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<br>"Listen to the 'scores' he composed. At best, marginal efforts in sound libraries, they are just utterly shitty."<br><br>Blackwood might want to have a word with you.Too many songs! But at least there is 15 tracks of score.<br><br>BTW, I don't think Djawadi is able just to do themes. His score in GoT Season 7 shows that he is able to do action tracks very well. Also, in GoT Season 6, he shows that he is able to have many themes and develop them in many different ways.Meta your comment is based on smoke...<br><br><br>Do you have any idea of what Hans & Elfman's relation is ? How many scores Danny mixed at Remote Control ? That when Hans was writing Batman Begins, Danny was in the next room and Hans invited him to check what he was doing ? How many people from RCP Elfman recruited to help him ?lol it's too funny the guy even spent the time of typing all this...<br><br>Some people apparently have very boring lives on this planet !These comments by “Balfe” are comical.god knows where such venom comes from . Maybe an ex employee probably.he was correct on one point .He is indeed a trailer composer.He just did the mission impossible trailer!!!
LOL. I guess this "Balfe" guy is one of those trolls from Stop RCP group.Many benevolent saviours explaining the error of our music tastes have surfaced recently, haven't they?Eh, Mr. Ellipsis, I have to take issue with your appeal to popularity. Justin Bieber sells millions of records. That doesn't make his music good. Last year's piece of crap pointless Beauty and the Beast remake made a frankly terrifying amount of money at the box office. Doesn't stop it being a piece of crap.Guys, I know a lot of you probably think I'm an overly critical snob, but next time you do, just remember this guy and realize how much worse I could be. :pBalfe is not a composer, but still he gets to compose dozens of films and shows every single year, wow. He must be doing something good if he is on of the most busiest composers out there, don´t you think? Or you want to tell me that every producer, director or whoever hires him is deaf? Do you know how many films had to be re-scored by Balfe in the past few years? <br><br>
Why you feed the troll?<br><br>Wrong.<br><br>1. Wallfish is a very fine composer, period. Hans is a synth guy.<br><br>2. If Hans wasn't concern about BR he wouldn't do it.<br><br>3. Slavery was abolished 150 years ago. Hans choose to did it and agreed to involve Wallfish.<br><br>4. Maybe true, but it wasn't the thought of Villeneuve.here we go again:<br>Why Hans Zimmer Got The Job You Wanted (And You Didn’t)<br>https://behindtheaudio.com/2013/07/hans-zimmer/Hey you guys.<br><br>Balfe is a trailer composer not someone who composes real scores. He helps Hans out on his projects and occasionally may have a good idea. He is not an artist, simple as that.<br><br>Listen to the 'scores' he composed. At best, marginal efforts in sound libraries, they are just utterly shitty. The epitome of that is Terminator Genisys that even fans of the franchise found embarassing (and that is for a series based on synth scores). The samples are especially abhorrent<br><br>How he climbed to compose music for real films is a mystery. Go back to one of his earliest scores, the 2009 'score' for Ironclad, to find how utterly disappointing his work has been all the way throughout his career.<br><br>Balfe is a hack. He will never be considered a real composer. The industry knows Hans is pushing him and once that attention goes somewhere else, as it does with Hans frequently, Balfe will be immediately forgotten. Tell me - who actually wants a Lorne Balfe score for their film!!<br><br>You rapid fans supporting his work will be laughed at as being idiotic symbiotic followers. Get a fragging grip.<br><br>Balfe is not a composer. <br><br><br>This score is probably the largest failure of Zimmer's career - these would have been his objectives - think about it:<br><br>1. Enhancing the work of Vangelis for a project he has always admired.<br>2. The chance to work with an absolutely open palette of sounds<br>3. The opportunity to truly reinvent not only film music but MUSIC.<br>4. Ability to work with Denis Villeneuve, a man who gets scores nominated for the fact that they are innovative.<br><br>How did Hans fail here?<br><br>1. Wallfisch, a very fine composer is not a synth guy.<br><br>2. Hans does not give a shit anymore, seriously.<br><br>3. An imposed composer on a passion project rarely works<br><br>4. Johannson's work on Arrival is so beyond Zimmer's abilities that he had to go secure.
