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Best scores of 2009

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Mastadge, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 4, 1999
    2009 has been quite a good year for film scores. . .

    Here's a brief and incomplete rundown highlighting a mixture of bigger names and personal favorites. I'll annotating over the next couple weeks and then present my own Top 10 of the year list on or around 1 January.

    Klaus Badelt - Solomon Kane, Le Petit Nicolas
    Marcel Barsotti - Die Päpstin
    Marco Beltrami - In the Electric Mist, Knowing
    Carter Burwell - Where the Wild Things Are, A Serious Man
    Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - The Road
    Bruno Coulais - Coraline, Lucky Luke
    Mychael & Jeff Danna - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
    Alexandre Desplat - Chéri, Coco Before Chanel, A Prophet, The Army of Crime, Julie & Julia, Fantastic Mr. Fox, New Moon
    Danny Elfman - Terminator Salvation, Taking Woodstock
    Stephen Endelman - Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
    Ilan Eshkeri - The Young Victoria, Ninja Assassin
    Ben Foster - Torchwood: Children of Earth
    Michael Giacchino - Star Trek, Up, Land of the Lost
    Christopher Gordon - Mao's Last Dancer, Daybreakers
    Harry Gregson-Williams - X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
    Marvin Hamlisch - The Informant!
    Nicholas Hooper - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    James Horner - Avatar
    Dario Marianelli - The Soloist, Agora, Everybody's Fine
    Bear McCreary - Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, Caprica
    Ennio Morricone - Baarìa
    Javier Navarrete - Cracks
    John Ottman - Astro Boy
    James Peterson - The Red Canvas
    John Powell- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
    Alan Silvestri - Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, A Christmas Carol
    Brian Tyler - The Killing Room, Dragonball Evolution, Fast & Furious, The Final Destination, Law Abiding Citizen
    Debbie Wiseman - Lesbian Vampire Killers
    Gabriel Yared - Amelia
    Christopher Young - The Uninvited, Drag Me to Hell, Creation, Love Happens
    Hans Zimmer - Angels & Demons, Shelock Holmes
  2. ILuvJarJar

    ILuvJarJar Jedi Knight star 6

    Oct 19, 2008
    James Horner =D=
  3. Destined_Jedi

    Destined_Jedi Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jun 29, 2002
    Star Trek is probably my favorite score of the year.
  4. ebamf

    ebamf Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 19, 2009
    It's a three-way tie for me: either James Horner for Avatar, Nicholas Hooper for Harry Potter (movie blew), or Michael Giacchino for Star Trek. All three of these albums I have now and consistently replay them.

    Also: I know it's not a score, but the Inglourious Basterds soundtrack uses a lot of Ennio Morricone tracks, and the soundtrack to Inglourious Basterds is a great one as well.
  5. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

    May 20, 2008
    Star Trek and Avatar were my two favorites this year, although Sherlock Holmes was still pretty good as well.
  6. Qui-Gon_Reborn

    Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 11, 2008
    Unimagitively enough, I'm for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. :p
  7. andy1044

    andy1044 Jedi Knight star 2

    Aug 26, 2006
    Ottman and Powell, with Powell probably a little out ahead. The Killing Room is a close third.
  8. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

    Apr 14, 2009
    What about Murray Gold and his excellent work on Doctor Who this year.[face_not_talking] Or are we judging by what came out on CD in 2009?:confused:

    I did like Danny Elfman's Terminator score quite a bit actually. I'm not a huge Terminator fan but he managed to cause a few nerdgasms with the signature drum beat.[face_whistling]
  9. HL&S

    HL&S Magistrate Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Oct 30, 2001
    I just watched the movie The Box and the score blew me away. Probably one of my favorite scores of 2009 now.
  10. ebamf

    ebamf Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 19, 2009
    I will have to add Hans Zimmer - Sherlock Holmes.

    That film's score is so amazing, the best I've ever heard from Zimmer (seriously, the Batman films have good music but it's only like that one song).
  11. AllOutOfHappy

    AllOutOfHappy Jedi Youngling

    Apr 14, 2010
    Ben Foster - Torchwood
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