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The #balfeness !!!! Has outdone himself on Bad Boys for Life.<br>A nod to the last but brought it up to date.<br>This and 6 Underground has blown me away with Balfe’s musici can't understand, when someone is saying "it REMINDS of mw2" when those mentioned cues are completely re-used 1:1. it's identical, sometimes layered with mancinas themes. it doesn't just remind you of mw2 when lorne seriously uses the identical tracks or parts from mw2 -_-<br><br>@bayhem: then listen to it. i'm not a fan of lorne, but his work there is real fun and some real good action cues. with the themes of Zimmer, it's crazy that it's just a game. one of or maybe THE best work of lorne!Colleague of mine (a film score fan too) asked me which new Balfe score is better in my opinion - Bad Boys for Life or 6 Underground?<br><br>Honestly - and as much as I praised BB3 - I couldn't decide......<br><br><br>Both movies have a lot of songs, which is something I don't like. Look at Transformers. There are songs too but they don't overshadow the score. The score is still the star and that's why people flood Steve's Twitter with praise. Day after day. <br><br>But sadly for Lorne, his recent work in film WAS indeed overshadowed by the random songs. If they didn't rely on songs so much, I'm sure that 6 Underground would've been the crown jewel for Lorne. It's a big, big movie that begs for equally big and memorable score (though we can't really expect Transformners-syze score). <br><br>At the end of the day, Lorne did good on 6 Underground but it was just a small sign of what COULD have been.....Some of the action bits, yeah......This right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...<br>....................<br><br><br>It's bigger than that.....<br><br>After all, this is a Bruckheimer production. His movies established Hans and the entire MV/RC sound. His movies are known for their awesome scores. Scores that are populrar with the ordinary viewers as well.  But 2008 onward, things changed.....Back in the 90's and early 2000's every single Bruckheimer film had a spectacular score. Powerful, melodic themes, cues that stayed with you, scores that attracted the attention of the average Joe. <br><br>Nowadays tho, we don't have that. Hell, when was the last time a (newer) action score from MV/RC-related composer was praised the way 'The Rock' was praised?<br><br>Lorne's Mission Impossible? No. Not even close. <br><br><br>Personally, I like what Lorne did with BB3, especially with the emotional cues. But put it next to Mancina's work. I mean it's not even a contest. The Mancina score is one memorable, melodic track after another. There's not a single boring track. Every track is a banger. <br><br>But the newer scores? They have two or three tracks that are  good and everything else is.......utterly forgettable.<br><br>I blame it on the lack of themes. Orchestra or not, more scores need to have actual themes.
Some cues sound like Speed 2Guess I'm the only person around here who hasn't listened to the Modern Warfare 2 score. So I can't really have an opinion on this matter..... lolThis right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...Everyone keep mentionning mw2 but those drums reminded me of...skylanders giants lol! Just listen to the track « Arena battle » and let me knowThe clips are on his Facebook page.
2/5 stars? Why are people hating on this?Me tooExcited!!!God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)
"It's good shit lieutenant" The principle is based on Thomas Newman's Bond.  "Take back what's ours" and "the truth" is Ad astrahonnestly, I do get why people refer to MW2, but to be honest, it's not the same.  With the amount of time I heard that score, I can say that it uses the same drums, and a pattern that is quite similar to the one used in MW2, but it is not a copy/paste.  It's no different to me than Junkie XL re-using the same pattern of drum in all of his recent scores since Mad Max.  When it comes from the same composer, I guess it's normal to have works that parts that similar from a score to another.  Just think of John Murphy who re-use his powerful theme from Sunshine in a lot of his scores (28 weeks later, kick-ass, etc).   <br><br>Actually I'm quite glad he re-used the themes from Mancina as that was, to me at least, a big miss for BB2 even though Rabin and Jablonsky did a great job.  It's like doing a James Bond movie without the Bond theme.  It might be good, but it miss the little something that gel everything together. ;)  I really like what Lorne did on this one.  Even though he re-used the theme, he made them his own, in a similar way he did with MI Fallout, while sometime paying homage to the original ones. ;)  My 2 cents.Not really familiar with either Mancina’s BB score or MW2, but I’m really enjoying this. It’s like an old-school MV score filtered through Lorne’s sound. The main tune (which I’m guessing is Mancina’s) is a lot of fun, particularly when paired with the choir. <br><br>And as for Ad Astra, the villain motif in “Take Back What’s Ours” sounds like it was directly lifted from the space scenes of that score.can I see the clip? is it on YouTube?can I see the clip? is it on YouTube?
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Matthew MargesonTodd HabermanJeff BiggersJason Soudah
ComposerAdditional ArrangementsMusic Scoring MixerScore Technical Assistant
Skyline
Label: Varese Sarabande
Length: 52'31
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  1. Don't Look Up (1:40)
  2. Abduction (3:29)
  3. The Escape (3:33)
  4. Ship Down (2:12)
  5. Skyline (2:40)
  6. They're Not Dead (5:02)
  7. Make A Run For It (6:15)
  8. The Cavalry (2:41)
  9. Arrival (3:42)
  10. The Resurrection (2:17)
  11. Final Battle (3:14)
  12. Jared IsChanging (3:51)
  13. Vaya Con Dios (1:28)
  14. Loss Of A Friend (3:59)
  15. Inside The Ship (4:34)
  16. Damage Control (1:55)
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Knight reply Replies: 0 || 2019-01-27 21:33:26
From the sessions list posted below, I have rearranged the score order to be chronological:
01 Skyline
02 Don't Look Up
03 Arrival
04 Jerrod Is Changing
05 The Escape
06 The Resurrection
07 Loss of a Friend
08 The Calvalry
09 Ship Down
10 They're Not Dead
11 Make a Run for It
12 Veya Con Dios
13 Final Battle (co-written with Todd Habermann according to ASCAP)
14 Abduction
15 Inside the Ship
16 Damage Control

