Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Cinescapes Top Score of 2005

Cinescape recently posted their pick for the top 20 scores from 2005. There are some predictable choices - John Williams has 4 scores in the top 20. Harry Gregson-Williams has two. etc. etc. There are a couple of pleasant surprise inclusions: Alan Williams' CRAB ORCHARD and David Newman's SERENITY, but I have to admit there are a few headscratchers here as well.

Judge for thyself!

1. CRASH (Mark Isham, Superb Records SPB-CD-2512)
2. MUNICH (John Williams, Decca B0006093-02)
4. SIN CITY (Robert Rodriguez, John Debney, Graeme Revell, Varese Sarabande 302 066 644 2)
5. HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (Patrick Doyle, Warner Bros. 49631-2)
6. BATMAN BEGINS (Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard, Warner Bros., 71324)
7. THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED (Brian Tyler, Hollywood Records 2061-62541-2)
8. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (John Williams, Sony Classical 82876747082)
9. WAR OF THE WORLDS (John Williams, Decca B0004568-02)
10. KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (Harry Gregson-Williams, Sony Classical SK 94419)
11. SERENITY (David Newman, Varese Sarabande, 302 066 682 2)
12. CRAB ORCHARD (Alan Williams, Silverscreen Music SMCD 017)
13. HOSTAGE (Alexandre Desplat, Superb Records 72051-2)
14. SORSTALANSAG (Ennio Morricone, EMI 7243 860308 [Hungary])
15. THE BROTHERS GRIMM (Dario Marianelli, Milan M2-36136)
16. AEON FLUX (Graeme Revell, Varese Sarabande 302 066 707 2)
17. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE (Harry Gregson-Williams, Disney 5008 61373-7)
18. KING KONG (James Newton Howard, Decca B0005715-02)
19. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, SEASON ONE (Bear McCreary, La-La Land Records LLLCD-1032)
20. MIRRORMASK (Iain Ballamy, La-La Land LLLCD 1031)

You can read the "why's" here

Thanks to Jeff Kaufman at The Kaufman Agency for the heads up.