The Randomize Button: What Are You Listening To?

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Barriss_Coffee, Oct 9, 2011.

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  1. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    While I'm aware there is a a version of this in the YJCC, I don't see any reason why we can't have a thread like it here with soundtracks as the focus.

    So what songs are you listening to? What comes up on the top of your music library (iTunes or otherwise) when you hit the "randomize" button? Pretty much any soundtracks or scores are on the table. Including ridiculously obscure ones.

    I'll start...
    (Okay I admit this was the fourth song that came up since the other three wouldn't do for the intro post)

    Song: Main Theme - Planet of the Apes
    Artist: Danny Elfman
    Film: Planet of the Apes (2001)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rQjksu45wU

    (yeah I know -- the lousy redux Planet of the Apes. But it had one kickass theme!)
  2. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    I don't know if video game soundtracks count but this is what came up for me


    Song: Dry Well
    Artist: Richard Vaughan
    Soundtrack: Medieval 2 Total War Kingdoms


    Very haunting somewhat Arabic (possibly Turkish) music. It's the theme for Crusades campaign but the music and the inflections of the singer's voice make it definitely not Latin or Greek.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvpmZZCpQ9M&feature=related
  3. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    right now it's Emperor Arrives/ Death of Yoda/ Obi-Wan's Revelation/ Can This Track Name Be Any Longer/ Ends with that Fleet Reveal

    I have my iTunes set to play all my stuff randomly, but nothing more often than once a month


    My most listened to tracks are Beauty Killed the Beast II (JNH's King Kong) (I hate it when it doesn't play all 5 at once)
    and Cloverfield's Roar! (Giacchino)

    Roar is on purpose, Beast makes no sense
  4. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    PG -- Count me a fan of the Arabian music.

    TwiLek -- I've never listened to anything from (nor watched) Cloverfield, but if that's among your most listened tracks, now I'm intrigued. :p



    Okay so randomizing today I came up with everyone's favorite SotE: Battle of Gall and The Illusionist: The Orange Tree (Philip Glass).

    Battle of Gall is such a weird song. It barely even fits in SotE, and it definitely doesn't suit Gall, which IIRC was a pretty dull planet. But for some reason I really get addicted to the song whenever I start listening to it. It's got a certain catchy tune.

    I've actually never seen the Illusionist, but someone got me the CD since they thought it was cool. Problem is I heard the movie sucks, and now that I've listened to the music for so long I don't want to see it and have it mar my impression of the soundtrack.
  5. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    Cloverfield has no score, going with the whole "you're watching some dude's camera footage" thing. Roar! only plays during the end credits and is pretty much an homage to old monster movie music.

    Main reason why I think highly of it is that it kept me sane when there was some heavy construction in our house and the track is loud enough to drown that out (without just becoming noise) :p
  6. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah. Cloverfield is awful; "Roar!" is wonderful, one of the best pieces Giacchino's ever written. I definitely recommend listening to it.

    I rarely randomize, and even less so than usual now as I play Star Trek scores over and over, but I'll randomize tonight and see what comes up.
  7. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    More Medieval 2 Total War


    Song: Duke of Death
    Artist: Jeff van Dyck
    Soundtrack: Medieval 2 Total War

    Probably my favorite track in the Total War series. It's usually a battle song, and I find that whenever it plays there's nearly always a huge reversal of fortune (If I'm losing, I'll strike back, if I'm winning the enemy will flank me) It has a variety of instruments, and it's just plain fun to listen to.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY81yYFzgiU
  8. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    Reason #276396 to like video game music: One can post youtube links to it and it doesn't go "derpy copyright derp"


    ... and I liked Cloverfield :(
  9. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Saginaw, Michigan, by Johnny Cash. Can't seem to find a video for it, though.
  10. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Checked out the Cloverfield music. I approve. I should probably also check out the movie sometime as well... still managed to remain unspoiled after all these years. :p


    Today the first one I came up with was "Baghdad" -- The 13th Warrior.


    [The book was better.]
  11. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Song: One Million Miles Away
    Artist: J. Ralph
    Commercials: Volkswagen "Big Day" and Chrysler "Style"

    Full Song

    Great song and good use in the commercials. It works for both of them, despite their very different themes. I enjoy J. Ralph's work all in all.
  12. aalagartassle Jedi Grand Master

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    Song: Right in Two

    Artist: Tool
    Genre: Slow art rock, excellent timbali/bamboo percussive sections.

    Haven't looked on youtube! But if you get the album it's got 3d visuals that warp the mind!

  13. jacktherack Force Ghost

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    Sign in please by Autograph. Turn up the radio is one of the greatest songs ever made.
    great album
  14. Exomnius Jedi Padawan

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    Song: End Credits
    Artist: David Newman
    Album: Serenity OST
    :)
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  15. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    "Anakin Is Free"

    First time in awhile I've heard Qui-Gon's Theme. Nice.
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  16. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Reviving this thread due to boredom.

    Randomizer gave me Lawrence of Arabia today. It's gonna be one of those days. One of those Maurice Jarre in the desert days.



    EDIT: the 2:30 onward part is the best. Love that theme.
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  17. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Serenity! [face_love]

    Song today: Saving New York
    Artist: James Horner
    Album: The Amazing Spider-Man

    @ 4:00 onward, Horner proves he is still da man. Even if he reuses Titanic and Beautiful Mind memes to death.

  18. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Random as it gets, but my missus has become addicted to GTA V, so we couldn't resist tracking down this gem:



    The video clip is like Thriller without zombies, or, well, anything
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  19. fuzzbox77 Force Ghost

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    Song: Crematorium Chaos
    Artist: Matt Clifford/Francis Haines
    Album: The Return of the Living Dead (Bootleg Score)
  20. dolphin Chosen One

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    The best remix ever of Duel of the Fates.

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  21. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    I listen to video game OST lol

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  22. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Mantis, from the game FTL - soundtrack by Ben Prunty (I can't get enough of the music in this game...):

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  23. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Song: Final Battle
    Artist: Alan Silvestri
    Film: Ok, this is technically Van Helsing. But way back during Star Wars Celebration 3 there was a 10 minute non-dialogue preview. They had something similar at Celebration 1 and 2. This is the music that played over it. Rick McCallum(who hosted it) said it was just a piece of music they had thrown together a few days prior to the Celebration. The completed version for Van Hlesing is a tad different. the Celebration version was simply the first 1:30 of this played over and over.

  24. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Song: Now we are free
    Artist: Lisa Gerrard
    Film: Gladiator

  25. katesaber Jedi Grand Master

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    Breathe - Two Steps from Hell
    Basically their entire Skyworld, Archangel, and Invincible albums. My showers have never been more epic. :cool:
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