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Are there any more tour dates planned?Lord of the Rings - Shore<br>Battlestar Galactica - McCreary<br><br>Both are up there as my two favorite collection of works. GOT doesn't even compare to BSG. <br><br>For solo albums, my candidates are:<br><br>Titanic<br>The Lion King<br>Interstellar<br>Memoirs of a Geisha<br>Jurassic Park<br><br><br> <br><br>@superultramega<br>Honestly I feel like most of the issues with AUJ (and the other two hobbit films) were stemming from Peter Jackson editing the hell out of the music after the fact. It could be why they ended up dumping some themes in the following films.<br><br>Still, I don’t understand some of the criticism that the Hobbit trilogy scores received. DoS has some of the best action material imo, and the interpolations of Smaug’s theme(s) throughout the films are personally some of my favorite music from any LoTR project.<br><br>And this might be controversial, but I would put PoTC (the first three at least) on the level of Lord of the Rings in terms of the sheer amount of themes and development they receive. Maybe not quite as complex but they shouldn’t be overlooked.The Lion King and The Last Samurai are good choices, but I'm not as much of a fan as Zimmer's aesthetic or thematic work nearly as much as Howard Shore, or even Jablonskly at times. Game of Thrones I still can't comment on as I've never watched the show, or payed attention to Djawadi in general.<br><br>I would say Shore's heart wasn't in Desolation and Five Armies, but to say that about Unexpected Journey doesn't really feel right to me. Even themes like Gondor Restored and Nazgul's uses have some logic to them. <br><br>Gondor Restored was also used when the Ring is destroyed, meaning it also has a secondary meaning of victory against evil, (yes I know it affected Gondor too, but Gondor it isn't as direct). Which also applies in The Hobbit, as Bilbo saving Thorin was not only important for their relationship but also the future of Middle Earth as Thorin is vital to the battle against the orcs in Five Armies. <br><br>The Nazgul theme also makes sense as its first appearance is in Fellowship's opening, playing over Sauron's army of orcs, then Sauron himself. So it's linked both to Sauron himself and his servants, which includes Azog. Plus the version that plays in the film is the exact same variant (and lyrics) that plays in the Fellowship prologue. It serves almost as a precursor to the Nazgul. Plus I don't see why themes can't have several meanings anyway.  <br><br>Plus I love most of the new themes of AUJ (before they were abandoned in later films).Not really a fair comparison, Hybrid, since videogames as a medium are much younger than films, and their scores weren't using real orchestras right until... mid 90's, would be my guess (feel free to correct me, guys).<br><br>The all time best film score for me would be a battle between The Last Samurai and Lion King. If "movie" includes TV shows, then it's Game of Thrones without a doubt, but I'm not gonna have this argument again ;)<br><br>Btw. I wouldn't mention Hobbit in the same sentence with LotR, even music-wise. A couple of great cues cannot hide the fact that Shore's heart wasn't in it.
IS * lion kingBest film score of all time in lion king. Without any doubt. ;-)Can I just add, the album presentation for MW2 is really lame? It's a big, dare I say "epic" score in the 1990s Media Ventures mold. I think it's really solid. There are lots of different ideas from the first mission to the last, and a lot of them are written in the power anthem style that Hans ans co. don't really use much these days. Even Opening Titles is a throwback for Hans himself. <br><br>Unfortunately, almost none of the music as heard through the game is here. Instead, we got a bunch of shortened theme suites. :P<br><br>But the Gulag mission, the oil rig stuff, The Enemy of My Enemy, and lots of other missions all have pretty engaging and powerful music. I wish the RCP guys would do scores like this one more.Lord of the Rings (and even The Hobbit), are the only film scores that I'm buying an entire book for, just to fully understand the themes and motifs.Every time I revisit this score the first cue I automatically go back to is “This Isn’t Right”. Something about RGW’s string writing always stuck with me, even if he isn’t the most memorable when it comes to themes.<br><br>As for this score itself, I feel like it might have become a classic had it not been paired with such a shitty film. It’s funny, the score sounds less like Hans’ style to me and more like James Horner’s. Granted he only wrote one cue apparently...
