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This is an RCP website, those scores aren't by RCP composers...Power anthems ???? Obviously you haven’t watched the movie.They would not fit in this movie.<br><br>Balfe’s score is really cool and not expected.Already listened to it 4 times!I agree completely.<br><br>The movie was awesome, the score works perfectly, and the only thing I didn't like was the use of songs. Too much of them. Songs rarely work during intense action scenes. They distract.<br><br>But every time the score started, I liked it. Bay may be known as the big action guy, but when it comes to scoring the more intimate/emotional moments, he and the composer (no matter who he is) always do a good job.Greenaway for President! :))I agree with Knight.<br><br>It seems some peeps were expecting power anthems left and right. Yes, this is a big movie, but not a "Transformers-big" movie. I didn't like the use of source music (I hate songs in action movies) but when Balfe's work popped up I noticed it right away.<br><br>The more emotional cues were definitely the most memorable.
What a fantastic soundtrack.<br>It’s totally crazy and works brilliantly in the film.<br>The bit emotional sections are very classic Bay but Balfe’s electronic weirdness is very unique.<br>It’s nothing like Balfe’s Dark Materials BUT why I’m earth should it be !<br>10/10Gavin should be listed as conductorBecause Ice Age was composed by David Newman and Collision Course was composed by John DebneyWhen i heard just the sound clips, i thought wtf. Sounds like the worst score, a michael bay movie ever had. Then i listened to the whole album and i have to say, there are some pretty cool tracks. I really like the electronic rhythmic stuff. Welcome to florence is awesome. The emotional moments are nice, but standard balfe stuff. In the movie, the music works really good. I think this music style is the only style, that works in THIS movie. And as hybrid says a mish mash of score and songs. The movie itself is.....strange. but at least the action rocks as hell.If "The Meltdown," "Dawn of The Dinosaurs" and "Continental Drift" are added, then how come "Ice Age" and "Collision Course" aren't?
I haven't heard the album yet but there isn't much score in the film. It's like Bad Boys II meets Domino in terms of editing, songs everywhere (19 sourced songs used), short cues... Hell there's even a 13 Hours cue tracked in the film ("Getting Aboard The Plane")."Second time"... lolAnother awsome score by lorne balfe. I really like the film 6 underground directed by michael bay, is very awsome and intense and i begin to hear the score composed by lorne balfe, and its phenomenal and his second time working with michael bay since 13 hours, which i like lorne balfe's score too. Balfe's work is really inspiring in his film score.I don't expect Lorne to make a masterpiece with each movie, but it is true that most of her films are action candies, and I can't understand how she can deliver 6 underground and then make His dark materials.  It seems that within Lorne there are a thousand different composers.  And I don't know what to expect from Lorne again.Can't help noticing not one, but two Zimmer titles in here.... Tracks 14 and 16. lol.
What is most disappointing is that this is a Michael Bay movie with a score being so bad. Historically his movies have fantastic scores by either Hans, Steve Jablonsky, and even Lorne Balfe. But this is hands down the worst Michael Bay score I’ve ever heard. <br><br>It’s functional, yes, but nothing compared to 13 Hours, any of the Transformers movies, The Rock, Pearl Harbor, etc. I definitely had high hopes for another good “power anthem” score... and the only cues that are any good are just Time ripoffs.<br><br>Highly disappointing.Again, if we have to expect every piece of work of one composer is have to be as good like his others pieces of work, that's pretty underwhelming and impossible.<br><br>Yeah, 6 Underground is not a good score by any means (neither Gemini Man, but is far more listenable), but works perfectly in the hiperbolic movie.I expected a lot from this score, and the truth is that it left me cold.  Honestly, I think it is Bay's fault, Balfe has shown that he is capable of doing everything, but here it gives the feeling of being covered.  Again, Balfe must focus on fewer projects and the projects he accepts are of quality.There are speculations about the track "Til Death Do Us Part "as being composed by Brandon Campbell. Can anyone confirm whether it was Djawadi or Campbell who composed it?Come to Portugal again.

