tastic! And if the music is any indication, those stories must be true.

This is the suite that opens the soundtrack to Thor: Ragnarok, composed by Mark Mothersbaugh (yes, from DEVO ūüôā ). Epic and cool.

Enjoy on this fine Musical Monday!

A Monday Musical Journey…

This week, we are going to take a little ride through the Title Themes for all of the various Star Trek television shows…From Enterprise to Voyager…

An Amazing Playlist – Out of Options – Kingsman: The Secret Service – Henry Jackman

ok…just uploaded my 1st video ever to YoutTube. Needed to replace this from a previous post and thought it was about time i tried to make my own, instead of sharing what others have posted.

This is my favorite piece from Henry Jackman’s score to¬†Kingsman: The Secret Service.¬†Its a bonus track from the soundtrack and is just awesome to listen to…

Many more to come now that I know how to do this…

Speaking of Steve Jablonsky…

 

Thought I would go ahead and post a few more of my favorites on this Musical Monday…

In defense of Power Anthems…

Hello everyone, my name is Collin, and I am a fan of¬† Power Anthems…

“Do you mean power ballads?” you may ask. Nope. POWER ANTHEMS, a most maligned genre of motion picture music popularized by Hans Zimmer and his Media Ventures/Remote Control Productions alumni.

Power Anthems can be recognized by their masculine chord progressions, frequent ostinatos, noble horns and epic crescendos. Many criticize them for their often synthetic sound, lack of diversity in instrumentation and catering to a testosterone-fueled audience.

That last remark, to me, is kind of the point. Power Anthems are meant to be just that: POWERFUL, Masculine, Heroic, Epic!

Critics also consider this style of music juvenile, simplistic, even brainless. But I believe these criticisms come from those that expect every movie to be accompanied by a John Williams masterpiece, or a score akin to the late-great Jerry Goldsmith, or even the self-plagiarizing¬† James Horner. Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of theirs as well. And Alan Silvestri, ¬†Danny Elfman,¬† Michael Kaman, Michael Giacchino,¬†Andrew Lockington, David Arnold, Bear McCreary…

But some movies simply don’t require their kind of compositions…

To be continued…