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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)
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)"It's good shit lieutenant" The principle is based on Thomas Newman's Bond.  "Take back what's ours" and "the truth" is Ad astrahonnestly, I do get why people refer to MW2, but to be honest, it's not the same.  With the amount of time I heard that score, I can say that it uses the same drums, and a pattern that is quite similar to the one used in MW2, but it is not a copy/paste.  It's no different to me than Junkie XL re-using the same pattern of drum in all of his recent scores since Mad Max.  When it comes from the same composer, I guess it's normal to have works that parts that similar from a score to another.  Just think of John Murphy who re-use his powerful theme from Sunshine in a lot of his scores (28 weeks later, kick-ass, etc).   <br><br>Actually I'm quite glad he re-used the themes from Mancina as that was, to me at least, a big miss for BB2 even though Rabin and Jablonsky did a great job.  It's like doing a James Bond movie without the Bond theme.  It might be good, but it miss the little something that gel everything together. ;)  I really like what Lorne did on this one.  Even though he re-used the theme, he made them his own, in a similar way he did with MI Fallout, while sometime paying homage to the original ones. ;)  My 2 cents.Not really familiar with either Mancina’s BB score or MW2, but I’m really enjoying this. It’s like an old-school MV score filtered through Lorne’s sound. The main tune (which I’m guessing is Mancina’s) is a lot of fun, particularly when paired with the choir. <br><br>And as for Ad Astra, the villain motif in “Take Back What’s Ours” sounds like it was directly lifted from the space scenes of that score.can I see the clip? is it on YouTube?
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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (Complete Score)
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Length: 110'09
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  1. Thneedville (3:00)
    John Powell, Cinco Paul
  2. Ted's Plane - Audrey (2:35)
    John Powell
  3. Grammy Norma - To The Edge (2:37)
    John Powell
  4. Wasteland - The Tale Begins (5:09)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  5. Once-ler's Journey (0:22)
    Ed Helms, John Powell, Cinco Paul
  6. Truffula Valley (0:58)
    John Powell
  7. These Trees (1:12)
    Ed Helms, John Powell, Cinco Paul
  8. Marshmallows (0:59)
    John Powell, Victor Chaga
  9. Chop - Lorax Appears (1:43)
    John Powell
  10. Tree Funeral (1:01)
    John Powell
  11. J'Accuse! (2:44)
    John Powell
  12. Come Back Tomorrow (0:56)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  13. Ted Fantasizes (1:23)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  14. O'Hare Leans On Ted (2:39)
    John Powell
  15. River Bed Chase (4:21)
    John Powell, Beth Caucci (Lalo Schifrin, Frederic Chopin)
  16. The Oath - Houseguests (Part 1) (2:49)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey, Beth Caucci
  17. The Oath - Houseguests (Part 2) (0:27)
    John Powell, Beth Caucci
  18. Selling The Thneed (1:15)
    Ed Helms, John Powell
  19. Everybody Needs A Thneed (1:23)
    Ed Helms, John Powell, Cinco Paul
  20. Defaced Rooftops RV (Part 1) (1:16)
    John Powell
  21. Defaced Rooftops RV (Part 2) (0:36)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  22. RV Deployment (0:27)
    John Powell
  23. A Little Problem (1:01)
    John Powell
  24. Truffula Massacre (1:10)
    John Powell, Victor Chaga
  25. How Bad Can I Be? (2:58)
    Ed Helms, John Powell, Allan Peter Grigg, Cinco Paul
  26. Valley Exodus (5:08)
    John Powell
  27. The Last Seed (4:54)
    John Powell
  28. Thneedville Car Chase (4:20)
    John Powell
  29. Thneedville Elevator Muzak (0:27)
    John Powell
  30. At The Park (4:13)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  31. Let It Grow (3:19)
    John Powell, Cinco Paul
  32. The Lorax Returns (1:24)
    John Powell
  33. End Credits (Let It Grow) (3:38)
    Ester Dean, John Powell, Christopher Stewart, Cinco Paul, Aaron Pearce
  34. Thneedville (Original Demo) (3:59)
    Fletcher Sheridan, John Powell, Cinco Paul
  35. Once-ler's Journey (Alternate) (0:22)
    Ed Helms, John Powell, Cinco Paul
  36. The Once-ler's Traveling Madness (Original Demo) (1:36)
    Ed Helms, John Powell, Cinco Paul
  37. This Is The Place (Tricky Version) (2:25)
    Ed Helms, John Powell, Cinco Paul
  38. Marshmallows (Alternate I) (0:59)
    John Powell, Victor Chaga
  39. Marshmallows (Alternate II) (0:58)
    John Powell, Victor Chaga
  40. I Love Nature (Original Demo) (2:44)
    Randy Crenshaw, John Powell, Cinco Paul
  41. Tree Funeral (Alternate) (1:00)
    John Powell
  42. The Oath - Houseguests (Part 2) (Alternate) (0:28)
    John Powell, Beth Caucci
  43. You Need A Thneed (1:32)
    Keith Slettedahl, The 88, John Powell, Cinco Paul
  44. Nobody Needs A Thneed (Original Demo) (1:53)
    Fletcher Sheridan, Randy Crenshaw, John Powell, Cinco Paul
  45. Biggering (Original Demo) (5:01)
    Gabriel Hann, Randy Crenshaw, The 88, John Powell, Cinco Paul
  46. At The Park (Alternate) (4:16)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  47. Let It Grow Gospel Ending (Original Demo) (0:53)
    Jenny Slate, John Powell, Cinco Paul
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mpolonest123 reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-08 20:39:47
One thing I love about John Powell is his ability to write secondary themes/motifs that somehow work better than the primary ones (the “Alien” theme in Happy Feet/the “Fairy” theme in Pan). Here is the “Seedling” motif that honestly steals the show, even if the rest of the score is pretty basic Powell animation music...

liamdude5 reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-08 20:10:12
Anybody know where I can find this?

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