Review by Thomas Midena
Before listening to this soundtrack I had never heard of the SKYLANDERS franchise, so I approached this score as a newcomer. It turns out that I wasn’t prepared for the fun I was about to have with LORNE BALFE’s delightful and enthralling score for SKYLANDERS: GIANTS.
SKYLANDERS: GIANTS is the follow-up to last year’s Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. The video game sees players delve into a fantasy world of battle and adventure. SKYLANDERS: GIANTS is LORNE BALFE’s return to the Skylanders franchise, and he has pounced on the opportunity to develop and expand the vibrant music of this colourful world.
SKYLANDERS: GIANTS is cheeky, mischievous, upbeat and energetic. With so much soundtrack music of late aiming to be dark, grim and sparse, I found it refreshing to hear something so enthusiastic and carefree. BALFE has crafted a surprisingly enjoyable listening experience in its own right, even for those ignorant of the context of the game like myself.