Anonymous reply Replies: 2 || 2014-09-11 22:40:19
Skyline Sessions
01 - 1m01.5v0 Skyline
02 - 1m01v12 Main Titles (Skyline)
03 - 1m01v11 Main Titles (Alternate) {Skyline}
04 - 2m07Av02 Siren Light Music
05 - 2m07Bv02 Don't Look Up
06 - 2m07Cv06 Jarrod Almost Abducted
07 - 2m08-09v08 Arrival
08 - 3m10v07 Jarrod is Changing
09 - 3m11v01 Untitled
10 - 3m12v05 Bye Bye Neighbor _ To the Garage
11 - 3m14v04 The Escape
12 - 3m15-16v04 The Resurrection
13 - 4m17Bv02 Discussion
14 - 4m17v05 The Loss of A Friend
15 - 4m18-19v06 What's the Plan _ The Calvary
16 - 4m20v04 Ship Down
17 - 4m21v05 They're Not Dead
18 - 5m22v06 Jarrod and Elaine Make A Run for It
19 - 5m23-24v07 Slaying the Drone _ Tanker Morseis _ Vaya con Dios
20 - 5m25v06 The Final Battle
21 - 5m26v04 Abduction _ Around the World
22 - 6m27v03 Inside the Mothership
23 - 6m28 Damage Control
24 - 6m29 Skyline Suite


Everan2014-09-12 04:53:33
Wait, was there music in the film that wasn't in the soundtrack?


KT Koskela2014-09-12 18:36:44
Yes.

Everan reply Replies: 2 || 2014-05-23 02:35:47
So, the Facebook page of the film just posted the poster for the film's sequel.
Hoping Margeson returns.


Prott2014-05-23 11:20:39
I hope so too, the score for the first one is the best part of the movie... by far!


cody2014-05-23 15:55:06
just the track damage control!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-05 00:00:00
Shockingly bad score .... 4 chords - 5 at best ...

Could try harder - seriously.

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-19 00:00:00
To be honest, the score is good, but the movie is one of the most rediculous ones I've ever seen!!

Falconet from italy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-19 00:00:00
yeah...margeson did addittional score on Brian Tyler's Battle of Los Angeles

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-25 00:00:00
Simply, The Score Is Amazing. And Much music is missing.

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-20 00:00:00
He's also doing the Score for Battle: Los Angeles, which this film is a rip-off of.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-20 00:00:00
Curious, but Brian Tyler is a producer executive of this movie. Remember, Tyler made the score for Alien Vs. Predator Requiem which was also directed for The Strauss Brothers, the directors of Skyline

585347054 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-05 00:00:00
i'm listenin' this score right now....so amazing!!!