This score is probably the largest failure of Zimmer's career - these would have been his objectives - think about it:<br><br>1. Enhancing the work of Vangelis for a project he has always admired.<br>2. The chance to work with an absolutely open palette of sounds<br>3. The opportunity to truly reinvent not only film music but MUSIC.<br>4. Ability to work with Denis Villeneuve, a man who gets scores nominated for the fact that they are innovative.<br><br>How did Hans fail here? <br><br>1. Wallfisch, a very fine composer is not a synth guy. <br><br>2. Hans does not give a shit anymore, seriously.<br><br>3. An imposed composer on a passion project rarely works<br><br>4. Johannson's work on Arrival is so beyond Zimmer's abilities that he had to go secure. <br><br><br>Dunkirk is a sound experiment and not a score. It is rather sad to see a fine composer like Benjamin Wallfisch deal with this nationalistic nonsense.It would be very interesting to get a better sense of what exactly Zanelli's role in the franchise is. He is a very capable composer but his work on 5 was utter scheisse. But that may just be what the franchise calls for. How does the supposedly precarious Hans put his name on all this shit.I would not be surprised if this was done by Balfe finally trying out his real compositional skills outside of him just acting as Hans' copy assistant. Everything that Balfe has done on his own to date is abysmal (okay The Lego Batman movie had some flair but that was probably done by the next generation of assistants). <br><br>Please go back to Ironclad and listen to Balfe before he was HBalfe, to hear his skills. Not very good, right? The man is an arranger not a composer.<br><br>This score will be utterly crap or it will sound like Tron and Transformers. <br><br>Shame as Del Toro and Steven Knight work with real composers like Max Richter who would have excelled here.Instead of concerning ourselves with Sia, we have to be worried about Djawadi. The man has a knick for a simple tv tune. But anything outside of that sounds like a youtube fanvideo. The incidental score for Game of Thrones, especially the wall scenes, is terrible and amateurish. <br><br>All I can think is that the producers must have been pressed with time and had to go with the casio synth nonsense Djawadi presented them with. It is the worst example of scoring for a major franchise. <br><br>Again, Dwajadi does well with his choral bits but he is not a composer, more a theme tune man. Who Wants to be a Millionare would serve him better than a complex franchise. <br><br>Simultaneously, the Paint it Black material from Westworld is outstanding. But was this done by Djawadi or a much more talented orchestrator - can we look into this as it sounds nothing like his work
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Gangster Squad
Label: Varese Sarabande
Length: 56'03
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  1. His Name Is Mickey Cohen (2:28)
  2. Welcome To Los Angeles (3:13)
  3. He Can't Have You (1:40)
  4. War For The Soul Of LA (2:49)
  5. There Goes Our Ride (1:15)
  6. You Can't Shoot Me (3:52)
  7. Always Knew I'd Die In Burbank (2:29)
  8. You're Talking To God (0:51)
  9. The Bug (2:18)
  10. Hot Potato With A Grenade (3:19)
  11. You Know The Drill (1:07)
  12. I Was Just Hopin' To Take You To Bed (1:31)
  13. Kill 'Em All (1:59)
  14. Chinatown (4:29)
  15. Keeler (2:18)
  16. Connie Lives (1:54)
  17. Let's Finish It (2:26)
  18. Union Station (1:35)
  19. Light 'Em Up (7:28)
  20. The City Of Angels (4:04)
  21. Gangster Squad (2:58)
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Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 6 || 2013-01-12 09:55:07
There's a lot of Desperate Housewives, Texas Chainsaw and... Antz in it !


