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posted a review of Cody Wright & Nick Stubblefield - Toejam & Earl: Back In The Groove. 18 days ago
WAKE UP!!!

If you look up "funk" in the dictionary you'll find a picture of Toejam & Earl, the original rapmaster alien duo from the planet Funkotron. They represent perpetual early-90s cool, keeping it real in the face of crazy Earthlings after ... See full review
posted a review of Michael Small - Jaws: The Revenge. 21 days ago
Say what you want about the movie (it's terrible, but still a fascinating and entertaining 1/5 watch) but the score by Michael Small is phenomenal, probably even better than John Williams' original (though he retains the credit of creating this musical ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Licence To Kill (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). about 1 month ago
Arriving a year after the groundbreaking action monolith that was Die Hard, Timothy Dalton's second (and last) starring role as James Bond was, and always will be, a difficult oddity in the long-running series. Released into a summer season jam-packed ... See full review
posted a review of My Indigo - My Indigo. about 1 month ago
This may well be the perfect "non-pop" summer album. There's no beach tunes here but it's definitely got a warm and relaxing feel with some amazing, atmospheric sounds that will take you right out of your miserable reality. As with her WT act, there is a ... See full review
submitted Joel Goldsmith - THE JOEL GOLDSMITH COLLECTION: VOL 1. 3 months ago
submitted Toshikazu Tanaka - 豪血寺一族. 4 months ago
posted a review of Sydney Symphony* - Bugs Bunny At The Symphony. 4 months ago
The Looney Tunes cartoons don't get enough credit for exposing children to an overwhelming amount of classical music. I can think of no other modern animation (other than The Simpsons) that does this and I have a strong feeling that such exposure was ... See full review
posted a review of Trevor Jones - Cliffhanger (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 4 months ago
Trevor Jones is a very strange choice of composer for a violent, R-rated action film. Sylvester Stallone likely heard his effort in Last of the Mohicans and thought that sound would work for his 1993 Die Hard on a Mountain. It probably would have been ... See full review
posted a review of Bobby Brown - On Our Own. 4 months ago
When I was 8 years old I was word-perfect on Ghostbusters, even the words I didn't yet understand. I was also note-perfect on the classic soundtrack and score by Elmer Bernstein, which gave the film a lot of power. Few people forget that Ghostbusters is ... See full review
posted a review of Thomas Newman - Road To Perdition (Music From The Motion Picture). 4 months ago
I skipped Road to Perdition on its original release as I cannot stand anything at all starring Jude Law, but the score by Thomas Newman caught up with me many years later in the form of remixes by other artists. Newman has had a long and varied career ... See full review
posted a review of Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani - Sonic Adventure 2 - Cuts Unleashed SA2 Vocal Collection. 4 months ago
There's just something about the soundtracks to Sonic the Hedgehog that set it apart from other video games and even the very best of the genre. The super speed of the Blue Blur just doesn't work with a slower tempo and the perpetual azure skies, fluffy ... See full review
submitted Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani - Sonic Adventure 2 - Cuts Unleashed SA2 Vocal Collection. 4 months ago
posted a review of James Horner - Jumanji - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. 5 months ago
It's no secret that James Horner recycled his own scores ad nausuem. In a 37-year career he churned out 120 scores so, like any human, he was bound to run low on inspiration. As much as we all love his score to Commando, it is just a rehash of his work ... See full review
posted a review of John Williams (4) - Joel McNeely, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Jaws. 6 months ago
Since I've had this album for nearly 18 years I guess I better get a review done.

