I looked all the way back to 2007 and did not see a thread dedicated to the film scores of Hans Zimmer. I definitely feel like we need one. Personally, I first noticed Zimmer with his score for The Lion King, which I greatly enjoyed. It was not the lighter cartoony nature of the Menken scores before this film, but was a little darker and more serious. It was also a bit more synthesized and processed. This approach certainly impacts a lot of his scores and overall for me, he tends to be somewhat hit and miss. I do greatly enjoy some of his scores, others not so much. I enjoy the Pirates of the Caribbean scores, bombastic and over the top as they might be, they are also fun. I really enjoy a lot of the Gladiator score, which I find to be his best work. Recently I discovered the Interstellar score and think it's fantastic. Much more understated, beautiful and rich with the organ dominating the score. To me it doesn't sound at all like "typical" Zimmer and is very unique and recognizable. I can't think of another score that sounds like Interstellar.