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Way too many songs.<br>Lorne Balfe score nailed it.Great to see Bay working with Balfe now.This is an RCP website, those scores aren't by RCP composers...Power anthems ???? Obviously you haven’t watched the movie.They would not fit in this movie.<br><br>Balfe’s score is really cool and not expected.Already listened to it 4 times!I agree completely.<br><br>The movie was awesome, the score works perfectly, and the only thing I didn't like was the use of songs. Too much of them. Songs rarely work during intense action scenes. They distract.<br><br>But every time the score started, I liked it. Bay may be known as the big action guy, but when it comes to scoring the more intimate/emotional moments, he and the composer (no matter who he is) always do a good job.Greenaway for President! :))
I agree with Knight.<br><br>It seems some peeps were expecting power anthems left and right. Yes, this is a big movie, but not a "Transformers-big" movie. I didn't like the use of source music (I hate songs in action movies) but when Balfe's work popped up I noticed it right away.<br><br>The more emotional cues were definitely the most memorable.What a fantastic soundtrack.<br>It’s totally crazy and works brilliantly in the film.<br>The bit emotional sections are very classic Bay but Balfe’s electronic weirdness is very unique.<br>It’s nothing like Balfe’s Dark Materials BUT why I’m earth should it be !<br>10/10Gavin should be listed as conductorBecause Ice Age was composed by David Newman and Collision Course was composed by John DebneyWhen i heard just the sound clips, i thought wtf. Sounds like the worst score, a michael bay movie ever had. Then i listened to the whole album and i have to say, there are some pretty cool tracks. I really like the electronic rhythmic stuff. Welcome to florence is awesome. The emotional moments are nice, but standard balfe stuff. In the movie, the music works really good. I think this music style is the only style, that works in THIS movie. And as hybrid says a mish mash of score and songs. The movie itself is.....strange. but at least the action rocks as hell.
If "The Meltdown," "Dawn of The Dinosaurs" and "Continental Drift" are added, then how come "Ice Age" and "Collision Course" aren't?I haven't heard the album yet but there isn't much score in the film. It's like Bad Boys II meets Domino in terms of editing, songs everywhere (19 sourced songs used), short cues... Hell there's even a 13 Hours cue tracked in the film ("Getting Aboard The Plane")."Second time"... lolAnother awsome score by lorne balfe. I really like the film 6 underground directed by michael bay, is very awsome and intense and i begin to hear the score composed by lorne balfe, and its phenomenal and his second time working with michael bay since 13 hours, which i like lorne balfe's score too. Balfe's work is really inspiring in his film score.I don't expect Lorne to make a masterpiece with each movie, but it is true that most of her films are action candies, and I can't understand how she can deliver 6 underground and then make His dark materials.  It seems that within Lorne there are a thousand different composers.  And I don't know what to expect from Lorne again.
Can't help noticing not one, but two Zimmer titles in here.... Tracks 14 and 16. lol.What is most disappointing is that this is a Michael Bay movie with a score being so bad. Historically his movies have fantastic scores by either Hans, Steve Jablonsky, and even Lorne Balfe. But this is hands down the worst Michael Bay score I’ve ever heard. <br><br>It’s functional, yes, but nothing compared to 13 Hours, any of the Transformers movies, The Rock, Pearl Harbor, etc. I definitely had high hopes for another good “power anthem” score... and the only cues that are any good are just Time ripoffs.<br><br>Highly disappointing.Again, if we have to expect every piece of work of one composer is have to be as good like his others pieces of work, that's pretty underwhelming and impossible.<br><br>Yeah, 6 Underground is not a good score by any means (neither Gemini Man, but is far more listenable), but works perfectly in the hiperbolic movie.I expected a lot from this score, and the truth is that it left me cold.  Honestly, I think it is Bay's fault, Balfe has shown that he is capable of doing everything, but here it gives the feeling of being covered.  Again, Balfe must focus on fewer projects and the projects he accepts are of quality.There are speculations about the track "Til Death Do Us Part "as being composed by Brandon Campbell. Can anyone confirm whether it was Djawadi or Campbell who composed it?
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Harry Gregson-WilliamsTrevor RabinHans ZimmerDon Harper
ComposerComposerAdditional MusicAdditional Music
Armageddon
Label: Sony Music Soundtrax
Length: 50'13
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
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  1. Armageddon Suite (5:20)
  2. Harry & Grace Make Peace (1:43)
  3. A.J.'s Return (4:27)
  4. Oil Rig (1:59)
  5. Leaving (2:30)
  6. Evacuation (3:43)
  7. Harry Arrives At Nasa (1:00)
  8. Back In Business (1:37)
  9. Launch (7:54)
  10. Words (1:37)
  11. Underwater Simulation (2:10)
  12. Finding grace (1:06)
  13. Armadillo (1:15)
  14. Short Straw (3:46)
  15. Demands (1:26)
  16. Death Of Mir (1:32)
  17. Armageddon Piano (0:33)
  18. Long Distance Goodbye / Landing (6:33)
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Corrina reply Replies: 1 || 2019-07-17 15:25:29
Just out of curiosity... what instrument is playing when Liv and Ben are running towards each other at the end? (Long Distance Goodbye/Landing? I love that instrument!


