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I'll try to explain myself more with the scores I wasn't a big fan of. I really like a lot of Gears of War 3. It has a lot of faster paced, melodic action cues, and the cues from Gears of War 2 are improved. Its main problem is it's not very memorable, which Jablonsky is usually able to produce. <br><br>Ender's Game I found to be a bit of a slog. There was a lot of ambient/sound design cues which I found incredibly dull. However, it's possible I was expecting too much, or maybe I was too harsh on it. I'll try to have another listen to that one. <br><br>Gangster Squad was one where I just looked at the comments to see what people thought about it, and the consensus was "it copied every recent Hollywood score", so I just skipped that one. <br><br>TF3 had a lot of good thematic material, and the finale's action music was a lot of fun, but it lacks the memorability and excitement of the first 2, or the subtlety of 5, making it fall in the middle for me. Plus the Inception sound was pretty annoying. <br><br>Gears of War 2 falls into mediocre for me. The main theme is solid, but the action is repetitive and doesn't have much variation. Plus it also wasn't very memorable. It's basically a worse version of Gears 3 to me. <br><br>Transformers 1 and 2 don't really count to me because those were more an RCP effort than a Jablonsky one. Just to clarify, I don't hate that Jablonsky went down this route. I first learned of his existence through the Transformers scores for god's sake. It's just that listening to Steamboy, it makes me sad there wasn't more of this side of Jablonsky. Oh, and honorable mention to TMNT: Out of the Shadows, that was a great superhero score!Gangster Squad was Ok, but i prefer Ender's Game, actually the sound design in that i find it certain interesting.<br><br>In Battleship, yeah, it's nothing original, but for me, is a guilty pleasure, i love the percussion (i'm a big fan of the taiko sound)<br><br>Enderís Game isnít bad at all, there are some cool power anthems and orchestral moments in it. As for Battleship, while I find most of it generic, I genuinely do like the alien ďMRIĒ sound design he incorporated.<br><br>And one of Jablonskyís most underrated scores imo is Gangster Squad. If you want a fun Jablonsky score that strays away (mostly) from the Zimmer sound thatís it. Any score using Antz as a temp track is fine by me!I will disagree with TF3, Ender's Game, Gears of War 2 and 3, there are good scores, altough i'm a massive fan of that guilty pleasure is Battleship ;D<br><br>And A Nightmare on Elm Street was cool.John Powell to receive Henry Mancini Award. <br><br>Look it up at filmmusicreporter.<br><br>Congrats John
Edmund's right. It's really just sad that Jablonsky could have been one of the greatest composers ever, one with more notoriety and respect from the music community, but instead settled for being... a decent composer.<br><br>TF5 was a step in the right direction, D-War was a great monster movie score, Your Highness came close to Steamboy levels, and IDEA felt like Jablonsky's symphony in a lot of ways. But on the other end you have Ender's Game, Transformers 3 and 4, Battleship, Gears of War 2, Gears of War: Judgement, and a few others that range from ok, to flat out awful. Occasionally though you get some decent ones like Gears of War 3, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.<br><br>My point is, we get a composer overridden with bland projects, and musically inept directors, when he had the potential for being Oscar level.This just occurred to me. 1:44-2:10ish in Remember Who You Are kind of sounds like part of Mozartís Ave Verum Corpus...and we know Hans is a fan of that piece...@mpolonest: I'm the opposite side: BvS grown each time i listened.<br><br>Not the same for MoS ;D@DS<br><br>You are absolutely right, and it was something that I did think about while I was writing the post, I just never clarified it. <br><br>But that also has the opposite effect as well. I've had plenty of scores/songs which originally I liked that I gradually grew to dislike or simply lose interest. One of the most recent ones is BvS, which I enjoyed when it came out but looking back is probably one of my least favorite Zimmer scores.@Edmund @Ds totally agree! This days the only composer that convince me is Steven Price.
Is there a Balfe score that is not very temped? Every single Balfe score I listened to is basically giving an old score a fresh set of paint.mpolonest123: it's difficult to compare scores that are 10 years old and that you had plenty of time to digest, with brand new scores you've only heard a couple of times.<br><br>You said it yourself, when Clash of the Titans came out you thought it was generic and forgettable. It's only later that you noticed all these themes and all the work Djawadi put into it.<br><br>And actually it works like that with any new album released by any major artist. Fans are always like "it sucks, I prefer their previous albums". And yet 5 years later they love all these songs and know them by heart. :-pEdmund: I see your point, and if everyone could become 100% objective it would be actually true. But in practice, our personal tastes play a heavy role in deciding whether a score is interesting or fun or creative or intelligent or enjoyable. Some people like very classical, orchestral music more than anything else; even if JXL was creating the craziest soundtrack ever, his sound palette and synthetic approach alone would be enough to make these people dislike the score and say it's rubbish. The level of detail he put in Tomb Raider is astonishing, but sadly it'll only be noticed by people who are not upset by this style of brutal and synthetic environment. Of course it also works the other way, dry orchestral scores like Giacchino frequently writes do nothing to me, I don't particularly like this kind of sound, so I never spent a lot of time listening to them. As a consequence, I never was able to dissect them to discover all their (I guess) richness, subtleties, etc. So from my point of view, almost all Giacchino scores sound the same way and are not interesting, and I don't understand how and why he keeps getting all those major assignments. That's to say, our personal preferences will always interfere with our judgment, even if we honestly try to be fair.I feel like I see/have this kind of conversation on film music boards all the time. The approach isn't the problem, it's the execution. For example, when Man of Steel came out:<br><br>me: "I'm a bit disappointed by Man of Steel, it has its moments but I don't think it's a very good score overall"<br>fanboys: "JOHN WILLIAMS WAS YESTERDAY, ZIMMER IS TODAY, THIS IS A DIFFERENT SUPERMAN BLAH BLAH BLAH GET OVER IT"<br>me: "...did I mention Williams?"<br><br>or else Mad Max: Fury Road<br><br>me: "Mad Max is a decent score but I feel like the film deserved much more"<br>fanboys: "THERE'S LITERALLY A DUDE ON A DRUM CAR WITH A FLAMETHROWER GUITAR WHAT DID YOU EXPECT"<br>me: "...a composer who does more interesting things with those drums and that guitar?"<br><br>All over the place. It was really aggravating. This is a similar situation A talented film composer can write interesting, engaging music in all sorts of styles, for all sorts of films and under all sorts of directorial conditions. My issue with Tomb Raider isn't that it's not a traditional Jerry Goldsmith adventure score. I never expected that from this film, and certainly not from this composer. It's just not a very interesting or intelligent or enjoyable version of what it's trying to be, and that's the bottom line.@mrzimmerfan <br><br>I completely agree with you. Tomb Raider definitely didnít need a traditional score at all. And I love all the scores youíve mentioned. I even donít have a problem with the approach he took.<br><br>But I just donít like the score as is. We just have to agree to disagree, no harm done. :-)
I don't think he means that, just that it would have been interesting if Jablonsky had gone more into animated movies like Powell did, rather than mostly Michael Bay. I think maybe we got a hint of what that could have been like with Your Highness a few years ago, a score I'll always defend, but yeah...the lack of follow-up to Steamboy is a great tragedy in Jablonsky's career.@mpolonest: I will enjoyed more Run All Night than Mad Max, hell, even The Dark Tower.<br><br>But with Tomb Raider, this movie is harsh, with a real character, and an adventure score a la Goldsmith or JNH, will not benefit anything about it. And in there, there is a lot of great sounds and ideas pop up in all the score.<br><br>And this is telling you a guy who LOVE The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, the entire Indiana Jones and Jumanji scores.@mpolonest: I will enjoyed more Run All Night than Mad Max, hell, even The Dark Tower.<br><br>But with Tomb Raider, this movie is harsh, with a real character, and an adventure score a la Goldsmith or JNH, will not benefit anything about it. And in there, there is a lot of great sounds and ideas pop up in all the score.<br><br>And this is telling you a guy who LOVE The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, the entire Indiana Jones and Jumanji scores.I don't think Jablonsky is going to be a new John Powell ;)<br><br>But this one of his most notable efforts, i will said that.This is feels like a very temped soundtrack, only that explains why the score is so generic. I wonder which movies music scenes producer-director used to make lorne do this. <br><br>Track 8 - is Tron legacy (dont know maybe he worked on it, powell was involved maybe he was too)

