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Is it me or does the main theme sound a lot like Hannibal? No doubt Zanelli’s stamp on the score...Hybrid, did Zimmer composed any of the music in the second trailer? <br><br>Interesting that nobody's mentioned the sessions leak. Pretty sure I posted a cue list but it must have been deleted.@mephariel<br>None of the styles work for me really. Most of the score comes across as a pastiche of ideas from other Zimmer scores where they were better developed (Gladiator, The Rock, Crimson Tide, etc.) and Even the action is kind of hit or miss. I just don’t find it to be an interesting score honestly.@kiki: delete inferno for me aswell...
...and a very good solo Balfe cue, at that. That theme and Hans' Moriarty theme are the most engaging ideas of these movies, to me. <br><br>Hey, while I'm here, any word on Hans doing the third movie?i would delete Dunkirk immediately from that library. That's the WORST score ever written from any composer out there. This isn't even a score or film music. Just pure sound effects.No, "Psychological Recovery" is scored to picture, a bunch of cues put together from the climax of the film. IIRC the first three minutes or so are a solo Balfe cue actually.Nope, not a suite, a mix of about 4/5 cues.M:I2 is definitely a polarizing score. But I have to say, this is the first time I heard the criticism stylistically bland refer to this score. Because for most people who dislike the score, they think the score is too stylish.
love this score. hasn't grown on me. was listening to it on my commute today. do you guys know if the track "psychological recovery" is the "suite" that came first. and then other cues developed from it? thanksEven then, I feel like its still irrelevant to post the titles for it does us no good and it will be posted here eventually. But whatever I guessJust realized I’ve been calling the movie “Windows” instead of “Widows”. <br>Ugh it’s been a long day -_-Just took a look at the trailer and am really impressed with how the film looks, not what I was expecting at all. I honestly don’t know what approach Zimmer will take either, although if I had to guess probably more sound design-ish.<br><br>And outside of “Injection” and “Bare Island” I find MI2 to be bland and all over the place stylistically. Just my opinion though, I know a lot of people love that score ;-)mpolonest123, have you seen the trailer for Widows? Zimmer created the music for that trailer and I assume it came from the movie. If that is the case, it will sound nothing like TTRL.
M:I2 is a blast to listen to. I just have a hard time imagine it to be a MI score. But it is one of the most fun scores from Zimmer.And as far Zimmer scores that I don’t like for the most part, there is a small handful (Madagascar, MI2, etc.)That’s completely fair, and I honestly couldn’t defend this score and be genuine about it. I think it does help that I love this movie (despite being hard to watch) and have come to associate the music with it so much. Still, I can’t lie that I find portions of it to be incredibly effective, even when the music does become solely ambient. In terms of listenability/originality the best cue is, ironically, the 24-second “Washington” cue.<br><br>I would kill to know what Zimmer personally thinks of this score. I’m sure he had a great working relationship with Steve, hence him working on “Windows”, but I’m sure the temptrack must have been murder on his creativity...This is my least favorite Zimmer score, actually. Or else the one that I feel has the least going for it; I guess it doesn't make me mad like On Stranger Tides, but at the same time it lacks anything even remotely compelling. "Boat Trip to New Orleans" is the only halfway interesting cue and even then I don't really like to listen to it much. The experimental parts aren't interesting experiments (ooh...clapping...wow), and the Journey to the Line stuff is just tired and bland (on top of being super derivative). I get that it works in the movie or whatever but if I had a gun to my head with orders to delete one Hans score from my library and never listen to it again, I'm pretty sure this would be the one I'd go for.Even 5 years later, I’m still not sure how I feel about this score. <br><br>On one hand, the music complements the film extremely well. “Boat Trip to New Orleans” and “Soap” are both incredible in context, and even some of the more ambient cues are pretty effective. Alongside Interstellar probably Hans’ most minimilastic score, something which actually suits him well.<br><br>On the other hand, the Time/Journey to the Line temp is extremely blatant, and it definitely doesn’t help that 60% of the music used in film is basically a variation on that one idea (and some cues are purely sound effects). I still admire the score though, regardless of the familiarity issues.<br><br>With Windows coming out I’m very curious to see what approach will be. Personally, I like seeing Zimmer tackle a project with minimalism. Hopefully McQueen (who is a very talented director) doesn’t box Hans in with another TTRL temp... or any temp for that matter.
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Lorne BalfeQueenie LiStephen Lipson
ComposerMusic Production CoordinatorMusic Scoring Mixer
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Label: La-La Land Records / Paramount Music
Length: 109'51
HZimmer.com rating:        Not yet rated
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  1. A Storm Is Coming (1:12)
  2. Your Mission (2:14)
  3. Should You Choose To Accept... (2:34)
  4. The Manifesto (1:44)
  5. Good Evening, Mr. Hunt (4:19)
  6. Change Of Plan (5:47)
  7. A Terrible Choice (2:54)
  8. Fallout (1:30)
  9. Stairs And Rooftops (6:00)
  10. No Hard Feelings (4:20)
  11. Free Fall (4:14)
  12. The White Window (4:42)
  13. I Am The Storm (2:07)
  14. The Exchange (5:54)
  15. Steps Ahead (1:02)
  16. Escape Through Paris (5:05)
  17. We Are Never Free (6:57)
  18. Kashmir (4:29)
  19. Fate Whispers To The Warrior (3:54)
  20. And The Warrior Whispers Back (3:56)
  21. Unfinished Business (1:49)
  22. Scalpel And Hammer (5:10)
  23. The Syndicate (6:00)
  24. Cutting On One (3:42)
  25. The Last Resort (2:55)
  26. Mission: Accomplished (1:15)