Knight2019-07-17 15:32:50
Electric violin

Knight reply Replies: 0 || 2019-01-30 23:15:46
Just realized the Harry & Grace credit is wrong, its a Rabin solo... Must have been too tired lol

Knight reply Replies: 8 || 2019-01-30 04:57:41
Credits on this album are Don Harper and Paul Linford exclusively, as all cues are Rabin ones, heres what I had before the cuesheet here got updated:

Don Harper:
A.J.'s Return
Leaving
Evacuation
Harry Arrives at NASA
Launch
Underwater Simulation
Short Straw

Paul Linford:
Armageddon Suite
Harry & Grace Make Peace
Oil Rig
Words


Mike2019-01-30 05:36:56
Hybrid, I think you've got a rival....


TrevsFan2019-01-30 09:17:44
lol :)


Hybrid Soldier2019-01-30 12:34:29
Poor journalism, if you ask me...

Did you cross check any of this ? ;)


Knight2019-01-30 13:34:28
Yep, cross-checked all of them with the complete score


Knight2019-01-30 13:43:38
Thankfully Rabin almost never significantly changes his cue names, so all of these except for Words are identical to the cues on the complete


Bayhem2019-01-30 17:11:14
Thanks for all the updates, Knight. Appreciate your work.

Keep it up!


Hybrid Soldier2019-01-30 22:48:27
You cross checked nothing, you took a look at what I wrote... lol


Knight2019-01-30 23:09:26
I assumed that's what you meant by cross-checked as Linford doesn't have a website, Harper doesn't list his additionals, and there's nothing on either ASCAP or BMI about it.

Armageddon reply Replies: 14 || 2017-09-20 12:41:38
THIS, ladies and gents, is the greatest MediaVentures-RemoteControl score. No way you can convince me otherwise. lol! No seriously, even The Rock and Crimson Tide are inferior. The Armageddon score has it all, breathtaking and epic action cues, powerful dramatic cues, adventurous pieces, comedic cues. It literally covers the entire emotional spectrum. What other score can do that? Think about it and you'll see that I'm right.

Cheers,

B.


JR2017-09-20 14:12:15
mmmh not for me, even The Peacemaker or Deep Blue Sea (both ****) are superior than this one! (I’ll give it a *** 1/2).


Edmund Meinerts2017-09-20 16:25:42
Armageddon is great fun, but I can think of plenty other scores that cover that spectrum of emotions. At World's End certainly does, and then some.


rockhound2017-09-20 17:47:58
i think Armageddon is better in covering of all emotions than Pirates III, because there is one more thing the music has to do in Armageddon....covering bad acting. without the music, all emotional scenes with bruce willis would have been a joke. he acts really bad in these scenes, but the music works wonders.