But the best film score of all time is Lord of the Rings... :>Guys... Video Game music didn't start in 2008... lol<br><br><br>Your little game is actually impossible... It's pretty much like trying find "what is the best film score of all time"...I agree with Araujo and Knorr wholeheartedly. Cannot say the same for Soule; I always found his music lackluster and unfocused, sans the main theme of course. I'd like to mention my first runner-up, which is Destiny: Rise of Iron alongside Destiny 2. I was never a huge fan of the first two scores (original game + the first expansion), but the moment a guy named Rotem Moav got on Salvatori's team, the music became incredible (even though I have no evidence that those two events are related). Nevertheless, since it's stylistically so different from old-school and symphonic LAIR, I'd probably name it my No.1 alongside it.<br><br>If you guys are looking for recommendations, be sure to check these out:<br>The Witcher 3 (Marcin Przyby³owicz, Mikolai Stroinski, and a band called Percival), LotRO: Riders of Rohan (Chance Thomas), Assassin's Creed IV (Brian Tyler), Alone In The Dark (Olivier Deriviére), Eagle Flight (Inon Zur), Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (Noriyasu Agematsu), Ni No Kuni I/II (Joe Hisaishi), and of course Medal of Honor and Gears of War IV by Ramin ;)Gonna have to chip in for Skyrim as well, although I'm biased because I used to put hundreds of hours into that game :p<br><br>Oscar Araujo's music for the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games is pretty good, as well as Geoff Knorr and his team's work on the last few Civ games.Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, Returns and Tropical Freeze.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is by far on top for me. It feels like the ultimate culmination of Jeremy Soule's work on the the series along with symphony-level quality for the town and exploration music.I go with Lair and Outcast as most favorite.<br><br>And also the Blizzard games music like Word Of Warcraft, StarCraft and Heroes of The StormI think a big part of it is that half of the cues written for the film are 30 seconds or less (or even 10 seconds in some cases). It’s almost impossible to have thematic development when you are constrained like that, so I do understand. Still, it’s hilarious hearing Zimmer give the Simpsons theme “Lion King” treatment in the main theme suite, shame that wasn’t used at all in film.<br><br>As far as the shorter cues go though, the Church Prophecy is pretty cool, and I personally love the Green Day organ cues. That was genius on whoever’s part decided to do it...Yeah it's weird how little overlap there is between the complete score and the album. I think over half of the music on the album didn't end up in the movie, at least not verbatim. I agree it makes for a much better listen, although in my version I've added a few of the better/more substantial cues from the complete score (like the cool Angels & Demons-style "Church Prophecy"/1m11-12v17, which I'm almost positive is an Atli Örvarsson contribution).Ah thankyou, thankyou very much :)
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The Lego Batman Movie
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Length: 94'18 (Score: 60'08)
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CD 1 - SONGS
  1. Who's The (Bat)Man - Patrick Stump (3:03)
  2. Forever - DNCE (3:48)
  3. (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew (4:35)
  4. Invincible - Kirsten Arian (2:59)
  5. One - Harry Nilsson (2:22)
  6. Heroes (We Could Be) (Hard Rock Sofa & Skidka Remix) - Alesso Feat. Tove Lo (6:35)
  7. Man In The Mirror - Alex Aiono (2:23)
  8. Friends Are Family - Oh, Hush! Feat. Will Arnett & Jeff Lewis (3:49)
  9. I Found You - Fraser Murray & Lorne Balfe (3:34)
  10. Forever - Justin Tranter (3:49)
  11. Man In The Mirror - Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine (1:49)
  12. Everything Is Awesome - Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine (2:02)
CD 2 - SCORE
  1. Black (7:32)
  2. Your Greatest Enemy (2:42)
  3. The Arrival Of Robin (2:52)
  4. Joker Crashes The Party (1:33)
  5. No Seat Belts Required (2:17)
  6. To Cage The Joker (1:59)
  7. The Phantom Zone (3:37)
  8. Open For Business (1:09)
  9. Chaos In Gotham (3:20)
  10. Lava Attack (7:40)
  11. For Your Own Good (1:45)
  12. Joker Manor (2:29)
  13. Batman's In The Zone (4:40)
  14. The Babs Signal (2:25)
  15. Battle Royale (4:54)
  16. A Long Farewell (2:49)
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Mike (OTM) reply Replies: 2 || 2018-01-06 20:18:45
"Joker Crashes the Party" - Wasn't that the name of a cue from TDK? Was this an inside joke?