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  27. Plutonium Trade (2:54)
  28. As Ugly As They Come (2:26)
  29. Framing Ethan (2:01)
  30. Je Suis Désolé (1:06)
  31. Trapped (3:26)
  32. This Mission Is Terminated (2:10)
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Jacob Joosse reply Replies: 2 || 2018-08-11 20:07:51
Hi,

Sorry for mabey spoiling a little bit. But does sombody know the soundtrack of the bit when Ethan is climbing the rope to the helicopter. You can check out the clip in this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJtLDmm2ds8

Its the first 20 seconds. Thankyou already for helping me :).


MrZimmerFan2018-08-11 22:20:58
And the Warrior Whispers Back

:)


Jacob Joosse2018-08-12 12:40:01
Ah thankyou, thankyou very much :)

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 1 || 2018-08-05 01:52:42
Just to throw my 2 cents into the ring; just finished the film and was blown away. Easily the best action I’ve seen since Fury Road. And Balfe’s score works incredibly well, just as well as Kraemer’s. This may even be my favorite Lorne Balfe score now.


mpolonest1232018-08-05 02:01:29
One thing I did notice however...

There are ALOT of edits to Balfe score throughout, especially in the opening 15 minutes. Certain pieces are either chopped apart or dialed out. I’m wondering if some of the album cues are made up of smaller cues or were just edited heavily for the film (which isn’t necessarily bad, the silence in certain scenes worked well)

isildur reply Replies: 2 || 2018-08-04 14:19:23
Have you guys been following what's happening with Lorne and @SoundtrackMemes on twitter? That guy has been harassing Lorne since MI:Fallout soundtrack released. I can't believe how patient and restrained Lorne is with that guy. He clearly is an asshole. I would've simply blocked him but Lorne has been completely civil and even invited that guy to the next recording session!!! Lorne gets so much hatred on twitter and yet he always has been gracious in his replies.


Hybrid Soldier2018-08-04 14:25:22
You should listen the interview I put front page of the site. Lorne adresses the "haterz" issue... :)


Edmund Meinerts2018-08-04 16:36:56
I'm not on Twitter much but I know the guy who's behind @SoundtrackMemes, he's a bit of an idiot...

antovolk reply Replies: 8 || 2018-07-25 23:48:14
Had a go at putting together a chronological order after seeing the film again today...looks like also a lot of editing was done in the film versions of the score cues.

A Storm Is Coming (Logos)
Should You Choose To Accept...
Good Evening, Mr. Hunt
A Terrible Choice
The Manifesto
Fallout (Main Titles)
Your Mission
Free Fall
The White Widow
The Exchange
Change of Plan (that's the only cue I can't place...could go before/after No Hard Feelings?)
Escape Through Paris
I Am The Storm (another one I can't seem to place)
Steps Ahead
We Are Never Free
No Hard Feelings
Stairs and Rooftops
Kashmir
Fate Whispers To The Warrior
The Warrior Whispers Back
Unfinished Business
Scalpel and Hammer (lol at that mistake in the tracklist)
Cutting on One
The Last Resort
Mission: Accomplished (Curtain Call)
The Syndicate (Suite)


antovolk2018-07-27 15:53:16
Finally have a chronological order down
A Storm Is Coming (Logos)
Should You Choose To Accept...
Good Evening, Mr. Hunt
A Terrible Choice
The Manifesto
Fallout (Main Titles)
Your Mission
Free Fall 
The White Widow
The Exchange
Escape Through Paris
Steps Ahead
We Are Never Free
No Hard Feelings
Stairs and Rooftops
Kashmir
Fate Whispers To The Warrior
The Warrior Whispers Back
Unfinished Business
I Am The Storm 
Scalpel and Hammer
Cutting on One
The Last Resort
Mission: Accomplished (Curtain Call)
Change of Plan (not in film)
The Syndicate (not in film)


Hybrid Soldier2018-08-03 11:15:51
For your information, Change of Plan & The Syndicate are not "suites" or anything. They're actual cues from scenes that got edited out in the film...