Armageddon2017-09-21 09:05:39
To rockhound,

With all due respect, sir, that's a stupid statement. Very stupid. Guess you're mad that Rockhound wasn't the main character. How is Willis acting in those scenes bad? He's not overacting, he's not crying-screaming like a little girl. His character is actually very grounded. In the scene with Liv Tyler at the end, he is actually watching a picture of his real daughter. It makes it all the more real. He's very quiet and the performance is realistic. Nothing over-the-top. And people absolutely love that scene. Go to YouTube and read all the comments under the video. So, having said all of that, what exactly is your problem with it? You want him to go all crazy emotional like Nic Cage in Face/Off? Is that it?


Armageddon2017-09-21 09:28:44
To Edmund Meinerts,

I admit I never really got the chance to listen to the entire At World's End score. But now you sir got me interested and I will check it out.

Cheers.


Edmund Meinerts2017-09-21 11:31:24
So rockhound...your argument is that the score is better because the movie is worse? That's a new one, gotta admit... :D

to Armageddon, do it! The complete score, if you can. It's incredible!


Meta2017-09-21 14:15:16
Total video game score, circa 98. This is one of those scores -
my first - that you just didn't get enough of no matter HOW many cds they released of it. Hell, it wasn't until 2000 when I finally got the complete score on 2 cds. Sadly, by that time I burned out on it...


rockhound2017-09-21 18:49:34
@Armageddon

1. i love the movie. 2. rockhound is the most annoying character in the whole movie, but at least he has a cool name. ;) 3. bruce willis is smiling in almost all his emotional scenes and not just in this movie. but you know, in germany the movies are dubbed, so his "german" voice and the music helped alot to make these scenes nontheless convincing. to be honest, the goodbye scene was even more sad than the dying scene of leonardo dicaprio in Titanic. so you see, what impact the music had.

@Edmund

i didnt say the movie is bad, just bruce willis in a couple of scenes. so....the music had alot more to do than in Pirates III. the impact of the music in Armageddon must be way stronger to make these scenes work than in Pirates III. in Pirates III these scenes would have been also convincing without the music, because the acting was strong enough. but nontheless the music in Pirates III adds alot to the scenes and makes them stronger. just my opinion.


Edmund Meinerts2017-09-22 12:39:50
Yeah, but the quality of the acting beneath the score doesn't affect the quality of the music.


rockhound2017-09-22 17:31:37
maybe quality is also not the correct word. its the function of the music. i just think the music of Armageddon is much stronger in its function as a filmscore than Pirates III. i also think the themes are stronger and rabins main theme is used in a wide range. but this also a matter of taste ofc.


Armageddon2017-09-25 09:47:50
To rockhound,

Well sir, apparently you just don't like Bruce Willis. That "smiling" you speak of is part of his charm as an actor. That's just how his face is. I don't have a problem with it, and honestly I've never heard people complaining about it. Until now. But fair enough, you have the right of an opinion. I'm just sharing mine.

Cheers.


rockhound2017-09-25 16:59:47
@Armageddon
i have nothing against bruce willis. he got an Golden Raspberry Award for that role, so im not the only one who think, he did not his best job in that movie. but hey, in the german version it worked for me and the movie is a great ride nontheless. :)


Armageddon2017-09-26 13:45:10
To rockhound,

I knew you would bring up the Razzies. I'm sure you know these awards are meant as a joke. Even the guy who created them said so. I mean Jesus, even Stanley Kubrick was "nominated" for a Razzie. And for his masterpiece The Shining!! So the last thing any person can do is to take these awards seriously. But even if we do take them seriosuly, Willis in Armageddon was nominated for Best Actor for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award. So the awards cancel each other out. And we're again left with our own opinions. Whether he did his best job in Armageddon, you are going to get different answers depending on who you ask. Still, fact of the matter is that this is one of his biggest, most popular movies. Everyone knows Armageddon. And not only the movie. The score and the soundtrack are absolute blockbusters as well. Hugely successful and popular. And that's what matters at the end of the day.

Cheers.


Meta2017-09-26 15:38:34
LOL @ Razzies
Back in 98 you had a choice between TWO comet apocalypse movies: Armageddon or Deep Impact. Armageddon was the popular vote, after the popularity of the Rock...Let's just say I never watched Deep Impact - and their "selling" point to try to one up Armageddon, from what I recall, was Morgan Freeman as the first black President ever seen in a movie....Yawn.