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Benjamin WallfischHans ZimmerChris CrakerGavin Greenaway
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A Cure For Wellness
Label: Milan Records
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  1. Hannah And Volmer (4:35)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  2. Nobody Ever Leaves (1:49)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  3. Bicycle (2:00)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  4. The Rite (3:42)
    Benjamin Wallfisch, Hans Zimmer
  5. Feuerwalzer (3:44)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  6. Magnificent, Isn't It? (2:11)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  7. Actually I'm Feeling Much Better (1:59)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  8. Clearly He's Lost His Mind (2:49)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  9. Our Thoughts Exactly (1:03)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  10. Volmer Institut (3:02)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  11. Terrible Darkness (3:18)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  12. Lipstick (4:21)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  13. Waiting (0:55)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  14. Zutritt Verboten (3:38)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  15. There's Nothing Wrong With You People (1:25)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  16. Lockhart's Letter (2:12)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  17. Volmer's Lab (3:32)
    Benjamin Wallfisch
  18. I Wanna Be Sedated - Mirel Wagner (3:38)
    The Ramones, Benjamin Wallfisch
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A Terrible Darkness
Actually Iím Feeling Much Better
Ballerina Sting
Bar Fight
Bike To Town
Blue Dress/Volmers Vitamins
Bridge Flashback
Caretaker Gurney
Church Remains
Cow Foetus
Crayon Picture
Dead Morris
Deer Crash
Drive To Castle/Arrival
Elevator - Boardroom
Embryonic Chamber
End Roller Pts. 1 & 2
Exploring The Spa
Fire Waltz
Grotto Fight
Hannah Bedroom Nightmare
Hannah Hums
Hannah Pond
Isolation Tank
Laptop Battery
Lockhartís Letter
Logos - Buildings
Lower Corridors
Main On Ends
Monk Chant
Mother Crematorium
Mother Flashback Pulse
Motherís Music Box
Nosebleed Bend
Not Much, But Enough
OS Orchestra
P&L Sounds
Pembrokeís Letter
Photo Sting
Pool & Stairs
Someone More Senior
Steam Room
The Rite
Thereís Something In The Water
Toilet Eels
Tooth Pull
Train - Helicopter
Trolly To Infusion
Urine Sample
Vent Pulse
Volmers Diagnosis
Volmers Lab
Water Glass
Where You Began