Anonymous2018-08-03 13:50:25
either way they are still unused and rightfully placed chronologically


Hybrid Soldier2018-08-03 15:13:42
Oh yeah I'm not saying the contrary.

I agree with the chronological above, despite the many editings in the film and or the released cues. Let me add the bonus cues in it :

A Storm Is Coming
Should You Choose To Accept...
Good Evening, Mr. Hunt
A Terrible Choice
The Manifesto
Fallout
Your Mission
Free Fall
As Ugly As They Come
The White Widow
Framing Ethan
The Exchange
Escape Through Paris
Steps Ahead
Je Suis Désolé
We Are Never Free
Trapped
This Mission Is Terminated
No Hard Feelings
Stairs And Rooftops
Kashmir
Fate Whispers To The Warrior
The Warrior Whispers Back
Unfinished Business
I Am The Storm
Scalpel And Hammer
Cutting On One
The Last Resort
Mission: Accomplished
Plutonium Trade (Alternate of second part of A Terrible Choice)
Change Of Plan (Unused, most likely an alternate of The Exchange)
The Syndicate (Unused)


...2018-08-04 02:40:36
With the bonus cues, is this more or less complete or is there still a lot missing?


...2018-08-04 03:06:14
And what would be the best listening experience? Chronological or how it’s presented on the ost?


Hybrid Soldier2018-08-04 09:22:24
I'd say 90% complete... A couple of cues missing, nothing of real interest.

Chronological is way better, for sure.


...2018-08-04 11:36:47
Are these bonus tracks only available at the end of August?

Scorefan reply Replies: 2 || 2018-08-01 03:23:12
@Hybrid, Hans was involved in the score? I mean like Score advisor? Thanks


Hybrid Soldier2018-08-01 13:50:59
No, don't think so.

But you never know... Hans didn't get Lorne the job, like it was the case for 13 Hours or Terminator Genysis...


Scorefan2018-08-02 21:05:56
Thanks Hybrid

ScottG76 reply Replies: 1 || 2018-08-01 23:53:22
Balfe has created his best soundtrack yet .

Rogue Nation was amazing but he has beaten it for sure . Balfe for Bond next !!!!


ThePhantasm2018-08-02 07:26:03
Yep same for me, for some reason i can't stop listening to it. My favorites are Free Fall, Escape through Paris, and Stairs and Rooftop. I keep coming back to the score. I hope they keep him for the next one

Ds reply Replies: 4 || 2018-07-30 20:49:23
I liked (not loved) what I heard on the CD, but it was nothing compared to the cinema experience. The score is incredibly tense, louuuuud in the best of ways, and is an absolute delight on picture. Now I understand all the praise Lorne got for it. Totally deserved.

Best score of the franchise, beaten only by HZ's Injection. Kraemer is not far behind, but definitely behind.


SPECTER2018-07-31 02:30:40
was there any material from Hans' MI:2 score reused or referenced in this film. I haven't seen the film yet.


Screenworks2018-07-31 07:52:58
Balfe references Zimmer's "Mombasa" from Inception heavily in "The Exchange". It's practically stolen.


Ds2018-07-31 13:06:36
@Screenworks: Indeed. But given Balfe's involvement on Inception, I wouldn't call that "stolen". If you take money from your own wallet, do you consider yourself as a thief?

@SPECTER: no, no reprisal of HZ material from MI2. However it's heavily influenced by the sound and rythmic pattern of TDKR and Inception.


Edmund Meinerts2018-07-31 13:27:45
I guess it's not stealing (because Balfe's not about to sue himself and Zimmer's not about to sue an employee :p ), but it could still be considered lazy or inflexible. James Horner took plenty of crap over the years for his, shall we say, self-references (rightfully so).

ThePhantasm reply Replies: 1 || 2018-07-29 04:29:13
So Lorne Balfe just sais he's working on a big game this summer that everyone plays i wonder which one it is. Here's a link to the interview it's in the beginning https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=35&v=pITI6Abw_S4



BrianH2018-07-30 06:58:17
just got out of the cinema and Balfe did an amazing job.

Now downloading the score .

Best movie of the year

Ds reply Replies: 2 || 2018-07-13 11:31:06
First (awesome) reviews are in:

"Lorne Balfe's sharp reorchestrations of Lalo Schifrin's original themes nicely further the cause throughout"

"similar to much of The Dark Knight’s looming urban warfare, and Lorne Balfe’s score swells and thrums and booms in similarly epic proportions. He’s an acolyte of Nolan familiar Hans Zimmer, a fact you can hear in every chord that approaches “bwaaamp.”"