Mr. Charles2013-01-13 00:02:45
I can also hear "Whitwicky" from Transformers. But I liked the score in the film, I made it my goal to pay attention to it


Johnson2013-01-13 04:24:50
Actually, if you pay close attention, Jablonsky also seems to be channeling Thomas Newman...Big Time...

This reminds me of Road to Perdition...


Evenstar2013-01-13 09:24:42
Still an amazing score.


Ds2013-01-13 12:39:31
What track is playing just after the shooting in the street, when Ryan Gosling walks in the direction of Mickey Cohen in slow motion?


Ds2013-01-13 15:10:21
(i found it, it's You Can't Shoot Me)


Edmund Meinerts2013-02-15 22:42:31
I was wondering how the heck a score like this could sound like Antz, but it's definitely there in "Welcome to Los Angeles" and "Hot Potato with a Grenade". Bum-badum-bum bum-badum-bum etc...cool! The Thomas Newman/Road to Perdition twist is a neat touch, though considering Jablonsky hasn't exactly been adverse to throwing bits of Newman into his scores here and there in the past, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. You can definitely trace the influences but I think it's cool that it goes beyond just being a stock modern thriller score. Not a patch on Steamboy, Your Highness or the original Transformers (which is the big Jablonsky triumvirate of awesomeness for me), but it goes a long way towards letting me forgive him for Battleship.

Mr. Fate reply Replies: 6 || 2013-01-14 04:19:43
So...let me get this straight. From what I'm reading here, it seems like this score is pretty awesome what with traces of these past scores being heard in it: Battleship, Sherlock Holmes, Desperate Housewives, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Antz, Road to Perdition, Inception, Transformers and The Untouchables.

I don't think I've ever seen a single score compared to that many other scores. Is that good? Is it bad? I have no idea, but will this list grow longer?


f..k y..o2013-01-14 07:09:14
Shut Up!


Ray2013-01-14 08:45:04
Mr. Fate, I would necessarily say its bad, but it's definitely not Jablonsky's best work either. Though, I do have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it absolutely has similarities to all the aforementioned scores.

Oh, and this so called "f..k y..o"... Really? I think you added an extra dot to the word you.


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2013-01-14 11:28:19
I don't think is a bad score, is a very entertaing score, reminiescenes? in every work of RC.


f..k y..o2013-01-14 16:03:18
my name! frank yam...o


ToddL2013-01-19 03:50:10
I really like the score -- going to see the movie this weekend. I hear a lot of older H-GW influences in the slow pieces. I listened to Replacement Killers, Light It Up and Liar earlier....wonderful. Just a mention....Not to take anything away from Jablonsky. He is one of my favs -- fantastic composer who can write an unforgettable theme.


ToddL2013-01-19 03:50:10
I really like the score -- going to see the movie this weekend. I hear a lot of older H-GW influences in the slow pieces. I listened to Replacement Killers, Light It Up and Liar earlier....wonderful. Just a mention....Not to take anything away from Jablonsky. He is one of my favs -- fantastic composer who can write an unforgettable theme.

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 2 || 2013-01-13 20:58:04
I've been listening to this soundtrack completely earlier today. I was completely speechless listening to Steve's composed work. Even for a gangster picture, it reminds me of a combination of the Transformers trilogy, Inception, with a touch of The Untouchables. Just like the Battleship complete film score and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen complete score, the Gangster Squad film score is truly one Jablonsky's best scores ever made.

Overall: 4.5 out of 5


Edmund Meinerts2013-01-13 22:25:58
The fact that you picked Revenge of the Fallen and Battleship as Jablonsky's two best doesn't exactly give me hope for this. You really want to hear Steve at his best, go listen to Steamboy (!!!!!!) and Your Highness, or the original Transformers, or his additional music for Tears of the Sun and Pearl Harbor. Hell, even Dark of the Moon was better than Revenge of the Fallen (and before you ask, yes, I've heard them all as completes).