JBSO992018-02-01 13:15:28
Has anyone managed to order this tracks in chronological order? I'm trying to do it myself but there are a lot of track that I can't place, so any help would be great. Thanks

Jack Afrogarrix 2017 reply Replies: 1 || 2017-08-02 22:50:15
Hey Guys, Benjamin Wallfisch Has Released The Soundtrack Details Of Annabelle Creation In Film Music Reporter With The Track list And The Soundtrack Photos plus In Cd Version Will Be Released At Silva Screen Records & Digital Version At WaterTower Music.

Waymann2017-08-03 16:06:34
The score will be released digital tomorrow. The samples sound like a mix of orchestral sad/mysterious music en typical horror underscore.

Felix reply Replies: 8 || 2017-02-26 01:08:00
After I saw the movie I can explain a little bit:

Hannad & Volmer (Like the Opening Title)
Our Thoughts Exactly
Volmer Institut
Nobody Ever Leaves
Terrible Darkness
Lockhart's Letter
Magnicifent, Isnt It?
Zutritt Verboten
Volmer's Lab
There is Nothing Wrong With You People
Clearly He's Lost His Mind
The Rite
Actually I'm Feeling Much Better (End Credits)

So I think it would be the chronological order :)

Tim2017-02-26 05:41:10
No really original . Gore should have used Zanelli or Balfe

Felix2017-02-26 09:56:35
Why?! Wallfisch did a really good job

Hybrid Soldier2017-03-05 00:27:17
The final correct order is =>

Clearly He's Lost His Mind
Our Thoughts Exactly
Nobody Ever Leaves
Volmet Institut
Terrible Darkness
Zutritt Verboten
Lockhart's Letter
There's Nothing Wrong With You People
The Rite
Magnificent, Isn't It?
Actually I'm Feeling Much Better
Hannah & Volmer

The only mix of "unchronological cues" is "Terrible Darkness", which has short parts from later in the film. "Hannah & Volmer" is the end credits piece.