Obviously there were classic film scores pre-1975 with movies as early as the 30s having scores far superior to the wallpaper we get these days. Check out Max Steiner's ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Scooby-Doo's Snack Tracks: The Ultimate Collection. 6 months ago
This album from 1998 was produced to cash-in on the resurgence of Scoob following the success of Zombie Island and is a compilation of classic Scooby-Doo themes and songs from the original series. Sadly, not all of the theme tunes are present with ... See full review
posted a review of John Debney - Sudden Death (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 7 months ago
John Debney's fun score to Sudden Death features a similarly bouncy nature to Christopher Young's Hard Rain and the high adventure heroics of Basil Poledouris' Under Siege 2, while never being as memorable as those scores it's still a nice little album ... See full review
posted a review of Tarja* - What Lies Beneath. 7 months ago
Of all the Tarja albums I own this is the one I play the least. It seems that it came out a bit too soon after My Winter Storm and doesn't have much inspiration behind it. The melodic, symphonic element takes a backseat while the loud, aggressive ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Dumb And Dumber: Get Down, Get Dumb. 7 months ago
It's quite odd how Jim Carrey's first triple-feature success of Ace Ventura, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber all got cartoon adaptations that have been largely forgotten over the years. I don't think there's any DVD releases of complete seasons or anything ... See full review
posted a review of John Williams (4) - Close Encounters Of The Third Kind - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. 7 months ago
CEOT3K has had nearly 70 score album releases since the movie first came out, this Varese Album from 1990, and I've no idea why it is so popular, it is easily the most boring scoring Williams has composed for a Steven Spielberg movie. With only a few ... See full review
posted a review of Le Groupe Apollo* - Les Mystérieuses Cités D'Or (Bande Originale De La Série Télévisée). 7 months ago
Since the original recordings of the score to this classic TV show are apparently lost I can only assume that this album is selected from re-recordings as there are sounds and textures audible here that were not present in the corresponding tracks ... See full review
posted a review of Tarja* - My Winter Storm. 8 months ago
This was the very first Tarja album I ever purchased, based purely on the magical, fairy tale-like cover image and the fact that she was the former lead of Nightwish. I believe this was her debut solo album and it fits her style perfectly. Tarja's music ... See full review
posted a review of Tarja* - From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas). 8 months ago
Now THIS is a Christmas album!

Every year there are a bunch of popular artists (and Take That has-beens) who contribute their own spin on Christmas classics and sing duets with other, juxtaposing, artists to make "unique" albums and make a quick buck ... See full review
posted a review of Animaniacs - Merry Christmas - Looney Tunes. 8 months ago
Christmas carol spoof albums have been very popular for a long time with just about every cartoon franchise milking this lazy goat at some point. In 1999 it was the turn of the Looney Tunes and the Animaniacs and I'm sorry to tell you that it's a lame, ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Christmas with the Broons. 8 months ago
Dreaming of a Brown Christmas? Doesn't sound too appetising.

This 2013 album was the idea of former Bay City Rollers "star" Stuart Wood, who seems to have a pretty comprehensive career in music production post-fame. If you need an album to play on a ... See full review
submitted Various - Christmas with the Broons. 8 months ago
submitted Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan - Real Bout Garou Densetsu. 8 months ago
posted a review of Alan Silvestri - Blown Away (Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack). 8 months ago
As with his score to Judgment Night a year before, Alan Silvestri's efforts on Blown Away were ignored in favor of a soundtrack album and fans of movie music had to wait a very long time before that was remedied.