585347054 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-05 00:00:00
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Everan reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-27 00:00:00
I adore the score, since I saw the movie and I actually liked it. If you're gonna see it, go with the expectations of having fun and see some great effects, not to see the next District 9, like a lotta people thought.
Margeson better have more work, and give additional music for Transformers 3, or maybe write the score with Steve Jablonsky. They could be awesome together.

john mansell reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-21 00:00:00
good score, more please

Jaros428 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-20 00:00:00
"Final Battle" is definately my favorite. The last minute is just really epic sounding ;) I love it.

Felix D. reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-19 00:00:00
Of all the tracks, I'll put in my vote that "Damage Control" is the weakest and feels out of place with the rest of the score. Considering that it's the music for the end credits of the movie, that makes it easier to understand with its inclusion. I like the track, but of all the tracks, it's the one I could leave out and still feel very satisfied with the score...it just doesn't flow with the feel of the rest of the tracks. And, yes to Miles, that the score plays out as a "low-key" offering, compared to other film scores, but this is, I believe, intentional. I'll be watching for future scores by Margeson, as I believe that he's shown great promise with giving us more scores that will be just as exciting to listen to. I still love Skyline's score, overall, and it's definitely worth the money.

Chill, refer to one of my previous posts for how "They're Not Dead" fits into the score's chronological order.

Here I am, working at home on my normal Friday schedule, and I'm listening to it, again. Of course, I have to keep things fresh, so I'm alternating "Skyline" with listening to the score for "9" by Deborah Lurie and the ever-pleasing release of Star Trek: The Deluxe Edition by Giacchino.

Happy listening, fellow fans!

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-19 00:00:00
As far as I'm concerned, Damage Control is the weakest track on the album. Totally ruins the listening experience for me at the end.

Miles reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-19 00:00:00
I'm probably unique here, because "Damage Control" isn't my favorite track. It's not unlistenable, but the rock element seems slightly gratuitous, and there's an abrasive edge to it that keeps me from giving full marks. On the other hand, tracks like "Ship Down", "Final Battle" and especially "Abduction" are very good indeed. All in all, a solid if slightly generic effort from Margeson. Here's hoping he gets the opportunity to be more versatile in the future!

Chill reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-18 00:00:00
and what about they're not dead?

Cody Ellsmore reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-18 00:00:00
The Song Abduction has a bit of a steve jablonsky touch to it but it good and Damage Control mostly the best track on it

Chill reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-18 00:00:00
whoops meant jared is changingVVV

Felix D. reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-17 00:00:00
I agree, Chill. Abduction is my favorite track of the score. That's one of the final cues, falling in this order,

"Final Battle"
"Abduction"
"Inside The Ship"
"Damage Control"

chill reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-17 00:00:00
if its not in order does that mean abduction could be the ending cue? I think its the most memorable piece, along with final battle...

Felix D. reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-17 00:00:00
Hi, Bondo. The score actually is not in chronological order, but what's nice about this film score's production is that ALL of the memorable music is there...no wishing for those additional tracks that most scores leave out. For a sample chronological order for one of the film's memorable sequences, listen to the following in order,

"The Cavalry"
"Ship Down"
"They're Not Dead"

Nearly 2 days later and I'm still listening the heck out of the score. And, thanks for the comment, Everan!

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-17 00:00:00
Wow, I didn't expected that, but this score is really good!

Falconet reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-17 00:00:00
i'm listenin' this score right now....so amazing!!!

Bondo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-17 00:00:00
If anyone has seen this, can you tell us if it's in chronological order?

Kire reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-16 00:00:00
Everan: yep. soundtrack was amazing :P that main theme was catchy.

The movie wasn't too bad; it was engaging, so long as you like sci-fi stuff. Action and acting were pretty good :P Special Effects through the roof too!! I can understand why some people won't like it though :P but if ur not a hardass give it a shot otherwise avoid ahaha

Everan reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-16 00:00:00
I WON'T see the movie, but will get the score
To those that (unfortunately) saw the movie, how was the score? Anything good?

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-16 00:00:00
Maybe I'll see it in DVD or something. I dont know, I just want the score right now, maybe it's the only thing "rescueable" from the movie, and the effects.

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