T-Mann0362013-01-13 22:42:29
I can't object your comment, Edmund.

abc reply Replies: 0 || 2013-01-12 09:43:16
Great Score!!! I love it

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2013-01-09 17:26:51
I'm just back from the movie, it was very cool. Jablonsky's work was also very cool. Pretty dark, it has the funny side of Sherlock Holmes and the loudness of Battleship (but without its noisy electronics :) )

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 0 || 2013-01-09 04:53:38
5/5 Out in the new year we have the hard hitting score from Steve Jablonsky and for Varese Sarabande... Well done!
-Jeremy [Retro-Z]

Miles reply Replies: 6 || 2013-01-07 18:17:15
It sounds OK to me for the most part. Nice jazzy rhythm on "Welcome To Los Angeles," "War For The Soul," "Hot Potato with a Grenade," and "Gangster Squad" (which also has a very noirish oboe accompaniment). "He Can't Have You," "I Was Just Hopin' To Take You To Bed," and "Union Station" are nice breaks in the action for piano, and there's some nice string work (seems to be Jablonsky's strength). However, several tracks (notably "You Can't Shoot Me," "You're Talking To God," "Kill 'Em All," and "The City Of Angels") seem to have more of the "Zimmeresque" unsubtle contemporary style than seems appropriate. I'll have to wait for the full soundtrack before I pass judgment, but my impression is that it's a significant step up from the droning, dissonant mess that was Battleship, but a lighter touch would have been better in some spots.


Mr. Charles2013-01-07 21:05:50
Is this "droning, dissonant mess that was Battleship" the OST or sessions? I still haven't had a chance to listen to the sessions yet.

And does anyone know when this is out? Hopefully tomorrow in the US. cause that's usually when a film's score is released - the Tuesday before the film opens, which is Friday


Anonymous2013-01-07 21:21:45
Charles, the VS website will have all the details.


ToddL2013-01-07 22:00:59
On a different, yet somewhat related note, did anyone else read that Cutting Edge Group is going to purchase Varese Sarabande and increase soundtrack product by a good measure?


Mr. Charles2013-01-07 22:08:02
@Anonymous,

I was having a brain fart. I normally would have thought of that. Thanks.

@ToddL,

No, I didn't hear about that!! That's fantastic news!!


Macejko2013-01-07 22:25:53
This might be a good time to ask (and I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, and it probably is) - who is in charge of deciding whether a film score gets a release? Is it a movie studio, a record label, or a composer?


Ds2013-01-09 00:46:04
It's on iTunes US!

Frau Blucher reply Replies: 1 || 2013-01-06 02:50:37
Hybrid, I have 2 questions for you:

1.) When is this score being released, and when can we hear some god samples?

2.) Is the instrumental music heard in the beginning of the Pain & Gain trailer part of the score?

Thanks very much!


Mike2013-01-06 03:37:20
I can answer one thing. The release date is the 8th, so three more days (click "See Details").

jj reply Replies: 0 || 2013-01-05 10:52:17
Do yall no when clips are going to come out on YouTube?

Andy reply Replies: 6 || 2012-12-17 20:05:39
Sampler^^
colosseum.de/product_info.php/info/p2608_Gangster-Squad--Ste ve-Jablonsky-.html


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2012-12-17 21:01:13
Sounds very good


Evenstar2012-12-17 21:05:25
sounds cool


Yruama2012-12-17 21:13:26
It sounds good but a memorable theme is really missing as Jablonsky knows how to make them.

Extracts remind me moreover a lot Battleship crossed by moment with Desperate Housewives.



MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2012-12-17 21:25:16
Battleship cross with Desperate Housewives? xD, for me sounds like Jerry Goldsmith crossed Hans Zimmer xD


Trent Easton Navarro2012-12-18 16:37:02
I'll wait till I've heard the whole score before I give my final judgement, but boy does this sound horribly bland and predictable. This could have come from any modern day thriller. This doesn't sound like a period set gangster film at all!


Gorast2012-12-21 00:09:58
War for the soul and welcome to los angeles seem to be the only really interesting tracks, everything else I could deal without. bleh. nothing to exciting

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 0 || 2012-12-19 03:51:28
I'm looking forward to Steve's most epic work in Gangster Squad.

Conrad Fischer reply Replies: 2 || 2012-12-07 11:00:33
Does anyone know if Jablonsky is doing the film ''Lone Survivor''

IMDb has had him listed as doing it for a few months but I saw an interview with Director Peter Berg where said he was ''In Talks'' with the instrumental rock band Explosions in the Sky to do the music for the film.

I know IMDb is not the most reliable source so I thought I would ask here as the people who run this site often have insider info.


