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

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Strilo , Jul 3, 2018.

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

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

    13 vote(s)
    38.2%
  2. Solo: A Star Wars Story, by John Powell

    11 vote(s)
    32.4%
  3. The Clone Wars, by Kevin Kiner, et al

    6 vote(s)
    17.6%
  4. Star Wars Rebels, by Kevin Kiner, et al

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  5. Shadows of the Empire, by Joel McNeely

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
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  1. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Finally, a poll for the non-Saga Star Wars music out there! @Seagoat and I chatted about how to do these "favorite" polls in Music and we decided that Lucasfilm is making a distinction between the Saga films and the Anthology stories, so we would go along those lines. So here is the Anthology/EU poll now that Solo has been out for a spell. Enjoy!
     
  2. TheCloneWarsForever

    TheCloneWarsForever Force Ghost star 7

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    Voted for The Clone Wars. For Season 1 & 5 especially, but have favorite pieces in every season.
     
  3. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 7

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    Rogue One is probably the most consistently excellent of these. Then I put TCW next, it has a lot of variety in style, lots of very unique pieces (if we're including the show then it might peak over R1 at times, but R1 being shorter has less room for filler than a tv show). Solo is a fine score, but doesn't stand out as much as the others. Rebels never quite got a great piece of music, especially in Season 1, with way too many quotations of Williams tracks, though Sabine's theme is probably the strongest.

    Edit: Haven't listened to SOTE.
     
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  4. BadCane

    BadCane Jedi Master star 4

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    Rogue One is pretty awesome. Most major themes just stuck with me. Solo not so much, but the R1 is special. I just love it. A Long Ride Ahead makes me want to kick stormtrooper ass.
     
  5. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Chosen One star 6

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    What's Shadows of the Empire?

    I LOVE the CW music, with Ahsoka Leaves being the most heartbreaking and the most beautiful to me. I also like The Clones and Obi-Wan and Satine.

    Rogue One music is great too. My R1 favorite is probably Stardust... Rebels was okay, but I felt like they used Leia's Theme to much for non-important moments. Only seen Solo once and don't have the soundtrack so nothing to say on that one...
     
  6. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Shadows of the Empire was an EU project from like 1996 that took place between Empire and Jedi. It included a novel, a video game, comics and (weirdly) a soundtrack to the book. The music was by Joel McNeely and I still have it on CD.
     
  7. HL&S

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

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    I picked Shadows of the Empire. Imperial City is my favorite track just for it being both majestic, beautiful, and haunting. Also I love Sergei Prokofiev.
     
  8. Howard Hand

    Howard Hand Jedi Master star 4

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    1. Solo
    2. Shadows of the Empire
    3. KOTOR (Jeremy Soule)
     
  9. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    I liked R1 and Solo. None of the others made an impression on me.
     
  10. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    out of these? Rebels. However, I've come around to enjoying the Battlefront 2 soundtrack by Gordy Haab far more than any of these.

     
  11. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Rogue One for me. IMO it's fantastic-definitely worthy of a Star Wars film!
     
  12. 11-4D

    11-4D Force Ghost star 5

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    Solo had an even better score than TFA and TLJ imo. Even the tunes borrowed from the Original Trilogy sounded more like classic Williams than Williams' own work on 7 and 8. Compare the TIE Attack reprise in Solo and TLJ. No contest.
     
  13. ronifer

    ronifer Jedi Youngling

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    Solo gets my vote. It is pretty good.
     
  14. Guidman

    Guidman PT Manager and Book/Trivia Host star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    It’s a tie between Rebels and Solo for me. Rogue One had some moments (given the condensed time frame Giacchino had) but I can’t describe how much I don’t like the music during the title card. It’s Over Now from Rebels is probably my favorite track in Star Wars for the past 10 years.
     
  15. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I too did not like the Rogue One title card. Total missed opportunity. Should have used the Rebel Fanfare.
     
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  16. Blackhole E Snoke

    Blackhole E Snoke Jedi Master star 5

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    SOTE is easily the best of that group.

    Here's a great review I found.
     
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  17. sethg

    sethg Manager Emeritus star 2 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The tone of that review is interesting considering that Williams' PT work is largely considered one of the strongest contributions to the PT.
     
  18. Blackhole E Snoke

    Blackhole E Snoke Jedi Master star 5

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    I have a hunch that few people voting here have actually heard the SotE soundtrack.
     
  19. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Solo. It's been in the cd player in my car since May.
     
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  20. TheMoldyCrow

    TheMoldyCrow Jedi Master star 3

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    Shadows or Solo are easily my favorites. Rouge One was alright, but I'm really not a fan of Giachinno's more recent scores if I'm being honest. I never particularly cared for the TCW or Rebels music, either.
     
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  21. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    I bought the CD when it first came out, listened to it a couple of times, and was disappointed by it. Haven't seen it in years, probably gave it away.
     
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  22. Blackhole E Snoke

    Blackhole E Snoke Jedi Master star 5

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    I have to admit that I didn't like it so much straight away. Only after multiple listenings did I appreciate how good it is.
     
  23. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 7

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    Does the "TCW" option count the TV show?
     
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  24. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes for sure. These are the anthology films, the TV shows, etc.
     
  25. Kladdagh

    Kladdagh Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I voted for SOLO ... Powell made a great soundtrack for the film ... I really like it
     
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