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John PowellPaul MounseyJames McKee SmithDominic Lewis
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How To Train Your Dragon
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Length: 71'48 (Score: 67'51) rating:        5/5
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  1. This Is Berk (4:12)
    John Powell
  2. Dragon Battle (1:55)
    John Powell
  3. The Downed Dragon (4:16)
    John Powell, James McKee Smith
  4. Dragon Training (3:10)
    John Powell
  5. Wounded (1:25)
    John Powell
  6. The Dragon Book (2:22)
    John Powell
  7. Focus, Hiccup! (2:05)
    John Powell, Dominic Lewis
  8. Forbidden Friendship (4:10)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  9. New Tail (2:47)
    John Powell
  10. See You Tomorrow (3:52)
    John Powell
  11. Test Drive (2:35)
    John Powell
  12. Not So Fireproof (1:11)
    John Powell, Dominic Lewis
  13. This Time For Sure (0:47)
    John Powell
  14. Astrid Goes For A Spin (0:45)
    John Powell
  15. Romantic Flight (1:55)
    John Powell
  16. Dragon's Den (2:28)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  17. The Cove (1:10)
    John Powell, Michael John Mollo
  18. The Kill Ring (4:27)
    John Powell
  19. Ready The Ships (5:13)
    John Powell
  20. Battling The Green Death (6:18)
    John Powell
  21. Counter Attack (3:02)
    John Powell
  22. Where's Hiccup? (2:43)
    John Powell
  23. Coming Back Around (2:49)
    John Powell
  24. Sticks & Stones - Jónsi (4:08)
  25. The Vikings Have Their Tea (2:04)
    John Powell
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Vincent reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-26 00:00:00
The only soundtrack of 2011 that deserves to win the oscar

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-26 00:00:00
Hey guys you all sound like Powell was born last year...


The guy has done fantastic scores like Pluto Nash, Robots, Gigli, D-Tox... OK, most of them were for TERRIBLE films, but still... ! xD

If Powell deserved an Oscar, it was for Happy Feet IMO...

In 2010, there was nothing as strong as Inception, but hey... Did you really think I would say otherwise ?? lol

Michael reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-25 00:00:00
Powell got a nom! YEAAAAH!

(Dies of excitment)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-25 00:00:00
Yep !

If you're interested, I'll detail later today who did what on that score !

Dominic Lewis is probably over excited !! :D

Congrats to JP & the guys for the first Oscar nom ! That's always something ! :D

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-25 00:00:00
I am freaking out with excitement about this!

I just wish the damn score from The Social Network wasn't on the list as I would have high hopes of Powell actually winning the Oscar if it wasn't.

Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-25 00:00:00
Great News!!! Congratulations, Powell!!!!!

Sidd reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-24 00:00:00
His score was thorougly the most beautiful and exceptionally out standimg score of the year.I was so much dissapointed 2 hear that his score wasnt even nominated for the easily out beats social network,i just don't get it.

Sidd reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-24 00:00:00
His score was thorougly the most beautiful and exceptionally out standimg score of the year.I was so much dissapointed 2 hear that his score wasnt even nominated for the easily out beats social network,i just don't get it.

Sidd reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-24 00:00:00
I just hope they hire him for the sequel.If they do, iam there on the opening night.

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-24 00:00:00

Haha. I made a post on the HTTYD board at IMDB stating that if I find someone else assigned to score the sequel, I would find that guy, cut the brake lines to his car, then go find John Powell and drag him back to Dreamworks to make him sign the contract to score the sequel. XD

ONE MORE DAY UNTIL OSCAR NOMS! I hope I don't get let down. I may do the same aforementioned crime to the guy who takes the Oscar for Best Score if it's someone other than Powell.