"pulse-quickening score (reinvented here in brilliant ways by composer Lorne Balfe, with completely surprising instruments and orchestrations that barely allow a moment’s calm"

"We should also take time to single out Lorne Balfe’s monster of a score, which takes Lalo Schifrin’s familiar Mission: Impossible theme and twists it into a cantankerous, thundering backwash that recalls the ominous impact of Hans Zimmer’s work on The Dark Knight. Just how pivotal the music is to Fallout’s suspense shouldn’t be underestimated"

Let's get the hype started!



Chris2018-07-28 09:34:39
I really liked the score to Fallout, love the various variations of the MI theme. I really liked Lorne's score to Ghost in the Shell as well. I do have a question what music is played as source music in the Paris club?


Hybrid Soldier2018-07-28 18:21:40
Something Lorne wrote, actually !

SPECTER reply Replies: 0 || 2018-07-26 22:42:01
Any references to Hans' MI:2 score. I thoroughly enjoyed that one.

Scorefan reply Replies: 0 || 2018-07-26 00:15:24
LLL said in a comment on FB the CD versión will get more minutes than this digital version.

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 26 || 2018-07-14 02:45:14
Looks like Lorne kept some of Kraemer’s material for this one. Gotta love thematic consistency...


George2018-07-14 04:44:43
The first two tracks are good, then it gets a bit generic for awhile... but once you get to I Am The Storm, the rest of the score is amazing. I love it.


mpolonest1232018-07-14 14:32:26
Initially I was disappointed that the style was a complete 180 from Rogue Nation (which is an incredible score), but I find myself liking the music more and more with each listen. Imagine Fury Road, Inception, and Mission Impossible thrown into a blender and you get this.


mpolonest1232018-07-14 14:33:29
Lorne also uses Saito’s motif from Inception almost verbatim...


isildur2018-07-14 15:35:52
Stairs and Rooftops is kick ass. What are those drums used in this? They are used throughout the score.


mpolonest1232018-07-15 16:26:13
One thing I can definitely say about this is, while the instrumentation sounds synthetic most of the time (something in most Balfe scores) there is more energy in the 95 minutes on album than most action scores nowadays, probably the most since Fury Road.

And of course the “traditionalists” are really hating it, which means it must work wonders in context.


Peter2018-07-15 19:53:51
The purists than keep moaning missing Joe Kramer have not got a clue.they are living in the past and not thinking about the film.Fallout sound big and Epic and watching the HALO jump scene the music works perfectly .The reviewers have raved about the score and the film makers think at the best score from the franchise .


Iamtommie2018-07-15 20:13:34
I think most people listen to this score with a Rogue Nation kind of movie in their heads. But it's a very different kind of movie en the score works perfectly in the movie i.m.o.


mpolonest1232018-07-15 21:12:07
Right, which is why I’m ok with this. Look, I love the score for Rogue Nation as much as everyone else, but I still kept an open mind and was surprised that I enjoyed Fallout as much as I did, regardless of the influences.


Iamtommie2018-07-15 22:46:37
I actually always listen to a new score with an open mind. If I start expecting something and the score doesn't sound like it or doesn't have a certain thing in it I will always be dissappointed. If I don't expect anything and it turns out a score is a dissappointment, it's not such a big deal.

For example:
A lot of people wanted/expected a lot of individual hero themes in Infinity War. I didn't think it was necessary and I'm absolutely in love with the score.

And in the cause of reprising themes from 30+ different character in a score of 2 hours would have been chaos. If you're talking about LOTR and themes, that's different story. Those scores were almost all 3 or 4 hours.

But all and all. I don't think this is a better score than RN, but I don't think it's a bad score. It fits the movie, and I think that's what a score is all about


Marco2018-07-15 23:08:43
None of Kraemer’s music is reused! Thematic consistency says what?


HunterTech2018-07-16 02:54:18
Um.....guys, why are we acting like Kraemer doesn't have the skill to do a different sort of score? I'm fairly positive Jack Reacher doesn't sound anything like RN. Really, the reason he wasn't brought in was because, apparently, McQuarrie was pissed that he was overruled in how he wanted the film to sound, so be deliberately chose not to hire him this time. Purely a thing of spite. And a lot of the disappointment lies in those who normally don't pay attention to film music, which shows just how special that particular score was.

Really, I'm confident that had McQ had his way this time, and with Kraemer on board, he would've made something that did fit the new tone of the film. Composers should be able to challenge themselves to do something that is out of their comfort. Which is likely why a lot of Zimmer scores are the way they are, since he's allowed to differentiate every once and a while.

As is, with this logic, Cruise should not have hired McQ again if he wanted a different kind of movie for Fallout.


antovolk2018-07-16 09:48:01
@HunterTech - McQ said at every opportunity that a condition of his coming back would be making MI Fallout as if a different director was doing it. Which is why he got a new DoP, new composer, new costume designer etc


HunterTech2018-07-16 11:04:50
So.......why not get a new director then? I admire his efforts in trying to attempt something different for every sequel, but he's eventually gonna get tired if he keeps coming back. Plus, there's been evidence that surfaced to suggest that there was a very specific reason in Kraemer not returning, which don't necessarily contradict what McQ is saying here.

