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 Posted:   Sep 25, 2014 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Not too bad?...


Well, I don't want to spoil this little party some people have for the last five years but...


Suppose it's 1994.

..


But it isn't!
I already started a thread about how good the 90's were in comparison to the first part of 00"S
!
brm

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2014 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

"


I can literally list 200-300 scores from the past 5 years which (IMHO) are better than these.


sHOWOFF!
wink
BRM

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2014 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   TxIrish   (Member)

Bar none, my favorite of the decade thus far:

John Carter - Michael Giacchino


One of my favorites too. I'd put Powell's HTTYD 1 & 2 at the top, with Horner's Amazing Spiderman, and then John Carter (Giacchino's best so far - epic, beautiful, and moving).

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2014 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Not too bad?...


Well, I don't want to spoil this little party some people have for the last five years but...


Suppose it's 1994.

..


But it isn't!
I already started a thread about how good the 90's were in comparison to the first part of 00"S
!
brm



Alright, why the angry face, Bruce?

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2014 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   WhoDat   (Member)

After years of lurking on the boards, this topic made me register! smile

My top ten of the half-decade, by the number of album plays in my iTunes list:

1. War Horse
2. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
3. Lost: Season 6, The End (TV)
4. John Carter
5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (VG)
6. A Million Ways to Die in the West
7. The Book Thief
8. Captain America: The First Avenger
9. Cloud Atlas
10. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Honorable mentions: How to Train your Dragon, The Adventures of Tin Tin, Lincoln, Star Trek Into Darkness, Monte Carlo, Skyfall, Game of Thrones (Season 1), Inception, The Karate Kid

No, it's not the glory days for bold, thoughtful, and memorable orchestral scores but I'm hopeful that the pendulum will one day swing back in that direction.

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2014 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   WhoDat   (Member)

(oops, double post)

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2014 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Welcome aboard, WhoDat!

There are some good choices in your list so I think we can forgive you for including Skyfall... big grin

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2014 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Not too bad?...


Well, I don't want to spoil this little party some people have for the last five years but...


Suppose it's 1994.

..


But it isn't!
I already started a thread about how good the 90's were in comparison to the first part of 00"S
!
brm



Alright, why the angry face, Bruce?


Because, this thread is a celebration of GOOD filmmusic.
Why, piss on the parade with negative comments?

Its all good
smile
bruce

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2014 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

BTW

ALL my choices are films that I have actually seen first.
THEN, purchased the cd.

just sayin'
brm

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2014 - 2:42 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Not too bad?...


Well, I don't want to spoil this little party some people have for the last five years but...


Suppose it's 1994.

..


But it isn't!
I already started a thread about how good the 90's were in comparison to the first part of 00"S
!
brm



Alright, why the angry face, Bruce?


Because, this thread is a celebration of GOOD filmmusic.
Why, piss on the parade with negative comments?

Its all good
smile
bruce



The best is the enemy of the good or the good is the enemy of the best?

Different way to look at things!


 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2014 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

I've been collecting film scores since 1972 and the majority of them originate in the 1960s - 1980s.

Excluding new releases of old scores (such as the wonderful Mister Moses - this month), I have the following new scores in my collection (of approx. 2,000 scores):

- Inception Zimmer (2010) ... probably the worst of my dozen or so scores by this modern master
- The Social Network Reznor/Ross (2010) ... truly awful
- Baaria Morricone (2010) ... okay, but not a patch on his wealth of earlier works (I have > 300)
- Doctor Who - Series 5, Various Gold (2010) ... okay, once in a while
- True Grit Burwell (2010) ... a score I can't remember the second it ends ... I must watch the film one day ...
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Arnold (2010) ... well, it was cheap ...
- W.E. Korzeniowski (2011) ... very enjoyable, ignoring Madonna's warblings ...
- NCIS Kirk (2011) ... not nearly as enjoyable as the TV programme
- Matka Edeniin (A Journey to Eden) Gaigne (2011) ... easily the best of the bunch, so far
- Skyfall Newman (2012) ... very, very poor and, in comparison to the first 22 (24): an abomination
- Best Offer, The (La Migliore Offerta) Morricone (2012) ... far more involving than Baaria but still not in the class of so many prior works
- Amaren eskuak (Las manos de mi madre) Gaigne (2013) ... good but not in the class of Matka Edeniin (A Journey to Eden)

So, no, I can't agree with your statement. Yes, I should acquire more scores so as to find those hidden gems but the wealth of great music from the last 500+ years attracts my dwindling savings with far more vigour.