This was actually Silvestri's third ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Blown Away - Music From The Motion Picture. 8 months ago
When Happy Walters was assigned the task of compiling the soundtrack to Blown Away, director Stephen Hopkins was obviously hoping for a repeat of the success they had a year before with Judgment Night. That didn't happen, and while the movie had a ... See full review
posted a review of John Williams (4) - Home Alone (Expanded Original Motion Picture Score). 8 months ago
There are many aspects to John Williams' score to Home Alone that might go unappreciated by casual viewers. It would have been very easy for him to approach the material as a live-action cartoon and leave it at that, but he brings so much more weight to ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Speed (Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture). 8 months ago
I've always been cynical and averse to "Soundtrack Albums" for movies from the 80s and 90s as, much of the time, they were meaningless cash-ins that had little-to-nothing to do with the actual movie, selling us a bunch of random trash that was otherwise ... See full review
posted a review of Trevor Jones - Merlin (Original Soundtrack). 8 months ago
In the pre-Amazon days, when Virgin Megastore, and sometimes HMV (and even rarer, Our Price) was my only source for movie soundtracks, I would go straight to the over-priced albums where usually a bunch of soulless songs from a movie were being flogged ... See full review
posted a review of Alkaemy - The Merlin Mystery. 8 months ago
I bought this CD way back on February 25th 1999 from Amazon.com without really knowing what it was. I was going through a Merlin phase back then because of the Sam Neill movie and took a $12.99 chance on this album. It's actually one half of a treasure ... See full review
submitted Graeme Revell - Child's Play 2. 9 months ago
posted a review of Alan Silvestri - The Back To The Future Trilogy. 9 months ago
For the longest time (25 years, to be accurate) the groundbreaking, world-famous score to Back to the Future was never available as it's own album, instead stuck with two arranged tracks on the popular soundtrack. It wasn't until 1999 that any of the ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (Original Soundtrack). 9 months ago
It's very hard to come across these Scooby Trax in the wild now. They went out of print fairly quickly and are highly sought-after by fans, even if the albums are kinda thin.

First up we get the Scooby-Doo theme song, this time sung by Billy Ray Cyrus ... See full review
posted a review of John Frizzell - Alien Resurrection (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 9 months ago
John Frizzell exploded onto the scene, in a cloud of ash and fire, with Dante's Peak in March 1997, a score I rather enjoy and frequently blast through my home theatre. A mere eight months later he was given the reigns to the Alien franchise (considered ... See full review
posted a review of Christopher Young - Hellraiser (Original Motion Picture Score). 9 months ago
How fortunate that Clive Barker rejected experimental UK group Coil's ugly score to Hellraiser. Yes, it may have been a musical match for the grimy, visceral gore and horror of the movie, but Christopher Young's effort elevated it to a whole new level. ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Judgment Night (Music From The Motion Picture). 9 months ago
Judgment Night is one of those movies where the soundtrack managed to eclipse the actual film that inspired it. Released in the autumn of 1993 it quickly died a death in theatres after a shooting during a screening in Boston that the alarmist press ... See full review
posted a review of Harold Faltermeyer - Fletch Lives (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 10 months ago
I saw Fletch Lives when I was 9 years old and it may well have kick-started my interest in film scoring. I remember seeing the trailer on another rental video and the weird, offbeat humor caught my interest. I knew nothing of the first movie, or the ... See full review
posted a review of Bruce Broughton - Narrow Margin. 10 months ago
Bruce Broughton scored several of Peter Hyams' movies around the time that Narrow Margin came out but this is the one that got utterly butchered in post-production to the point where there's nothing left in the movie but subtle under-scoring. Even the ... See full review
posted a review of John Denver - Rhymes & Reasons. 10 months ago
Unless you count the self-released "John Denver Sings" from 1966, this is his first album from a real label (RCA, who he would stick with until the mid-80s). For a debut album there are a couple of classics on here that would go on to be some of his most ... See full review
submitted Richard Bebb - The Mummy. about 1 year ago
submitted Unknown Artist - Transformers: Autobots Lightning Strike. about 1 year ago
submitted Unknown Artist - Masters Of The Universe - Castle Greyskull Under Attack!. about 1 year ago
submitted Peter Marinker - Transformers: Autobots Fight Back. about 1 year ago
submitted Unknown Artist - Rambo: The Force of Freedom - Pirates Peril. about 1 year ago
submitted John Baddeley - Swiss Family Robinson. about 1 year ago
submitted Peter Marinker - Transformers: The Movie. about 1 year ago
submitted Unknown Artist - Rambo: The Force of Freedom - The Lost City of Arca. about 1 year ago
submitted Unknown Artist - Rambo: The Force of Freedom - Guns Over the Suez. about 1 year ago