Despite all this, I'm very excited for Fallout as a whole. I've been able to enjoy films with disappointing scores before (*cough*BR2049*cough*).


antovolk2018-07-16 14:45:14
@HunterTech - because Cruise and the studio *really* wanted him back after Rogue Nation's success, despite the producers' initial plan for the franchise being to have each entry done by a different director. Hence, McQuarrie's condition that he'll be back as long as he does a completely different film.

And context is important because once you realise the *film itself* is heavily influenced by Nolan with a big dash of Fury Road-esque building action momentum, then the decision to have Balfe on board and the score to sound all Zimmer/RCP as opposed to more symphonic a-la Kraemer/Giacchino makes sense.


Emile 2018-07-16 21:58:28
Balfe haters will hate this !!!

But it’s amazing .

It’s emotional then EPIC!



superultramegaa2018-07-16 22:05:55
^^

For the sake of fairness, I think the admins should delete both the guys spamming the thread with whining, as well as the Balfe-bots spamming the thread with positivity while simultaneously denouncing "haters." (This does not apply to most people in the thread, but you know who I mean.)


Hybrid Soldier2018-07-16 22:12:22
This place is not exactly a democracy, if something is not of my liking I get rid of it. Plain & simple.


AndrewP2018-07-17 01:53:18
So if I say I love the score and it’s amazing then I’m a bot !!!!!!!!! What a rediculois theory


superultramegaa2018-07-17 04:05:04
...that response only made you look more suspicious, as it was so pre-programmed feeling.


MrZimmerFan2018-07-18 11:22:59
It's the first action score by Balfe i didn't hate this year, thank god!

It's not the best thing in years, but is a fun action score (Free Fall and Escape Through Paris, are good action tracks), plus, altough is 96 minutes, never get bored


MichaelP2018-07-19 23:17:45
I asked Balfe on Facebook if he used any of Kraemers theme and he said no


Mephariel2018-07-20 02:10:39
I believe him as I didn't hear anything from Kraemer.


ThePhantasm2018-07-20 06:32:49
Say what you want about Balfe but he's a really nice guy, and always answers my questions on FB and others on twitter.


George2018-07-20 06:47:42
I agree! He actually invited me to come to a recording session in London for this film, man it killed me that I couldn’t afford to go. But I was so thankful he even thought to ask! Top notch guy.


mpolonest1232018-07-20 14:25:05
I could have sworn I had heard the Solomon theme and some of the same
Chords that Kraemer had used...
My mistake lol

And Balfe does seem like a genuinely nice person. Hell he even takes the time to put out unreleased music, not something most composers do.
That is exactly why I hate when people take personal jabs at composers (usually at Junkie XL for some reason). It’s fine to not like the music, everyone has different tastes, but don’t criticize a composer for writing what he was asked to write.


Olive2018-07-21 02:28:17
Badelt's "Solomon"?

This must be the "famous" Dark Knight reference that the "critics" are talking about.

JBSO99 reply Replies: 0 || 2018-07-19 17:13:44
Why is people saying that Balfe kept some original music from Kraemer? I have listened to the whole score and I didn't found any quotes. Maybe in The Syndicate there is some kind of reference to Kraemer's theme but I don't really know.

And I have to say that I was expecting Balfe to shine on this one, but I ended up disappointed. There are some great action cues, and I like some things he does with the main theme like the use of choir, but the score as a whole feels like a reuse of many things I have already heard and ends up feeling repetitive and a bit boring.
And note that this is my opinion so don't jump into my neck saying this is the best score in the saga, because I think Rogue Nation is a really big step above this. I hope that at least it works in the context of the movie, which I suppose it does really well...

kingfannypack is the MILFcommander reply Replies: 0 || 2018-07-18 23:41:07
I keep listening to "The Syndicat", which is what I assume to be the theme for The Syndicate. Honestly one of the better villain themes i've heard in a while

jewen reply Replies: 0 || 2018-07-18 11:50:03
Stairs and Rooftops....WOOOW Easily one of the best film tracks of 2018. Simply Amazing!!!

kingfannypack is the MILFcommander reply Replies: 0 || 2018-07-18 07:29:19
Hats off to Hybrid Soldier dealing with all you ungrateful cancerous rude spammers. This was a good score IMHO, but if you didn't like it then try to give constructive criticism. But I guess acting like an inebriated ape with a laptop is easier