Edmund Meinerts2012-12-07 11:31:39
I hope the bit about the rock band isn't true. I'd rather new Jablonsky scores sound more like Your Highness/Steamboy/Transformers 1 than Battleship, thanks... ;)


Trent Easton Navarro2012-12-07 14:38:45
@Edmund - Explosions in the Sky wrote a pretty good score for Peter Berg's Friday Night Lights. Not all rock bands deliver Trent Reznor style droning ;)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 19 || 2012-11-20 20:18:57
This will be interesting... :)


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2012-11-20 21:09:08
The wait is goint to be longer... :(


Mr. Charles2012-11-20 23:07:10
YES!!!!! Oh man, I absolutely cannot wait for this!!

If it weren't for that jackhole lunatic who shot up the theatre in Aurora, this would have opened last month


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-21 20:37:49
I'll approach this one with extreme caution. I think Carter Burwell was a much better choice to score a period set gangster drama and it's a real shame he got replaced.


Hybrid Soldier2012-11-22 09:18:59
So you don't know what Burwell would have done, and you don't know what Jab has come up with, but it SURELY was better with Burwell ?

I'm impressed !


Ds2012-11-22 11:09:25
Just look at director Ruben Fleischer's other movies, i can't imagine this man doing an old-school movie. I'm pretty sure he wanted a modern approach to it.


Kusi2012-11-22 14:55:41
calm down Hybrid! Personally I'm loving Burwell's THE JACKAL - one of his best :) Maybe it had to be a good choice, but I'm waiting for Steve's music and let me surprise.


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2012-11-22 16:05:43
Well, i'm not a big fan of Burwell, but he is a good composer, but Steve Jablonsky is gonna a blow up with this score


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-22 17:43:26
@Hybrid

I'm a big fan of Carter Burwell and him scoring a period set crime flick really got me excited.

But Jablonsky is probably the only real talented composer of the current RC composers. So I'm curious what the result will be, but I'll always wonder what Burwell would have done


Mr. Charles2012-11-22 19:11:08
@Trent

Is Zimmer no longer working at RCP? Is he not talented? He may be the head of RCP, but it still counts. Also, John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams aren't talented? (Not sure about HGW stick being here, but if he is then I count him as talented)


Ds2012-11-22 20:23:19
Lorne Balfe is also über great!


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-23 15:41:45
@Mr Charles

Hans himself sure is talented. It just seems he just doesn't use his talents anymore these days (in my opinion that is). He seems to rely more and more on additional composers. Even for the 5 minute Simpsons short he used half a dozen additional composers!

As for Powell and HG-W. Yes, they are indeed also really talented (probably the two most talented composers to have come out of Zimmer's stable), but they are old school (from the days when Zimmer's studio was still called Media Ventures).


Hybrid Soldier2012-11-23 17:10:47
Yeah the 70 minutes of suites written for TDKR really show his big laziness !


ToddL2012-11-23 17:42:45
Looks like the release date is 1/8...


Joshua 2012-11-24 05:27:32
Go to the films official website and you'll hear some music from Jablonskys score.


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-24 10:40:49
@Hybrid If those 70 minutes are uninspired and rehashes from the previous two installments, than yes.

And even you gotta admit that it's ridiculous that "The Longest Daycare" needed six or so composers.

I listened to Black Rain and White Fang the other day again, I really miss that Hans. Here's hoping that Hans shows up for the Man of Steel.


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2012-11-24 11:37:49
The Hans of Black Rain is so awesome :)


Hybrid Soldier2012-11-24 13:11:22
Where did you get that story about Simpsons ?

It's not even right, Jim Dooley scored it with HZ's themes.


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-24 13:39:05
At the end credits. First it says "music by Hans Zimmer" and after that there is the infamous "additional music by" which listed at least four composers


Trent Easton Navarro2012-11-24 13:46:32
Seems like my memory is playing tricks on me. Watched it again on youtube and it indeed only lists Dooley as additional composer. Could have sworn when I saw it before Ice Age 4, there was a whole list of additional composers.

I stand corrected :)

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