George2018-01-06 21:53:18
Yeah it is! I’m sure it’s a nice reference to it lol


Olive2018-01-07 00:06:02
What to do if the Joker likes to ruin so many parties?

NZ reply Replies: 15 || 2018-01-04 10:43:31
Which Balfe scores, in your opinion, are his best? I’ve just gotten into his stuff recently with Lego Batman and would like a good starting point with him, thanks!


Max Potcats2018-01-04 13:05:06
I really liked Son Of God (Faith is amazing), Terminator Genisys is nice too.


Macejko2018-01-04 13:25:10
Beyond: Two Souls all the way.


mpolonest123 2018-01-04 14:22:38
Beyond: Two Souls and Blackwood are probably my top two from him.


Edmund Meinerts2018-01-04 15:09:34
From what I've heard, I'd say my top picks from Balfe would be Lego Batman, Home and Beyond: Two Souls. But like Zanelli, I feel Balfe is a composer who does some of his best work in additional music moreso than his solo scores, so if I was making a Balfe playlist I'd definitely also add some of his contributions to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Kung Fu Pandas 2 and 3, Megamind and Inception.


Olive2018-01-04 16:02:04
Nothing...
Just kidding!
Animation movies (Lego, Home, Kung Fu Panda, Penguins and Megamind) and video games scores (Beyond, Assassins Creed, Modern Warfare). Yeah, I like also some other things, but nothing too remarkable like those above.


Hybrid Soldier2018-01-04 16:47:12
Ironclad, Harry's Arctic Heroes, Skylanders - Giants...


Richard2018-01-04 17:29:14
AC3 ,Terminator Genius and Ghost In The Shell are mine.


Miguel2018-01-04 17:32:06
Genius for me is my favorite.then Beyond Two Souls, Home and Legobatman


Andrew2018-01-04 17:54:03
Lego Batman all the way !!


Petres2018-01-04 21:59:05
Crown ,Ghost In the shell ,Last Man on The Moon and only because I love old school MV/Remote control ——— Geostorm


DaveFilm2018-01-05 03:49:18
The Crown and Genius are my favourite


Michael882018-01-05 05:06:50
Call of Duty is Balfe’s best along side Beyond Two Souls


Andmusid2018-01-05 07:18:31
Home and Legobatman


TobiasF2018-01-05 16:34:46
Ghost in The Shell,The Bible and Take Off from Geostorm.


KudoJk2018-01-06 18:19:56
Blackwood is a secret gem but I think Ghost In The Shell and The Lego Batman are his best

EduMusic reply Replies: 3 || 2017-03-05 04:10:16
Really loving this score and the film ROCKED. Does anyone know about Genius ? Lorne has posted photos today or recording sessions


Michael2017-03-05 15:47:46
Genius is the Rob Howard TV show based on The life of Einstein .


Anonymous2017-03-06 08:03:17
I believe Hans is writing the main theme with Lorne and Lorne is the Doug the score to all of the episodes . The super bowl spot looks amazing . Frost Nixon was a unique score from them both .


AndiM2017-03-20 07:21:22
Great score . Nice to hear something so different and so many styles

AndyFil reply Replies: 0 || 2017-03-19 20:19:21
Lego Batman just got released in Australia so it was great to hear how the score worked to the film. Amazing work . The Robin song I Found You is excellent and Lorne should be writing more songs . Interested to see Ghost in the shell now

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Adam reply Replies: 0 || 2017-03-04 15:22:45
Bought the score weeks ago but only now got to see Lego Batman. Lorne's score is better than the first film I think . Great tunes and lovely to listen to and I hope he does more Lego movies

Musicsam reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-27 06:27:28
Lego better be in the Oscars next year. brilliant film and Lroens score is another leval and hope he does more super hero films now

Phillipe reply Replies: 2 || 2017-02-24 03:09:20
Happy Birthday maestro


Mike 2017-02-24 11:24:43
The demos he posted on Facebook arnt on the album ? Does anyone know if releasing them . Great soundtrack and which more animation music was like this


Tim2017-02-24 12:49:52
Great sounding score . Definitely best score of the year . This a cool Batman scorof and better than most of the superheroes movie soundtracks week done to him

IronmanSucks reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-24 02:07:40
Too many songs but the score is amazing and really enjoying the score

Paul reply Replies: 1 || 2017-02-23 12:35:13
Great score . And love the Robin theme . Lovely tunes and cool action music


Pierre 2017-02-23 13:41:58
Yes and the robin theme that is the song i Found You is beautiful. Going back to see lego batman again tonight !

John reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-22 03:34:35
Does anyone know what Mark M was doing the score ?

James reply Replies: 6 || 2017-02-20 05:50:23
There seems some negative comments about this score but I think it is great because it is fun but also with great serious overtones. For a change , the music was as important as ththe storyline for a change . I was actually shocked to see Lorne's name at the end because I had never heard his music this good. seems like he was allowed to go wild and enjoy writing . Enjoyed this soundtrack more than anything in a long time so well done


John2017-02-20 09:25:34
Onlyon this forum ! I think it's amazing and the music makes the film . I have always been a fan of Hans music but now lorn music is beating everyone's music for animation . Really great and best batman score since batman begins


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-20 12:05:11
"now lorn music is beating everyone's music for animation."