George reply Replies: 0 || 2018-07-16 22:02:33
I created a suite of what I believe are the best cues on the album, and attempted to make some interesting variations with the cues themselves in terms of transitions and such. Tracks included are Fallout, The Exchange, Escape Through Paris, Stairs and Rooftops, Free Fall, and Mission: Accomplished. Feel free to check it out, it helps make the whole score feel more melodic in my opinion!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCioYxbgNsqFhZ15onqcTlFA/vid eos

Edmund Meinerts reply Replies: 7 || 2018-07-15 21:28:52
Once again, and not for the first time on this site, I can't help get the feeling that a Lorne Balfe score page is getting brigaded. Seems like every time he puts a new score out, a bunch of people flock to the page with glowingly positive comments (and brooking not even the slightest criticism), frequently from irregular users with very generic names who don't ever post in threads by other composers. And then using weak, tired arguments like "the reviewers love it" (I trust film reviewers on scores about as far as I can throw them) or "Tom Cruise said it's the best" (and since when is Cruise an authority on film scoring?) or "this is a new/modern/DARK M:I movie" (no excuse for a bad score). It feels, quite frankly, like shilling.

Disclaimer: haven't actually heard the score, I'm making no judgment on the music itself here. This is merely an observation of the posting patterns here.


George2018-07-15 22:25:05
No offense, Edmund, but if you haven’t listened to it then don’t make a judgement call on those of us that like it. Fallout in my opinion is the only really good RCP blockbuster score this year, and I’m going to voice my opinion on that. Pacific Rim, Tomb Raider, wrinkle in time, and Skyscraper have all been disappointments for me so when this surprisingly came out two weeks early, and I surprisingly liked it, then of course I’m going to “flock over” and tell you all about how I feel.

Reviewers liking it is fun for those of us that like it. Tom cruise, who actually IS known to like film scores and has been to concerts for film scores (like Brian Tyler, even though I’m not crazy about him), liking it is also exciting for those of us that like this score and also for us who were excited to hear an updated RCP take on Mission Impossible. I root for all the RCP composers to succeed and create something memorable, and when others seem to like that too then I’m going to comment on it.

Whether it was Lorne Balfe, Henry Jackman, Ramin Djawadi, or Hans himself who scored this I would have been one of the first to tell you all if I liked it. And if I hated it I would also have voiced my disappointment... but simply put I was not disappointed and I’m glad that others are liking it, including reviewers and Tom Cruise.


SamualPF2018-07-15 22:38:25
Edmund ........

Yet again another negative comment about Balfe based on no fact . Sums you up really . The fact Tom Cruise who has produced the franchise has said he thinks is the best means something .we all get it that you don’t like his music but simply contain yourself for always wanting to make pointless comments about him .

The reviews have been amazing for he filmmand Balfes scores . This may irritate you but at least watch the film and listen to the score then give a proper opinion.give it a go


Edmund Meinerts2018-07-15 23:23:28
SamualPF - there people go again misconstruing my comments about some of the posters here as negative comments against Balfe or his music. I didn't say anything about the score. But sure, keep pushing that agenda.

George, you make fair, well-articulated points and for what it's worth, I never included you among those who have, shall we say, aroused my suspicions. I'm looking forward to checking out the score for myself and rest assured I'll give it a fair shake when I do. I've liked plenty of Balfe scores in the past, I swear I'm not a hater! :p


Meta2018-07-16 01:02:33
Meh on this one...Listening to it doesn't really do much for me. Maybe because I dont care for Cruise, or MIssion Impossible, or maybe because I already heard better from Inception and Fury Road....


HunterTech2018-07-16 02:28:00
Hot take: Cruise saying that Fallout is the best score in the franchise is the equivalent of Danny Elfman saying there is only one Batman theme. Just marketing tricks to get one more excited.

Me personally, the general M:I sound isn't something I tend to get excited for, though I definitely acknowledge it's objectively well done. With M:I-2 though, while it's technically dated and incredibly cheesy, I admire it for those reasons, and is incredibly fun for me. Not to mention that the Spanish guitar is a lovely touch, and Injection is proof that there is more to Zimmer than some might think.

Balfe as a composer, to me, seems like tbe sort of guy who's told to get synth that fit the film well enough, and call it a day. Sure, there's one or two scores that go above and beyond to actually be something of note, but otherwise he's among the least interesting of the RCP bunch. Feel free to feel however you want, but that's my two cents.

It's frustrating that you have to deal with some of the touchier fans Edmund, but I'll admit that I do get a laugh everytime it happens. I love music, but I don't feel the need to get overly defensive about. I would just enjoy it and leave it like that.


superultramegaa2018-07-16 03:00:18
Y'know, up until recently, I also thought Lorne was one of the least interesting RCP composer next to Junkie XL. Then I listened to Genius: Picasso (because of that one Balfe troll's recommendation interestingly enough), and now I see enormous potential in him. That is one of the most interesting television scores I've heard so far. The orchestrations and overall complexity is an enormous achievement for Lorne and shows that he can do much more than generic sample composition.

