Post by henrythemorerecent on May 31, 2015 17:06:14 GMT -5
I assume there's a music thread kicking around here somewhere but I figured this is closer to films anyway.
I'm a big music fan, there's no way to word it without sounding disingenuous or pretentious but I really do love all kinds of music. Very heavily on the alternative side of things. Lots of punk. Also electronic like NIN or The Prodigy. Sprinkle in some stuff like Tom Waits, Neil Young, Rolling Stones. Some metal. Then on a complete "mainstream" side I do love some U2 and I won't lie, I find Taylor Swift catchy as all hell.
Over the past 2 years or so I've probably bought a total of 4 albums. All of which already well established bands. Nothing new. Maybe I've just hit that point, but I also feel like with everything being so available online its really difficult to sift through the things I don't like to find the stuff I do like. Plus as somebody who goes to a lot of gigs, I've found crowds to be a lot more obnoxious, drunk and rowdy than they use to be. Not in the fun way either. In a really intimidating way.
All that being said I listen more to film scores now than I do bands. I think aside from the fact that so many film scores are incredible, there's no real way for people to be all "High Fidelity" too-cool-for-school about it. You can't say a composer has sold out and things like that. Plus film scores are a great background for reading comics. I'll listen to Hans Zimmers Dark Knight when I'm reading Batman or especially Christopher Drakes score for the animated DKR when I'm reading that (it is almost perfectly timed with how long it takes to read it)
Wondering what are peoples favourite scores? Because there are ones out there for films that aren't even that great but have incredible soundtracks.
I think my favourite would have to be the 28 Days Later score/soundtrack. Anything John Carpenter is great. Especially Halloween 3 which I think is just an awful movie. And sticking with average movies with good scores, the Star Wars prequels had some great tracks. Duel of the Fates from Phantom Menace is still great. Battle of the Heroes from Revenge of the Sith too.
My favourites of the past couple years have been Paul Leonard Morgan's Dredd score, the Drive soundtrack, Oblivion, Man of Steel, Interstellar (anything Hans Zimmer). Junkie XL did an amazing job on Fury Road and even 300: Rise of an Empire. Can't wait to hear his take on Batman. But most recently the Ex Machina score which I had no idea until I bought it featured Geoff Barrow from Portishead. On that note, they collaborated on an album called Drokk: Music inspired by Mega-City One which is as good as the Dredd score while feeling much more 80's and John Carpenter-y.