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Which of these Star Wars "anthology" type scores are your favorite?

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Strilo , Feb 7, 2020.

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Which of these Star Wars "anthology" type scores are your favorite?

  1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, by Michael Giacchino

    26 vote(s)
    52.0%
  2. Solo: A Star Wars Story, by John Powell

    13 vote(s)
    26.0%
  3. The Mandalorian, by Ludwig Göransson

    12 vote(s)
    24.0%
  4. The Clone Wars, by Kevin Kiner, et al

    5 vote(s)
    10.0%
  5. Star Wars Rebels, by Kevin Kiner, et al

    8 vote(s)
    16.0%
  6. Star Wars Resistance, by Michael Tavera, et al

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Shadows of the Empire, by Joel McNeely

    5 vote(s)
    10.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Pulling together most of the non-Saga related musical scores, which one of these is your favorite? You can choose up to two options and change your vote anytime... Poll away!
     
  2. Blackhole E Snoke

    Blackhole E Snoke Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Doesn't this exact poll already exist?

    Edit: Oh I see you've added more recent titles. Shadows of the Empire OST is still the best. Mandalorian OST is my favourite of the new lot.
     
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  3. TheCloneWarsForever

    TheCloneWarsForever Force Ghost star 7

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    The Clone Wars is my easy #1.

    Torn between Rebels and Mandalorian for #2. Rebels has the awesome Sabine theme, but had a very bad case of Williams Shoehorn syndrome, especially early on. Mandalorian is much original and has a memorable main theme but most of the in-episode stuff has yet to click.

    Going with Rebels for now.
     
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  4. Chancellor Yoda

    Chancellor Yoda Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, by Michael Giacchino had to be it for me especially with such theme's as Your Father Would Be Proud.

     
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  5. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    Rogue 1 is the best, and Solo and The Mandalorian round out my top 3. I find the rest to be forgettable.
     
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  6. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer #2 Sabine Wren Fan star 7

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    1. The Clone Wars - the main theme alone is simply unforgettable, and there a several more memorable bits throughout the series, which range on riffs of JW to completely original pieces composed by Kiner (Maul, Savage, and Vizsla is the standout piece!)
    2. Rogue One - Sounds so much like JW it's insane. It is consistently better than Solo, but Solo's high points are higher
    3. Solo - John Williams gave us an amazing gift with the new Han theme, and then to hear Duel of the Fates again! Chill-inducing!
    4. Rebels - Just because it's 4th, doesn't mean it sucks. It's very good and very cohesive. Obviously similar in tone to TCW, but with less originality
    5. The Mandalorian - A very distinctive main theme and a good western vibe, but it doesn't feel like Star Wars at all
     
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  7. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Force Ghost star 5

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    Rebels is my favorite so far. Mandalorian and Rogue one are very close runner ups. Also shout out to Gordy Haab for Battlefront 2.

    Rebels is just so well developed with OT and PT quotes, reimaginations and original music. Most characters have their own leitmotifs that are memorable.
    one of my favorites is Saw Gererra's theme. Very noir, something you don't get a lot of in Star Wars.



    militaristic version in this clip. One of the greater scenes of the overall canon IMO.

     
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  8. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer #2 Sabine Wren Fan star 7

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    Wow this is really excellent music!
     
  9. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Force Ghost star 5

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    Yeah, and there's plenty of it. This is another interesting track, I can't help but compare it to the Manadlorian's leitmotif. Particularly considering it refers to other Mandalorian characters. Both are strikingly similar, probably inspired by the same source.



     
  10. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Rogue One, I’ve been hoping since it released that Giachinno would do more Star Wars.
     
  11. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I would be totally down for him doing Rogue Squadron.
     
  12. Noname12

    Noname12 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Rogue One only for his OST called 'Hope"


    Truly amazing i can't stop listenning to this music.
    One of my favorite Star Wars track.
    The vocal parts remind me of "Duel of the Fates" and "Battle of the Heroes." And the instruments in some part sounded like the "Imperial March" OST and one of New Hope OST: " The Hologram of the binary sunset".
     
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  13. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hope is a choral Imperial March, actually!

     
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  14. Noname12

    Noname12 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Amazing ! That's why i heard in the back of my mind the Imperial March :)
     
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  15. Reepicheep775

    Reepicheep775 Jedi Master star 4

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    The Mandalorian by a wide margin. It has a great mood to it and I love the combination of Western, futuristic/scifi, and traditional score. Much as I love the John Williams themes I'm a little burned out on them, so I love getting something completely different, rather than variations on the same themes we've been using for decades.
     
  16. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I will say two things about the Mando scores. 1, the season two music has been better than season one. 2, the main theme has grown on me and I do like it more.
     
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  17. Billy_Dee_Binks

    Billy_Dee_Binks Force Ghost star 4

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    Rebels features some truly spine-tinglingly memorable themes, followed by Solo and The Clone Wars (especially the final arc).
     
  18. I Are The Internets

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    I like The Mandalorian score and how minimalist it is.
     
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  19. Darth Dnej

    Darth Dnej Jedi Master star 4

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    The fact that TCW is the longest score of all of these makes it a pretty easy one to pick. There's a lot to love: Savage's Theme, Ahsoka Leaves, Victory and Death, etc.
     
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  20. Howard Hand

    Howard Hand Jedi Master star 4

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    Solo pretty easily. Powell does a great job of bringing the SW sound and themes into a more modern style while still sounding like it exists in the SW universe.

    The Mandolarian comes next for its interesting reinterpretation of the SW sound and great main theme.

    And then the solid Shadows of the Empire (which almost doesn't count since it's so tangentially related to the others)

    Followed by Book of Boba Fett, Rogue One and then the Kiner scores, none of which I really care for unfortunately.

    Obi Wan hasn't finished yet but I'll probably end up ranking it after R1 or the Kiner scores.
     
  21. Aiwendil42

    Aiwendil42 Jedi Master star 1

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    Shadows of the Empire, by a mile.
     
  22. DarthHass

    DarthHass Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    This. The soundtrack to Shadows of the Empire will always be the top for me. The Leia/Xizor waltz, Xizor’s theme, Imperial City are all easily repeat listens.
     
  23. Happy Sando

    Happy Sando Jedi Master star 4

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    I wanna vote for 'em all, but I've thrown John Powell an extra vote. Solo will never be my favourite Star Wars anything, but its score is sublime.
     
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  24. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I just got the Solo Deluxe Edition CD from Intrada!
     
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  25. Megazord

    Megazord Jedi Youngling

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    Shadows of the Empire is the most memorable of these. I like the tone poem structure even if it's shorter than a traditional score. Michael Giacchino's style meshes well with John Williams, so I was happy with how Rogue One turned out.

    I'd also like to give nods to Mark Griskey for KOTOR2 and Chris Huelsbeck for the Rogue Squadron series.