I'll probably skip this score because I have no interest in Mission Impossible, but I have a lot more interest in Balfe's career now thanks to his work on Genius: Picasso. If he continues on that level of composing, he may actually get some notoriety.


Mephariel2018-07-16 06:18:28
I can't agree with Genius: Picasso. I like the score, but it doesn't have enough direction. Just a lot of soundscaping. It is like the score is just there.

Balfe has this same problem with a lot of his scores.

I am so tire of people claiming Balfe has potential. It is like a basketball fan constantly claiming that Player X is two years away from being two years away. Every year people say Balfe is going to do something great. I am still waiting for this. That said, I haven't listened to MI:6 yet.

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 6 || 2018-07-14 15:43:00
This is ultimately one of Lorne's greatest film scores since Hans Zimmer's M:I II.


Mike2018-07-14 16:44:08
Have to agree .I saw the movie a couple of days ago and the music is simply perfect. Best movie of the year also.
Balfe has created the best of the mission soundtracks .Tom Cruise sure was right


trent easton navarro2018-07-14 17:30:14
But Lorne had nothing to do with M:i 2, so how can this be his best score since that one?! This makes no sense whatsoever!!


HunterTech2018-07-14 18:01:08
I believe he meant to say series wide, which in his mind, seems to only amount to the RCP entries and nothing else. In which, yeah, I guess Balfe adapted to the modern sound well then.


ThePhantasm2018-07-14 19:12:38
I'm really digging it, i like what he did it felt different just like MI 2 did. I loooooooove Free Fall, escape through paris, stairs and rooftops.


Alex2018-07-14 22:12:58
T-Mann you nailed it !

CAN NOT WAIT to see the film . The fact Tom Cruise says Balfes score is the best in the franshise is a sign.he should know


T-Mann0362018-07-15 20:54:48
Thank you, Alex. I appreciate it...

MICK reply Replies: 1 || 2018-07-14 18:45:14
Nah, this is not great at all. Granted, there is some effort here in instrumentation and composition but it is still so cheap and just dull to do anything much. Some of the samples still make this sound like a Randy Edelman score from 1993 (is this what a modern score sounds like)

Cruise must be loosing it if he thinks the propaganda drive to talk up this cheap effort helps the promotion of the film.


T-Mann0362018-07-14 18:59:03
I disagree. Cruise is truthfully being thankful to Balfe's composed work on his picture.

HunterTech reply Replies: 0 || 2018-07-14 18:16:03
Why do I have the feeling that most of the people who say that they think Fallout is the best score haven't actually bothered with the previous ones? I don't mean for all my posts about the score to be so critical, but you mean to tell me that it only took this 20+ year franchise to suddenly have its best music? Like, I can understand if most of the soundtracks for the films don't stick out much as a whole, but they each do at least have their stand out moments. Hell, I feel like Rogue Nation is one of the few modern scores that have actually stuck with people. So I'm a bit peeved by the attitude some have had for a while that Balfe was the *only* guy with dignity to tackle the music of the franchise, when the previous entries were done by very capable people (including Zimmer himself).

However, I should perhaps be fair here. For most of the series, it is reliant on the classic sound of the original series, with 2 being the exception. So to now have an entry that sounds more like the sort of music that a lot of the people on this website listen to would be very exciting. And in that respect, I think that it certainly does its job. Despite my own complaining, I do think it's good to shake things up every once and a while. It's just that I think that for my money, M:I-2 and Rogue Nation certainly did it better.

Agent reply Replies: 0 || 2018-07-14 17:48:12
How many tracks are in the cd version?

antovolk reply Replies: 1 || 2018-07-14 12:16:39
people complaining should at least watch the film or understand the context - the movie itself feels very different from Rogue Nation and people weren't kidding about the Fury Road comparisons. A more RCP-sounding take on the material therefore was very well suited


HunterTech2018-07-14 17:10:43
Well, a lot of people here only have the music itself to judge at the moment, so I think it's fair for people to critique it as a stand-alone product.

Iamtommie reply Replies: 0 || 2018-07-14 15:36:57
For anybody who has seen the movie. Is it in chronological order?

Alberto reply Replies: 1 || 2018-07-14 10:05:06
Wow.

Best of any of the Missions


HunterTech2018-07-14 11:20:33
Never once have I read a statement so false.

Like, feel free to like whatever you want. It's just that............UGH.

Scorefan reply Replies: 1 || 2018-07-14 01:33:33
95 minutes. Complete Score in the film or just an expanded version?