Edmund Meinerts2017-03-05 01:29:32
Funny, the chronological order is almost the exact reverse of the album order! Now all the horror stuff comes first and the action and thematic cues are more towards the second half, whereas on the album it was more the other way around. I think I prefer it this way, that way the score builds up to the good stuff rather than shooting its wad before the album is halfway over (so to speak...). It's a good score with some great material, but a lot if it is VERY hard listening, especially "Lipstick".

Also, Hybrid, where does "Volmer's Lab" go?

Hybrid Soldier2017-03-05 10:03:29
Ha ! Forgot it !

It's between Lockhart's Letter & There's Nothing Wrong with You People.

Also, fun fact, in the End Credits of the movie there's a credit :

Composed by Hans Zimmer
Arranged by Benjamin Wallfisch
Performed by the Chamber Orchestra of London, Conducted by Gavin Greenaway

Some early ideas Hans wrote did end up in the score. Ribbons is basically the beginning of the waltz in "The Rite", at 2:08.

isildur2017-03-06 06:22:43
Interesting. So, it's just the beginning of the Waltz? How long is this "Ribbons" cue? Do you think we'll get to listen to it anytime soon?

FunnyML2017-06-04 11:26:35
My analysis goes like this:
56 cues in total, only released cues are mentioned here

02 Clearly He's Lost His Mind 3 1:55-End
04 Clearly He's Lost His Mind 1 0:00-1:10
06 Our Thoughts Exactly
10 Nobody Ever Leaves
14 Volmer Institut 2 1:18-End
18 Waiting
27 Terrible Darkness 1 0:00-1:46
28 Volmer Institut 1 0:00-1:18
30 Bicycle
32 Lipstick 1 0:00-2:08
33 Lipstick 2 2:08-End
37 Zutritt Verboten
42 Lockhart's Letter
44 Volmer's Lab
45 Terrible Darkness 2 1:46-End
46 Clearly He's Lost His Mind 2 1:10-1:55
48 There Is Nothing Wrong With You People
50 The Rite
53 Feuerwalzer
54 Magnificent, Isn't It
55 Actually I'm Feeling Much Better
56 Hannah And Volmer

JBSO992017-06-04 16:37:00
@FunnyML That new tracklist made me revisit the score and I realized (again) it's so amazing. I haven't watched the movie but I want to listen to the complete score to hear more of these beautiful melodies

Hideo reply Replies: 1 || 2017-05-28 18:03:39
What's the name of that celestial music when Volmer gives Hannah a new dress and says to her "You're a woman now" ?

FunnyML2017-06-04 11:29:36
One of many unreleased cues, so we don't know (yet).

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-04-08 20:31:33
A little late to the game but I just wanted to praise this score a bit. When I first heard Hans wasn't going to be working on this project my heart immediately sank. Anytime Zimmer works with Verbinski, the end result is always spectacular (even Rango is very enjoyable, despite being a huge mess). I'm so glad I took the time to listen to this one though, Wallfisch delivered in HUGE spades!

Both themes introduced are marvelous, and it definitely speaks to Wallfisch's talent that he is able to utilize each idea without getting repetitive. One of the biggest bonuses is the variety of instrumentation and styles, ranging from the more traditional horror tropes to incorporating some beautiful vocals and even a waltz. If I had any complaints in regards to the album, its that it is far too short. By the time it ended I was hungry for more.

Hearing that he is going to score IT and Annabelle 2, I'm both intensely interested and a little nervous that he might get pigeonholed in horror. If you haven't heard his music for the Peter Pan stageplay (on Apple Music) definitely check it out, the man can write fantasy pretty damn good!

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trent easton navarro reply Replies: 0 || 2017-03-18 16:24:42
I read on Facebook that Wallfisch will score the new It film. Hope it turns out to be true, he'd be a great choice

Leo reply Replies: 0 || 2017-03-08 06:21:30
Correct me if I'm wrong but I can feel Hans' fingerprints all over the "Feuerwalzer" cue. ;)

Michael Poleschuck reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-19 12:59:13

Here's a little behind-the-scenes!

