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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.
> which ones are listenable<br>all of the ones I listed are the melodic/orchestral moments in the score not counting Memories and Beautiful Sunday.<br>Listen to Haunt the Living, Thrones, A Million Battles or One, But Not Done and tell me that the score is a travesty.Knight - okay, let us know which ones of these tracks are even listenable? Hyperbolic nonsense defines this score, but I do not blame Balfe - this would have been what Bay wanted. Such a shame to see his artistic credibility reduced to this after the stellar work on His Dark Materials and acceptable material on Gemini Man,.Maybe try using your ears or brain next time before spewing out more hyperbolic nonsense.Ok tracks? Easy. About half the score is some decent anthemic tracks<br><br>Ghosts<br>Haunt the Living<br>I Am the Danger<br>You Can Change the World<br>Thrones<br>A Million Battles<br>One, But Not DoneOh wow, Balfe's had a potentially too productive year. I am still convinced if he took more time to compose His Dark Materials, it would be a classic on the level of Shore. Now, it is fine and impressive. <br><br>But what the fuck. I know Bay is a lucrative customer and you have to do what he wants but this 'score' is a travesty that will be buried soon. Seriously. This is the worst of the worst, I ask anyone on this site to name one track that is 'ok', there's an ethical limit, Balfe, Baby!

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  2013, October 29  updated by Antas
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to Be Scored by Hans Zimmer & Pharrell Williams

In an interview with Billboard, Pharrell revealed that he will be working closely with Hans Zimmer on the score for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. This would not be the first time Pharrell has worked with Zimmer – the pair have worked together multiple times, including on the scores for Man of Steel and the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012.
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Frisbee reply Replies: 0 || 2013-11-03 16:54:19
I read that HZ is set to score the forthcoming trailer for TASM2. ComingSoonNet also reports that a trailer to TASM2 will be shown before Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. If it is the same clip then I guess we can get a glimpse of HZ's work very soon.

Ds reply Replies: 15 || 2013-10-31 22:21:16
Hans Zimmer forms Amazing Spider-Man scoring supergroup: Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr, Michael Einziger and Dave Stewart.

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Macejko2013-10-31 22:33:03
Now I'm just confused. And also a little bit curious. This is a pretty unique situation.

JackieStewart2013-10-31 22:53:25
YES! Johnny Marr, what a legend. Shame about that Pharrell guy, though...

Edmund Meinerts2013-10-31 23:30:39
What is this, a rock band? Is that what we can expect for TASM 2 now? :/

trent easton navarro2013-11-01 11:33:07
And in the end it'll probably still sound like every other Hans Zimmer score. Just as with MoS and it's drummer circle jerk, you won't hear anything interesting from these superstars.

What I still don't understand how you can go from a James Horner score to this. You'd think a director would wants some continuity.

Hybrid Soldier2013-11-01 12:20:14
Yes Trent, As Good As It Gets has a lot in common with MOS, which has a lot in common with Rush, which has a lot in common with Power of One, which has a lot in common with Broken Arrow !

The only jerk in the room is you.

And Webb wanted Zimmer as FIRST CHOICE on Spidey 1, HZ refused due to TDKR... Webb wanted HZ for 2, he got HZ...

trent easton navarro2013-11-01 12:44:42
I'm sorry Hybrid, I forgot we all have to worship the Great Lord Zimmer and not be critical. How could have I forgotten. I'll be good boy now. Zimmer is Great, Zimmer is Mighty.

But in all honesty, the only one who has been acting like a jerk is you Hybrid. Just look at your comment on the Days of Thunder thread or the one where you were pleased Edmund was pissed. You act like you're something special cause you happen to know Zimmer.

And I know Webb wanted Zimmer for the first Spidey, that wasn't my point at all. So I'll rephrase. I can't understand how one goes from wanting Zimmer to hiring Horner. Two very different composers. And the way Spidey 2 is shaping up, it'll sound very different from what Horner did.

Ds2013-11-01 12:46:05
Hybrid: what i don't get is WHY the hell Webb picked up James Horner when Hans said no. If Hans didn't want to score my picture, i would go to Zanelli or Jabonsky or Jackman or Balfe... If Zimmer's sound is what he wanted, never in the world could he expect to be even half happy with Horner.

Edmund Meinerts2013-11-01 13:12:10
@DS - THAT is why this assignment confuses me so much. If I was a director hell-bent on getting Zimmer and I couldn't, I'd go to Jablonsky. Horner is like a complete 180 from that. And apparently Webb had to try quite hard to get him too, had to talk him into it a lot, and was very pleased with the results. So why would he completely abandon his original idea, get something he ended up really liking, and then completely abandon that too? It's like he has musical ADHD or something.

Frisbee2013-11-01 13:35:48
Let's not forget who the core audience for this movie genre are. Would you think that your average teenager would choose symphonic grandiose over rock'n'roll? Them Marvel boys want to bag bankload of cash - it is not art they are trying to make.