Bibi2018-07-14 09:00:57
Film is 147mn long so it's not the complete score

Jean-Luc reply Replies: 6 || 2018-07-13 21:14:51

Here’s the album track list:

1. A Storm Is Coming (1:12)
2. Your Mission (2:14)
3. Should You Choose to Accept… (2:34)
4. The Manifesto (1:44)
5. Good Evening, Mr. Hunt (4:19)
6. Change of Plan (5:47)
7. A Terrible Choice (2:54)
8. Fallout (1:30)
9. Stairs and Rooftops (6:00)
10. No Hard Feelings (4:20)
11. Free Fall (4:14)
12. The White Window (4:42)
13. I Am the Storm (2:07)
14. The Exchange (5:54)
15. Steps Ahead (1:02)
16. Escape Through Paris (5:05)
17. We Are Never Free (6:57)
18. Kashmir (4:29)
19. Fate Whispers to the Warrior (3:54)
20. And the Warrior Whispers Back (3:56)
21. Unfinished Business (1:49)
22. Scalper and Hammer (5:10)
23. The Syndicate (6:00)
24. Cutting on One (3:42)
25. The Last Resort (2:55)
26. Mission: Accomplished (1:15)


Jean-Luc 2018-07-13 21:26:10
Music By Lorne Balfe
Additional Music By Nick Wollage
Music Supervisor By Jill Streater
Music score mixer By Stephen Lipson
Orchestra contractor by Perry Montague-Mason & Sam Jones


Ds2018-07-13 21:47:17
The album is already available to download from Amazon!


Andreas2018-07-13 22:10:50
Damn nothing on itunes...


Bibi2018-07-13 23:18:45
95mn !


...2018-07-13 23:42:22
After having listened to 5 tracks I gotta say I'm disappointed. It is very bland, almost nothing happening in the music. I really hoped he would go all out orchestral here and write a score more along the lines of MI5 but still with a more modern influence.


ThePhantasm2018-07-14 02:03:34
The opening track is nice and then it slows down for a bit, but it really picks up afterwards and I'm really really digging it. For those of you who hate the horn of doom sorry it's there but i don't mind it lol. Also Lorne did a really nice spin on the MI theme he used a masculine as hell choir lol i dig it.

Iamtommie reply Replies: 10 || 2018-07-11 19:12:37
From what I hear in the clips on YouTube the score sounds like elctronics & orchestra together. If it's a combi of MI 4 & 5, I would be happy.


Saurabh2018-07-12 02:40:46
The music in the clips is the typical RCP generic processed sound that everyone lambasts them for. Hope that's not the case throughout for the rest of the duration of the score. Expected something more of a jazz + orchestral sound.


Mephariel2018-07-12 07:06:34
I have zero expectation that this will be an inspired score.


ThePhantasm2018-07-12 07:33:59
Sooooooo safe to say everyone in this site hates Henry Jackman and SPECIALLY Lorne Balfe. I personally liked what i heard, it's very different from a typical MI score. I strongly disliked what Lorne did with Pacific Rim, but MI sounds good. I'm honestly very excited for it


Iamtommie2018-07-12 08:35:28
I have to admit that the last scores if Lorne Balfe have been a bit of a let down for me personally.

But I might be one of the few people who actually love Henry Jackman's score for the Cap films. And I can't stop listening to his most recent way of scoring in Kong & Jumanji. I think that classical but bit electronic style is very good!


MrZimmerFan2018-07-12 11:46:29
The two recent efforts in blockbusters by Balfe or truly awful (Hurricane Heist) or infuriating dissapointing (Pacific Rim Uprising), but when you listen Picasso, are still hope for this year for Balfe.

Jackman would be a cool option (the two Kingsman are fun and terrific enjoyement, and Jumanji and Kong has a cool Silvestri vibe in it, am I of the few who cannot wait for The Predator?


mpolonest1232018-07-12 15:43:01
I really don’t get the hate for Lorne. He definitely can be hit or miss (PR: Uprising was horrible) but I’ve seen far more hits from him than misses. Jackman is more of a serviceable type composer, but I’ve enjoyed a good chunk of his scores.

In terms of MI Fallout however, I am disappointed that they are going in a different direction than Rogue Nation’s music. That is probably the best music for the franchise so far.


Iamtommie2018-07-12 16:20:56
I too can't wait for The Predator!


George2018-07-12 23:04:00
Lorne did a short Facebook livestream and the guy who was with him, maybe his agent(?), said that last night Tom Cruise went up to Lorne and was gushing about how great the score was and how he thought it was the best of the franchise yet. Who knows how true that is but if true thats a big compliment coming from Tom Cruise, a known fan of film scores in general.


BrianP2018-07-13 11:53:41
George - the person in the clip is Randy Spendlove who is the President of Music for Paramount . The fact Tom Cruise is saying it’s the best Mission Impossible score ever is a massive compliment to Balfe .


Jean-Luc 2018-07-13 19:03:47
I can't wait to see this movie!!

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