Sorry. As good as this score is, Lorne still has a long long way to go before he reaches John Powell's level.


John2017-02-20 12:34:49
Sorry but !!! Edmund you seem to be in the minority ! Social media is constantly
Mentioning the score in reviews . I realize I'm new to the new site but I follow Ihim on twitter and Facebook and everyone seems to be congratulating on the soundtrack . Apart from you ! Anyway - it's fun and I close my eyes and sit back and listen to it and enjoy A what else can I ask for .


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-20 14:41:18
Good for him! It's great that this score is getting such acclaim. It's a very fun and enjoyable one. But go out and ask those same people if they like this more or How to Train Your Dragon and then come back and tell me what they say.


David2017-02-20 19:56:09
Not just Powell but Zimmer too! The Prince of Egypt, Kung Fu Panda and The Lion King! Another great Powell animated score is Shrek, which he shares with Gregson-Williams :D


tim2017-02-21 08:08:43
Chad smith played on the score -red hot chilli peppers - what a drummer!!

BBmysic reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-20 12:52:36
Totally lost ! /9 fed up with the violence amongst us all !

theeaglesfan005 reply Replies: 9 || 2017-02-13 13:12:36
Anybody got a film order of the score + songs?


Medigo2017-02-13 17:18:59
Feel free to correct me


Black
Who's The (Bat)Man - Patrick Stump
Your Greatest Enemy
Forever - DNCE (could also be the other version, they sound alike)
The Arrival Of Robin (Part 2)
Man In The Mirror - Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine (in the background)
(I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew (Briefly)
Invincible - Kirsten Arian (Briefly)
Joker Crashes The Party
One - Harry Nilsson
The Arrival Of Robin (Part 1)
No Seat Belts Required (also a combination of 2 tracks)
To Cage The Joker
The Phantom Zone
Everything Is Awesome - Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine (As elevator music)
Open For Business
Chaos In Gotham
Lava Attack
For Your Own Good
Joker Manor
Batman's In The Zone
The Babs Signal
Heroes (We Could Be) (Hard Rock Sofa & Skidka Remix) - Alesso Feat. Tove Lo
Battle Royale
A Long Farewell
Man In The Mirror - Alex Aiono
Part of the End Credits (didnt stay for all of it) are:
Friends Are Family - Oh, Hush! Feat. Will Arnett & Jeff Lewis
Black Excerpt
I Found You - Fraser Murray & Lorne Balfe


Medigo2017-02-13 17:20:05
I forgot The arrival of Robin part 3 (the joker material)
That goes before 'Joker Crashes the Party'
(which I feel hes done in four separate movies now)


theeaglesfan0052017-02-17 00:00:55
thanks :D


theeaglesfan0052017-02-17 00:05:25
when say arrival of robin part 1 and 2.. where should it be split?


jrej35552017-02-17 02:55:02
@theeaglesfan005
The Arrival of Robin
Part 1: Start - 0:51
Part 2: 0:51 - 1:37
Part 3: 1:37 - End


Medigo2017-02-17 08:53:07
also 1:29-2:50 from 'Black' was for some reason replaced in the movie with new music
no other track has edits like that I think tho


Rocko 2017-02-18 09:07:15
Where does the song I Found You feature in the film? It's a beautiful and it's the Robin theme but want to know where it goes .


Hybrid Soldier2017-02-18 11:08:29
In the end credits !


theeaglesfan0052017-02-19 21:49:56
@jrej3555

Where does Part 3 go?

Jim reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-19 12:51:12
Really enjoying this score and the film was great . Lorne's writing is getting
Better and better and this is his best so far . Beautiful and great music .

AndyMusik9 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-17 05:22:37
What an amazing score and a cool film . Saw it tonight and it the best batman ever . Lorne score is brilliant .

Waymann reply Replies: 8 || 2017-02-14 11:45:39
Don't know why everyone is actually raving about this score ? Have listened to it once and I haven't felt the urge to listen to it again. It's a fun score for sure. But saying it's the best score for an animated movie since a long time is a bit too much credit for me... But hey everyone can like whatever they want. Love the first minute of The Arrival of Robin though.