Whatever.

Anyway, great score. The movie wound up boosting Bruce Willis' career even more, and it helped pave the way not only for Trevor Rabin and Harry Gregson Williams careers, but also Zimmer and Bruckheimer...And of course, Ben Affleck, and other cast members, who would go on to shine in other movies.

This film and its score is SO powerful (for me anyway), all I'm gonna say is I'll never watch it again, because I simply CANT...That goes double for the score, which is rousingly awesome.

Then again, this movie serving as both the alpha and omega of a relationship I had at the time probably has something to do with it. This is what happens when you take film scores and use them as your own personal emotional, historical "diary"; you tend to appreciate them as the years go by, but never return to them because of all the energy you put into them.

Armageddon reply Replies: 0 || 2017-09-26 13:44:35
To rockhound,

I knew you would bring up the Razzies. I'm sure you know these awards are meant as a joke. Even the guy who created them said so. I mean Jesus, even Stanley Kubrick was "nominated" for a Razzie. And for his masterpiece The Shining!! So the last thing any person can do is to take these awards seriously. But even if we do take them seriosuly, Willis in Armageddon was nominated for Best Actor for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award. So the awards cancel each other out. And we're again left with our own opinions. Whether he did his best job in Armageddon, you are going to get different answers depending on who you ask. Still, fact of the matter is that this is one of his biggest, most popular movies. Everyone knows Armageddon. And not only the movie. The score and the soundtrack are absolute blockbusters as well. Hugely successful and popular. And that's what matters at the end of the day.

Cheers.

sone reply Replies: 2 || 2012-08-30 20:18:52
does anyone know on which tracks did Hans work on?


Prott2012-08-30 20:46:59
I believe it's "Asteroid Chase - Shuttle Crash" (but none of his music is present in this score).


sone2012-08-31 00:32:51
unfortunately not. But now I took this Asteroid Chase track and compared it to the tracks on this list and my conclusion is that none of them contains music from it (except the main theme muisc which wasn't composed by Hans anyway). SO nothing here :)

Phil reply Replies: 1 || 2012-01-13 11:31:33
Happy Birthday Mr. Rabin!


Trevor2012-01-13 11:42:24
thank you phil, very kind from you :)

Jane reply Replies: 0 || 2011-07-24 21:26:36
Wowza, problem solved like it never hapnpeed.

Phil reply Replies: 0 || 2011-06-23 15:00:58
can't express this masterpiece in words...just amazing and breathtaking

"Launch" the best score I'ver ever heard... everytime I hear it I get goosebumps..:)

kero reply Replies: 0 || 2010-03-06 00:00:00
This music is really awesome

rabbit reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-09 00:00:00
THis music is really really awesome! and i agree with someone else that tracks 9 and 18 are the best!!

mike reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-03 00:00:00
The composer is like Beethoven. If Beethoven lived today, he would be a soundtrack composer. Very good music. I believe it is a great cd.

masmek reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-01 00:00:00
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Mikel Carmona-S.i.W (from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-13 00:00:00
Great score. A pesar de faltar mucha música, el cd resulta notable y emotivo. Rabin en estado puro.

Uroš reply Replies: 0 || 2006-02-07 00:00:00
Rabin is just great! This score is very good. The tracks 9 and 18 are great. Very powerfull and romatic. Trevor Rabin is one of the best composers ever!

Zilvinas (Lithuania) reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-27 00:00:00
Hello!I like your music and want have your music more and more...I very like film Armageddon...So I want ask you where i can download your Armageddon soundtracks?For free please :)
(My e-mail ########) Thanks :)

jose maria alcaraz gimenez reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-02 00:00:00
es la mejor obra maestra que he escuchado nunca.emotiva ,con un poco de accion,melodias que siempre tarareo y que llevo en mi mente.simplemente fantastica

Fernando reply Replies: 0 || 2004-12-09 00:00:00
The best score of the year and the best score of Trevor Rabin. Fantastic!!! Emotive!!! Spectacular!!! Enjoy this version or the complete bootleg version. After you listening this music experience you will be absolutely fan of TREVON RABIN. Go on Rabin!!! A fan from Spain.

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