Reviews by DBJC
James Horner used the Harlem Boys' Choir for this score. The voices throughout are chilling and just beautiful.
Joe Hisaishi is one of the best composers I've listened to. I watched both movies and listened to both soundtracks. They are phenomenal. My favorite is Spirited Away because it just gives me chills. Princess Mononoke isn't far behind especially with the broad, epic theme and "Legend of Ashitaka." I recommend both soundtracks and movies.
This score is probably John Williams at his best. He did an excellent job with this score, telling the story of the rise of Darth Vader. He puts a lot of emotion; his work bleeds though all the scenes of the movie. London Symphony was a great choice because of their high level of playing; they play each note clear and full of emotion and passion. The same with London Voices. Their booming voices gives an extra halo of glory to this score.
I had no idea that Daft Punk could be film composers. They did a great job with this score, and I have it admit, it's one of my favorites. I loved it so much I preordered it. It's a really good score, and they merge orchestra and electronic sounds nicely together. They did use a real orchestra by the way, which is really imprsesive.
I was introduced to this soundtrack by my dad because I was previously listening to Sigur Ros. I immediately fell in love with how beautiful it sounded. I even learned how to play some of the tracks on my guitar. All the tracks are beautiful and enchanting.