Category Archives: Soundtrack Reviews

2016 IN REVIEW: MY TOP TEN FILM SCORES OF 2016

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THE BURFORD TOP 10S: DIRECTOR-COMPOSER PARTNERSHIPS

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As important as film music can be, hiring the composer for the score is sometimes treated as an afterthought, with the composer starting to put their score together right at the very end. However for some directors, usually in the … Continue reading

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THE BEST FILM SCORES OF 2014

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Film music for me can play a vital role in enhancing the experience and here are, in my opinion, the 10 best scores of the year. When I say ‘score’ I refer to the non-diegetic score that has been composed … Continue reading

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SOUNDTRACK REVIEW: THE EQUALIZER – Harry Gregson-Williams 6/10

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SOUNDTRACK REVIEW: MAPS TO THE STARS – Howard Shore 7/10

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THE BURFORD TOP 10S: RECENT GOOD SOUNDTRACKS TO BAD FILMS

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When I was at University, I once saw a TV producer say that the composer was there for when the writer has messed up, and though he did say it slightly tongue in cheek, there was without doubt an element … Continue reading

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SOUNDTRACK REVIEW: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 – John Powell

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As a film, How to Train your Dragon 2 is a soaring, thrilling and often deeply involving story (for my review of the film, click here), and so it takes a seasoned pro such as John Powell to produce a … Continue reading

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