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-14 12:34:09
I kind of agree with you. It's a fun score but the level of accolades it's getting would have you think it's the second coming of Jesus Christ.


isildur2017-02-14 14:08:40
It's not just fun score, it's fun "Batman" score. Sure many of us loved Hans' Dark Knight scores but this kind of addresses more aspects of Batman's & Joker's characters not just their broody nature and completely insane unpredictability that was there in Nolan's movies. Also the contrasting comic nature of the film helps the score to be enjoyed on a different level.

Of course it's not the greatest animation score. But when combined with the kind of popularity Batman & Lego movies have, it's just that more people are talking about it. And I, for one, am glad Lorne is getting some much deserved attention.


Mike2017-02-14 19:33:21
Obviously you haven't been reading the reviews then !!!! I think it's a great score
and the film is a massive success . The music is is big part of the film and works brilliantly


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-14 22:24:21
So if "the reviews" say something, it must be true and the rest of us have to fall in line? LOL


Mike2017-02-14 22:29:20
LOL ! Anyway


Miguel2017-02-14 22:35:46
Has anyone seen the physical release . Amazon seems sold out already


Mike2017-02-15 04:19:42
Different Mike here....frequent poster...Whenever I see other Mikes here, I feel the need to change my name. ;)

But I agree with Edmund. It's pretty good, but it's not amazing. Maybe seeing the movie will change my mind.


MikeP2017-02-15 06:58:58
Mike - it will change your mind

Paul reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-14 10:54:29
What a lovely song I Found You is and Friends are family is great .lornes best score to date I think .

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-14 10:48:17
Really enjoyable score and the orchestrations are amazing . One of
The best animation music I have heard an a while . Lava attach is a great track.

Michael Poleschuck reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-14 08:10:15
By the way, does the credit "score producer" for Max Aruj and Thomas Farnon means, that they are also write additional music and arrangements for this?

Modo66 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-14 08:00:50
Wow - this is a great album looking forward to seeing the film now

jrej3555 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-13 17:46:01
This is the soundtrack album that Zimmer and Balfe's Megamind should've gotten! That release was pathetic; it failed to satisfy those who wanted the songs (only had 4) and those who wanted the score (13 cues).

Crisp Rat reply Replies: 3 || 2017-02-07 15:17:38
Fantastic score, one of Lorne's best. Has anyone else noticed how he quotes The Dark Knight score in "Your Greatest Enemy"?


AndrewMusix2017-02-07 17:05:51
It's funny how everyone is thinking they are hearing every single Batman reference . Fantastic score . Not what I expect led . Seeing the film this
Weekend . Hope it's as good as the soundtrack


Bioscope2017-02-13 16:05:17
Do I hear a distinct quote of the Arrowverse motifs? I keep seeing The Flash running past me in my mind's eye :)


Crisp Rat2017-02-13 16:49:21
@Bioscope I thought the exact same thing!

Evan reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-13 05:05:58
I can't stop listening to it . It is everything an animation soundtrack should sound like and more . Just saw the film today and the whole score stands
Out in the film . I think this is the year for Balfe .......

Deitor reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-13 04:58:37
I Found You is the Robin theme I believe . It is the best song on the album I think and lorne should write more songs . I think it's the best super heros score in along time .

Ando87 reply Replies: 2 || 2017-02-12 11:14:16
i have listened to this score over 10 times . wonderful music and the best animation music in a long time


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-12 17:20:19
Kubo and the Two Strings is not even a year old! ;)


Ando872017-02-13 00:41:43
Exactly !

Joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-11 20:50:04
Really enjoying this soundtrack . So much fun . Seeing the film tomorrow and already imagining what's going on . Got the album on loop now

Kevin reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-11 20:06:34
Best score and best film . Saw it this afternoon and laughed so much . The orchestration is stunning and the robin theme is beautiful.

David reply Replies: 1 || 2017-02-10 18:10:42
Just been to see it and it's really good . Best Batman since Batman begins. Lorne's score is sensational . Score of the year


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-10 21:02:54
Score of the year? LOL. It's barely February, dude!

BoMus80 reply Replies: 2 || 2017-02-09 04:14:39
Has anyone seen the movie yet ? Reviews seem amazing and score is sounding the best . Apart from Zimmer - best music to come out of RCP in a LONG time.


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-09 14:06:40
I'd say that this is the best RCP score since probably Eddie the Eagle - but it doesn't top that little gem, for me. ;)


Moss2017-02-10 03:24:13
What a score . Great animation music but with solid themes .
Defiantly best score of the year - hard to beat this one . Favorite cue is Lava attack and then Kaos in Gotham.

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