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For those of you disappointed in this score...remember...This is Bad Boys 3 lol....Have you heard Bad Boys 1+2? Cmon now...relax and take it for what it isI'd be surprised if we don't see some Wallfisch scores this year. He has been so prolific lately, would be weird to suddenly go an entire year without a single assignment.CD coming from LLL!Really liked this score, and the movie wasn't as bad as people claim as well... Benjamin Wallfisch does some very nice stuff, his horror scores are always on point like It 1 & 2, Annabelle: Creation, A Cure for Wellness...<br><br>I know he's gonna deliver it with Mortal Kombat even if the movie isn't that good. But kind of a bummer that his next scheduled project comes out in 2021 LOL'Cause maybe the expected all the cues from the sessions
I like this music!The #balfeness !!!! Has outdone himself on Bad Boys for Life.<br>A nod to the last but brought it up to date.<br>This and 6 Underground has blown me away with Balfe’s musici can't understand, when someone is saying "it REMINDS of mw2" when those mentioned cues are completely re-used 1:1. it's identical, sometimes layered with mancinas themes. it doesn't just remind you of mw2 when lorne seriously uses the identical tracks or parts from mw2 -_-<br><br>@bayhem: then listen to it. i'm not a fan of lorne, but his work there is real fun and some real good action cues. with the themes of Zimmer, it's crazy that it's just a game. one of or maybe THE best work of lorne!Colleague of mine (a film score fan too) asked me which new Balfe score is better in my opinion - Bad Boys for Life or 6 Underground?<br><br>Honestly - and as much as I praised BB3 - I couldn't decide......<br><br><br>Both movies have a lot of songs, which is something I don't like. Look at Transformers. There are songs too but they don't overshadow the score. The score is still the star and that's why people flood Steve's Twitter with praise. Day after day. <br><br>But sadly for Lorne, his recent work in film WAS indeed overshadowed by the random songs. If they didn't rely on songs so much, I'm sure that 6 Underground would've been the crown jewel for Lorne. It's a big, big movie that begs for equally big and memorable score (though we can't really expect Transformners-syze score). <br><br>At the end of the day, Lorne did good on 6 Underground but it was just a small sign of what COULD have been.....Some of the action bits, yeah......
This right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...<br>....................<br><br><br>It's bigger than that.....<br><br>After all, this is a Bruckheimer production. His movies established Hans and the entire MV/RC sound. His movies are known for their awesome scores. Scores that are populrar with the ordinary viewers as well.  But 2008 onward, things changed.....Back in the 90's and early 2000's every single Bruckheimer film had a spectacular score. Powerful, melodic themes, cues that stayed with you, scores that attracted the attention of the average Joe. <br><br>Nowadays tho, we don't have that. Hell, when was the last time a (newer) action score from MV/RC-related composer was praised the way 'The Rock' was praised?<br><br>Lorne's Mission Impossible? No. Not even close. <br><br><br>Personally, I like what Lorne did with BB3, especially with the emotional cues. But put it next to Mancina's work. I mean it's not even a contest. The Mancina score is one memorable, melodic track after another. There's not a single boring track. Every track is a banger. <br><br>But the newer scores? They have two or three tracks that are  good and everything else is.......utterly forgettable.<br><br>I blame it on the lack of themes. Orchestra or not, more scores need to have actual themes.Some cues sound like Speed 2Guess I'm the only person around here who hasn't listened to the Modern Warfare 2 score. So I can't really have an opinion on this matter..... lolThis right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...Everyone keep mentionning mw2 but those drums reminded me of...skylanders giants lol! Just listen to the track « Arena battle » and let me know
The clips are on his Facebook page.2/5 stars? Why are people hating on this?Me tooExcited!!!God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)
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Lorne BalfeMax ArujAndrew ChristieGary Dworetsky
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Skylanders - Swap Force (VG)
Label: Activision (Digital Download Only)
Length: 45'53
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  1. The Swap Force (2:19)
  2. Braving Mount Cloudbreak (3:14)
  3. Canopy Climb (2:38)
  4. Welcome To Woodburrow (2:51)
  5. Rescue The Chieftess (2:16)
  6. Ride Of Evil Glumshanks (1:36)
  7. Iron Jaw Gulch (2:17)
  8. Farewell Baron (2:38)
  9. Surviving Motleyville (4:04)
  10. Dangerous Coils (2:10)
  11. Serpent's Peak (2:29)
  12. Frozen Galleries (2:54)
  13. Fraser's Frosted Festival (2:18)
  14. Pull Your Strings - Nancy Anderson (2:38)
    Matt Pirog, David A. Rodriguez
  15. Fires Of Fantasm Forest (1:52)
  16. A New Chieftess (1:41)
  17. Motherly Mayhem (2:22)
    Lorne Balfe, Gary Dworetsky
  18. Hidden Adventures (3:36)
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Mike reply Replies: 5 || 2013-09-24 17:48:45
Out today, praise Jesus. Listening now.


Mike2013-09-24 18:03:38
So far I'm somewhat disappointed. lol.


Macejko2013-09-24 18:08:18
And that is a "lol" situation for you?


Mike2013-09-24 22:55:15
Well, I just don't take it too heavily that the score disappointed me. "lol" was an odd thing to write, though, you have a point. ;)


Casey2013-09-25 01:32:42
Mike, how does this compare to the first Skylanders score, why is it disappointing? I enjoyed the first.


Mike2013-09-25 17:18:08
I'll have to listen to the rest. I was only able to get through about half of it yesterday. when I'm done, I'll let you know.

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-20 00:45:28
Five days!!!!

Aragorn reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-09 16:25:43
Holy cow, A New Chieftess sounds a lot like HTTYD...

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-09 16:23:10
I'm disappointed that a song has to be included (Pull Your Strings).

Jimmy reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-09 16:18:35
Frozen Galleries sounds a lot like Junkyard Isles from the previous score.

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-09 16:12:14
I wonder if Hans' theme will have a cameo in here like it did in Giants...

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 5 || 2013-09-07 09:46:06
Can't wait for that one, hop it tops Giants ! :D


Mike2013-09-07 18:04:07
I "hop" it tops Giants, too! Both the previous scores were awesome! :D


Mike2013-09-08 00:32:14
Aaaand people have already begun voting for it...


Bondo2013-09-08 05:33:24
Lorne's SKYLANDERS scores are definitely hidden gems :D


Mike2013-09-09 15:05:17
Amen to that.


Anonymous2013-09-09 16:09:34
Judging by the first track, the sample of "Swap Force" on Amazon doesn't top the "Giants" track...but I'll wait and see.

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