James Strauss reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-19 04:39:56
Its the Full Score Avaliable?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 8 || 2017-02-07 00:26:47
Suite added ! A good one ! :)

Ds2017-02-07 16:16:21
Oh yeah that suite is just amazing. Really impatient to hear the full thing, and above all to watch the movie!

Felix2017-02-07 21:43:13
Wow, great Suite, can't wait to listen to the complete album :)

Felix2017-02-07 23:04:20
It's on Spotify!! So a good album!!

JBSO992017-02-11 14:35:30
Wow, just when the girl's voice started to sing I got chills. It sounds awesome and creepy. I cannot wait to watch the movie and hear these in context.

Kalvin Koskela2017-02-11 18:23:30
You do not lie; this music is absolutely beautiful!

isildur2017-02-14 10:42:35
Listened to the score. Splendid work by Ben. Liked how it is beautiful yet creepy. Now, I don't mind much that Hans missed out on this :)

Michael Poleschuck2017-02-14 10:47:58
It's a life! Relax and enjoy the music of amazing Benjamin Wallfisch!

James Strauss2017-02-19 01:28:50
Its the Full Score Avaliable?

Jack Afrogarrix 2017 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-07 22:59:07
Benjamin Wallfisch Has Made Another Best Orchestral Score Better Than Lights Out Score. I Didn't Know That Soloist Voice Was From The Trailer
And Then I Hear It In This Soundtrack

I Can Wait To Hear The Score And See The Movie

ei18 reply Replies: 2 || 2017-02-07 04:21:33
7:15 and onward reminds me of something, but I can't pinpoint it. Does anyone else hear a similarity to another score? It feels like Pirates and maybe something else?

Patrick2017-02-07 06:58:42
The Brass at 7:19 is very similar to Broken Arrow, but I guess you are talking about the staccato parts?

Edmund Meinerts2017-02-07 15:47:08
The rhythm and low brass both remind me a little bit of Dark Knight Rises (some parts of Bane's music).

Daniel reply Replies: 1 || 2017-02-05 21:39:50
So. What do you say?

Anonymous2017-02-05 22:54:08
I saw what are you on about

Jack Afrogarrix 2017 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-01-27 00:37:07
This Score Is Now Release Eariler in ITunes But i Found The Soundtrack Details Of A Cure For Wellness

1.Hannah And Volmer
2.Nobody Ever Leaves
4.The Rite
6.Magnificent,Isn't It
7.Actually I'm Feeling Much Better
8.Clearly He's Lost His Mind
9.Our Thought Exactly
10.Volmer Institu
11.Terrible Darkness
14.Zuttrit Verbotten
15.There's Nothing Wrong With You People
16.Lockhart's Letter
17.Volmer's Lab
18.I Wanna Be Sedated(Feat.Mirel Wagner)

Jack Afrogarrix reply Replies: 1 || 2016-12-20 17:02:30
I See The 2nd Trailer A Cure For Wellness And The Music Will Be Composed By Benjamin Wallfisch
Also I Think Is An Psychological Thriller Movie

Jack Afrogarrix 2016-12-20 17:03:37
And This Movie & The Soundtrack Is Going Freak Out

Everan reply Replies: 0 || 2016-12-15 00:12:21
Hoping this creeps me out completely

Jack Afrogarrix reply Replies: 3 || 2016-12-10 13:33:47
An new movie for 2017 by benjamin wallfisch. I hope it will be same or different like the music of lights out.

Macejko2016-12-10 16:09:19
Shut the hell up already, Astťrix.

trent easton navarro2016-12-11 15:46:06
So you hope it's the same... Yet, you also hope it's different?
So which is it, mate?

Edmund Meinerts2016-12-11 21:56:52
He's just trolling us now. :p

isildur reply Replies: 1 || 2016-12-10 16:50:55
Hey Hybrid, is Hans overseeing this or completely Ben's project?. Am I mistaken or wasn't this the horror film Hans was supposed to do?

Hybrid Soldier2016-12-10 16:52:45
Hans was going to score it but the score production happened exactly at the moment of the tour so Hans let Ben do it.© 2001-2017 OST 
A Cure For Wellness soundtrack - Benjamin Wallfisch 2017