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-24 00:00:00
I may exclude Daft Punk (Tron) and James Newton Howard (Last Airbender) from the hit list if they win, but we all know there is almost no chance in hell they'll get nominated. If Hans wins for Inception, I may just slash his tires. BUT if Trent Renzor wins for the Social Network, I may resort to something of a more drastic measure that works in a manner of...activating upon the ignition of a car... >:)

bruceV reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-24 00:00:00
Just know Oneil5491 that many others would want to join you in such legitimate* and fair* actions... So remember, not to do anything on your own but wait... we certainly don't want one person to take the credit for something like this...... ; -)

[*according to the rules and the common sense of a true soundtrack fan…]

Anyway, what could be a reasonable response from the academy, for disapproving scores like these - How To Train Your Dragon or Tron:Legacy - from the nominations?...

MIKE reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-19 00:00:00
yes, it seems. I'm hoping it gets recognition in BAFTA, also in the Oscars.

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-18 00:00:00

I may wind up owing you $100 Mike. I just got news on the IMDB forums that Powell's score just got nominated by the British Academy Film Awards for Best Score. I was also told that for our Academy Awards, composers choose the best score as opposed to "journalists" (that's what he called them anyway) at the Golden Globes. So a slightly better lookout for Powell at the Oscars!

MIKE reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-18 00:00:00
Hey, I'm positive that the Academy will recognize this masterpiece. John Powell surprised me a lot in this(I wasn't a fan). This soundtarck was made for truly movie's scores lovers.

gael reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-17 00:00:00
John Powell does not deserve to be nominated at next years Acadamy Awards for Best Score, he deserves to WIN the Oscar. His music has been criminally overlooked and is easily the best score of the year.

MIKE reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-17 00:00:00

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-17 00:00:00

You mean if he wins the Oscar. Yes, it would be truly amazing.

I would bet you $100 that he will get snubbed at the Oscars - even for just a nomination. Can you believe that The Social Network won the Golden Globe today in addition to the People's Choice Award? Such BS! Inception was a nominee and totally deserved it 100x more than the ridiculously simple and not-very-enjoyable-to-listen-to score to The Social Network.

gael reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-12 00:00:00

erk reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-02 00:00:00
i love those songs! what is the band name? i wish i could hear all of their songs!

erk reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-02 00:00:00
sorry if that was an annoying question, I just heard a song on How to train your dragon, and I thought it was an amazing song and wanted to hear more songs and maybe get a CD.

I have another question too. Is anyone here 11 years old?

Miles reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-02 00:00:00

If you mean the song at the end of the album, then the band is called Jonsi. I haven't heard any other stuff by them, so I can't offer a definitive recommendation. I hope that helps!

Feliz Lombriz reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-02 00:00:00
Not quite sure what you mean, Erk. If you're talking about the instrumentals they're all by John Powell and many folks here can recommend some other great soundtracks by him. Antz, Kung-Fu Panda, Ice Age 3, X-Men: The Last Stand, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, etc.

If you mean the song with lyrics--with the guy actually singing--that track was "Sticks & Stones" by Jonsi. Jonsi has one album, "Go Do", and you can get it on Amazon or iTunes. Go Do is actually a really interesting album, very unique and experimental. Jonsi also belongs to the band Sigur Ros and they have various albums.

Feliz Lombriz reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-02 00:00:00
@Miles: You snuck in before I hit reply. Well, we've thoroughly answered the question now anyway. :)

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-02 00:00:00
@Erk, where did you hear whatever you heard? If it was on the webradio here, it had to be either track 1, 8, or 11 as shown by the available links above.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-21 00:00:00
Sorry it's classified... ;)

Anyway, synth mock ups are fun 3 minutes, just to check, but it's quite useless in my opinion...

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-21 00:00:00
@Hybrid Soldier

Where were you able to obtain that material to listen to?

Leo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-20 00:00:00
I have a little question for Powell experts out there: How detailed is he on his sketches? Does he leaves stuff to the orchestrators imagination or is he very specific? Just out of curiosity :)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-20 00:00:00
I've listened some synth mock ups of this score Leo, and they are quite complete and detailled, so I would say Powell does quite a lot himself for his cues (and not the additional music guy's ones)...

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