I recently realized that, despite for years thinking he was god among film scorers, I actually have fewer scores by John Williams than by a lot of other composers. I also realized that I tend to listen to them significantly less. And I've been thinking about why that may be. A big part of the reason may be that I've just come to find his stuff boring, because for the most part, it's all the same. I mean, he writes loud, heroic, easy listening music like no one else; every time he scores one of Spielberg's fairy tales he turns out a masterpiece. In that genre, he's nonpareil. But like most of the films he scores, there's nothing much subtle about his work, and not much depth. As I said: easy listening, but don't listen for more than there is. Or maybe it's just that his music literally usually sounds the same. There's enough distinction between his themes that you can't really accuse him of ripping himself off on the level of James Horner, but there's also very little chance of popping in a John Williams score and thinking it's by anyone by John Williams. His music is almost always orchestrated the same, always sounds very much the same. I find myself reluctant to spend money on a John Williams score, because I'm relatively sure that aside from the couple new themes, mostly it'll sound very much like what I've heard from him before. The CD of his I listen to most is Greatest Hits, basically a collection of those wonderful themes. Does anyone else feel the same way? Or am I asking the wrong bunch on a Star Wars message board?