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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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My Winter Storm
Label: Universal Records
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  1. Ite, Missa Est (0:27)
  2. I Walk Alone (3:53)
  3. Lost Northern Star (4:22)
  4. Seeking For The Reign (0:58)
  5. The Reign (4:07)
  6. The Escape Of The Doll (0:32)
  7. My Little Phoenix (4:02)
  8. Die Alive (4:04)
  9. Boy And The Ghost (4:36)
  10. Sing For Me (4:16)
  11. Oasis (5:10)
  12. Poison (4:01)
  13. Our Great Divide (5:05)
  14. Sunset (0:36)
  15. Damned And Divine (4:29)
  16. CiarŠn's Well (3:37)
  17. Minor Heaven (4:00)
  18. Calling Grace (3:06)
  19. Bonus : Damned Vampire & Gothic Divine (5:01)
  20. Bonus : I Walk Alone (Artist Version) (4:23)
  21. Bonus : I Walk Alone (In Extremo Remix) (4:31)
  22. Bonus : The Seer (4:17)
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meggy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-27 00:00:00
Beautiful album... Music is very important part of my life, thanks for creating it for people:)

daniela duran reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-26 00:00:00
i`m from chile
TARJA you are the best female singer all over the world.




monika reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-03 00:00:00
Hello, I'm from Bulgaria...and Tarja...please...come to Bulgaria

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
I updated the page a little bit... :-)

Antonio reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-25 00:00:00
I don't know what really happened there :) but I like here songs I like them even much more than Nightwish you got the first place in my play list rating: Tarja Turunen, Nightwish, Within Temptation, Darkwell(Suspiria), Deline(Lucidity)... I like such kind of music. You tell a story in a song!

Maria reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-13 00:00:00
I am so happy for Tarja, you know, it's hard what happened to her with Nightwish but in the end, I can see that it was a true Blessing in Disguise because now she is free to compose her own music, write her own lyrics, and now she can absolutely completely "own" her Masterpiece that is " My Winterstorm".

Thank you, Tarja, for sharing your magnificent gift of your voice and song with the world. You will always be my favorite female singer and I wish you all the Best, love, health, and happiness abound for now and for always.

Take Care,

nicole reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-05 00:00:00
ciao sono una ragazza italiana.. adoro Tarja da morire!!!!!!!! ha fatto bene a mettersi come solista...
Annette dei Nightwish in confronto alla sua meravigliosa voce Ť una gallinaccia!! xD
kiss!! *-*

Milica reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-25 00:00:00
Hello to TARJA!!!
I'm from Serbia, and I'm probably one of your biggest fans here!!!
You were and you always will be one of the most beautiful singerswith the power in woice other can just imagine!!!
Please come to Serbia, you have many fans here that wait for you!!!!!!!

Storm reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-19 00:00:00
Hello, I'm from Croatia...and Tarja...please...come to Croatia, a thousads of your fans are waiting for you to come...just like me!My winter storm is the greatest album..masterpiece...!!!And your voice..amazing...!!!With best wishes...from Croatia!

Laura reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-02 00:00:00
My Winter Storm is a masterpiece beautifully performed by an angel in rock. Tarja's voice truly is beauty in itself and I am a huge fan of hers as she inspires me completely. Hope there will be many more albums to come :D

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-07 00:00:00
My Winter Storm-Anderrs Wollbeck/Mattias Lindblom/Harry Sommerdahl
I Walk Alone
Lost Northern Star
The Seer
Damned And Divine
Sing For Me
Calling Grace
Boy and the Ghost
Minor Heaven
The Reign
CiarŠnís Well
Poison (Alice Cooper Cover)

Kate reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-07 00:00:00
I Walk Alone: Anderrs Wollbeck/Mattias Lindblom/Harry Sommerdahl

Lost Northern Star: Kiko Masbaum/Michelle Leonard/Tarja Turunen

The Reign: Adrian Dimitri/Andrew Zagoritis/Thorsten Stenzel/Angela Heldmann/Tarja Turunen

My Little Phoenix: Howerling/Van Zundert

Die Alive: Anderrs Wollbeck/Mattias Lindblom/Hanne Sorvaag/Tarja Turunen

Boy and the Ghost: Anderrs Wollbeck/Mattias Lindblom/Jessika Lundstrom/Annie Stang/Alexander Jonsson/Tarja Turunen

Sing for Me: Kid Crazy/Christel Sundberg/Tracy Lipp

Oasis: Tarja Turunen

Poison: Child/Cooper/McCurry

Our Great Divide: Anderrs Wollbeck/Mattias Lindblom/Hanne Sorvaag/Tarja Turunen

Damned and Divine: Adrian Dimitri/Andrew Zagoritis/ Thorsten Stenzel/Angela Heldmann/Tarja Turnen

Ciaran's Well: Alex Scholpp/Michelle Leonard/Doug Wimbish/ Tarja Turunen

Minor Heaven: Anderrs Wollbeck/Mattias Lindblom

Calling Grace: Kiko Masbaum/Michelle Leonard/Tarja Turnen

rockstar reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-20 00:00:00
Whoīs the songwriter on each track?

irawan reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-15 00:00:00
Just amazing, Tarja is the greatest singer ever!

Devora reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-15 00:00:00
My Winter Storm is pure beauty!!!Such a masterpiece!!!
Well done to Tarja and the team of musicians who worked so hard on this album!!!
James(Jim) Dooley-wonderful orchestral parts!!!Congratulations!!!!

jani reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-15 00:00:00
most beautiful album of 2007.

ńrieß reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-15 00:00:00
I love you Tarja, I love My Winter Storm and I love all of you ^^

Keep going on!!

Un saludo desde Costa Rica.

the_riddler reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-15 00:00:00
Tarja, you're the angel of music!!! My Winter Storm is fucking awesome!!! I love it!!!

FantasmaTraNoi reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-15 00:00:00
Simply gorgeous...darkly beautiful...I have a new appreciation for Tarja's amazing voice and the orchestral arrangements on this album are simply orgasmic...

Anatoly reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-15 00:00:00
There's some disinformation above - in credits.
Music IS NOT composed by Tarja Turunen to say about the whole album.
For example I Walk Alone is written by Wollbeck/Lindblom/Sommerdahl.

josť reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-13 00:00:00
this tracklists are incompleted...!!!

josť reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-13 00:00:00
i live in portugal and i love tarja :)

wehonika reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-04 00:00:00
Tarja jest najlepsza!

Seiko reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-29 00:00:00
I think Tarja's new album will be excellant. I especially love I Walk Alone and Ciaran's Well. Some people forget that Tarja already has done some side projects without Nightwish and they were wonderful. She doesnt need Nightwish to be a wonderful singer. And I hope that she continues to do more albums after this one.

Annette is a great singer as well, its her first time with Nightwish so give her time and she too will become good.

Elitsa reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-28 00:00:00
Congratulationas,Tarja!We,the fans,alreday have no patience for the album to come out!I wish you all the luck on the earth with it-I'm sure it's something unique!

Me reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-28 00:00:00
Why some of you are talking about Nightwish,evanescence,anette.o, etc,etc, here???? XD...mmm...

Anyway, I can't wait for My Winter Storm, I realy love Tarja's voice,is just so personal,so unic and full of passion...she makes me feel so much with her voice,love it :).

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-27 00:00:00
Congratulations Tarja! I think someone's gonna get mad! *cough*Tuomas*cough* jajajajaja

AinaYave reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-24 00:00:00
Hello Tarja :) Good Loock

naem malaysia reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-21 00:00:00
plezzzz come to malaysia..... million fan of u are waiting here..... i'll be waiting for u...

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