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2014 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

This is the ONLY official "Best of 2010-2014 .." thread.
All others are boots, knoeck-offs, or thread squatters.

Accept no substitutes!@@@@@@@@@@@

Have a nice day
smile
bruce

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2014 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Martin B.   (Member)

Absolute Favourite scores from 2010-2014 ?

Marco Beltrami: Soul Surfer
Carter Burwell: True Grit
Sarah Class: Africa
James Newton Howard: Last Airbender
James Newton Howard: Snow White & The Huntsman
Abel Korzeniowski: Romeo & Juliet
Abel Korzeniowski: W.E.
Mark McKenzie: The Greatest Miracle
John Powell: How To Train Your Dragon
John Powell: How To Train Your Dragon 2
Brian Tyler: Battle LA
Fernando Velázquez: The Impossible
Hans Zimmer: Inception
Hans Zimmer: Interstellar

With many more I really, really like.

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2014 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Not many that I would say I love and would revisit over and over again for years to come.

Alice in Wonderland
HTTYD2
Doctor Who's
Tinker Bell's
Polar Express
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Planes 1&2
Soul Surfer

Mostly the animated stuff it appears.

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2014 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   pete   (Member)

Just off the top of my head, here are a few I think highly of that haven't (unless I missed them) been mentioned yet.

Lincoln (Williams)
Columbus Circle & Iron Man 3 (Tyler)
Europa Report & Black Sails (McCreary)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2014 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I need to sit down one day and think about this. There's so much good stuff since 2010. So in addition to thinking, there's also a lot of charting about the dates of certain scores. Some work there.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2014 - 6:18 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Still digging the Hot Potato and Haywire. Looking forward to more great scores this decade.

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2014 - 8:11 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I'm digging the love for Cloud Atlas! Truly an overlooked gem of film scoring, with some of the most impressive thematic content since Shore's work on The Lord of the Rings -- at least to these ears!

I'll pick my five favorite stand-outs from each year in this new decade...

2014:
The Banner Saga [Video Game], by Austin Wintory
The Knick [TV Series], by Cliff Martinez
Fargo [TV Series], by Jeff Russo
Interstellar, by Hans Zimmer
Under the Skin, by Mica Levi

2013:
Berbarian Sound Studio, by Broadcast
The Counselor, by Daniel Pemberton
Evil Dead, by Roque Baños
The Last of Us [Video Game], by Gustavo Santaolalla
Side Effects, by Thomas Newman

2012:
Black Gold, by James Horner
Cloud Atlas, by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, & Reinhold Heil
Haywire, by David Holmes
Kids on the Slope, by Yoko Kanno
ParaNorman, by Jon Brion

2011:
Contagion, by Cliff Martinez
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, by Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [Video Game], by Jeremy Soule
Simon Werner a disparu... (AKA Lights Out) , by Sonic Youth
Super 8, by Michael Giacchino

2010:
Daybreakers, by Christopher Gordon
Inception, by Hans Zimmer
Norwegian Wood, by Jonny Greenwood
TRON: Legacy, by Daft Punk
True Grit, by Carter Burwell

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2017 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

choose the real thing people!

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2017 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

December 2014 will mark the mid-point of the decade.

I feel that the general quality of music has definitely improved over the same period last decade.
My picks for the best scores 2010-2014:

The cream of the crop!
WAR HORSE
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

The best of the rest:
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
GRAVITY
THE GREAT GATSBY

CAPTAIN AMERICA - THE FIRST AVENGER
MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS
THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
HTTYD 2
ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Television:
GAME OF THRONES s. 2-4
COPPER s.1
DEXTER s.8

also liked music for SHERLOCK, MERLIN, RISE OF THE GUARDIANS, THE GHOST WRITER and more!

bruce


updated March 2017:
INSIDE OUT
GOT s.5
MR. ROBOT S.1
WESTWORLD

Tv scores, like shows, are now surpassing motion pictures in overall quality

 
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