And really, stop with all the frustration over the rock band concept too. It is just publicity. Come on, when was the last time HZ brought in soloists and put their stuff at every corner of his work? We don't think of Inception for Johnny Marr's guitar riffs. We remember it for cues like "Time" or that motif on horns in "Dream is Collapsing". Were Joshua Bell's violin solos featured in every minute of Angels & Demons? Even the drum guys at MoS would have gone completely unnoticed had there not been so much publicity about the concept of a drum orchestra.

The point is, this stuff appears to be HZ's insurance plan, something to calm the higher ups with, gain a bit of freedom and do what he wants to do. Sure it is a bit bizarre to consider a team of guitar players for a superhero project but we never know the degree to which they are involved. Maybe that is something to address the antagonist's tunes with. It is Electro so guitars aren't exactly the last instruments to consider for that.

Horner's work for the first film was terrific. Now for whatever reason he is not coming back. It is HZ now, folks. Let's wait for the final work, give it some unbiased listen, then come and explode here if we must. It is 6 months early for this.

Mike2013-11-01 16:43:09
Very interesting, Hybrid—I didn't know Webb wanted Zimmer for TASM1. But yes, as others said, why not go for Steve Jablonsky or Lorne Balfe? Horner sounds nothing like Zimmer.

MacArthur2013-11-01 20:56:19
Maybe because the Director's next favorite music scorer is Horner.

If I were a Director and I didn't get Zimmer I'd want Alan Silvestri or (If he was willing)
Zack Hemsey.

Maybe the director thought that he would go with his second favorite.

trent easton navarro2013-11-01 22:16:55
@frisbee You know, the rock band angle doesn't even bother me. Hell, I loved Zimmer's score for M:i 2 which is basically a rock score.

It's just a shame that we have another franchise with probably no musical continuity. And looking at past projects, the more Zimmer hypes it up beforehand, the less interesting the score turns out to be (TDKR, MoS). But we'll see how it turns out, Marr and Stewart are both wonderful artists.

Edmund Meinerts2013-11-01 23:04:56
M:I 2 has parts that are nice and parts that make my ears bleed. I certainly hope TASM doesn't sound like that. Rush was much better but still not a sound I can really imagine for Spider-Man...

MacArthur2013-11-02 05:03:17
Maybe he will surprise us. I think maybe he's trying to get us to think like that and then he will fool us.

Mike2013-11-02 14:15:09
...Or, as someone else said, this will be just like Inception and MoS where these guys do nothing to REALLY influence the score. :)

Mike reply Replies: 8 || 2013-10-29 16:35:40
Too bad the article, like many other people, seems to be blasting Horner's score. I thought it was good for the most part.

isildur2013-10-29 16:40:36
I am excited for this movie only because Hans is scoring. I didn't like the first movie at all. Not even the score, I thought it was bland.

Mike2013-10-29 16:41:23
You thought the score was more bland than The Avengers? ;)

MacArthur2013-10-29 16:52:40
To tell the Truth I liked the Avengers score Thought that Silvestri's Themes for it were good.

Edmund Meinerts2013-10-29 17:03:34
I don't get the dislike for Horner's Spider-Man score. What's not to like about it? It has a nice memorable theme (one that actually dares to be, gasp, major-key and heroic at times), good action cues, good character moments with a strong EMOTIONAL core. Just because it didn't have a bunch of low synth brass chords and wasn't following an obvious Zimmer temp means it's a bad score these days, I guess. :/

0-cool2013-10-29 17:17:56
MoS had a lot of major key moments

isildur2013-10-29 17:24:25
Well, when you bring The Avengers everything else sounds good :D

Edmund, it's not like everyone who didn't like that score automatically is a synth brass fan ;) It just wasn't my taste and honestly the movie did it no favours.

MacArthur2013-10-29 17:27:04
I didn't Mind Horner's score some of it was unusual but I like it.

One Horner score I hate is Titanic. but overall his stuff is ok

tomPoland2013-10-30 17:29:01
"a fairly lackluster example of the usually bombastic superhero score"
"bland-but-serviceable score"

really? really? author is either stupid or deaf

Horner score was IMO better than Elfman's (besides that obvious titanic-theme in crane scene). Nice respite from heavy RCP and Tyler scores.

PS. Looks what happened when they kicked out Horner from Ender's Game. Disaster.

MacArthur reply Replies: 4 || 2013-10-29 16:33:02
"The First Time They worked together"

"Worked together several Times"

Hac2013-10-29 18:09:56
You''quote'' ??

MacArthur2013-10-29 18:55:41
No just he said They never worked together and then he said they worked together the very next sentence

Mike2013-10-29 19:09:50
No, here's what it said, MacArthur:

"This would NOT be the first time Pharrell has worked with Zimmer – the pair have worked together multiple times, including on the scores for Man of Steel and the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012."

MacArthur2013-10-29 19:43:12
Guy must have changed it cause I don't think it said that this morning.© 2001-2018 OST 
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