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4.3 out of 5
178 Ratings
178 Ratings

Fricking genius.

brockamo

Danny Elfman's take on the Avenger's theme has been such a great listen. I am glad he was given the opportunity to bring some wonderful music to the table. Unfortunately, there is many tracked cues in the film (Silvestri's cues from the first film placed in this one) but it is still a great score. There are also a few missing cues that are in the film that I would love to have. One being the female vocals track nearing the end of the film. It is seriously beautiful. Very sad as well. I cannot wait to pick up this CD in mid May. I am sure you will not be disappointed with this score. Each Avenger has their own theme :)

A Strong Soundtrack from a Unique Pairing

BLowkey

Who would have thought the pairing of Fast and Furious’ Brian Tyler and Tim Burton regular Danny Elfman would have made for something quite extraordinary?

For two composers so dissimilar in style, it’s remarkable this soundtrack feels very cohesive in structure. If you didn’t know who was credited with what track, you would never guess which track was Tyler’s and which was Elfman’s. In fact, it’s Elfman that gears himself towards Tyler’s style.

There are hints of Alan Silvestri’s awesome theme in tracks like ‘Heroes’ and ‘Outlook’, just to name a couple. But, it doesn’t sound like a repeat. Both Tyler and Elfman bring in new themes that are just as memorable to hum. Elfman’s new hybrid theme does a great job of mixing the old with the new. I would say there are hints of his old Batman themes in there. Of course, you’ll here Tyler’s previous themes for Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World in here as well. This gives the soundtrack a sense of connection with previous films.

Overall, the score is well-balanced with rousing action cues and poignant emotional moments. Putting Tyler and Elfman together, though weird, paid off in the end. Buy this soundtrack!

Danny Elfman shines

k3vm0

Danny Elfman is the true star of this soundtrack. What sounds like it could have been a mess under Brian Tyler really shows why Danny Elfman was and still is the master of the super hero score. It would have been great to see what Elfman alone would have brought, but he succeeds in salvaging this score.

About Brian Tyler & Danny Elfman

An award-winning songwriter, conductor, producer, and composer of an impressive array of film, television, and video game scores, California native Brian Tyler attended UCLA and Harvard before embarking on a successful career in music. A self-taught musician who proficient on myriad instruments including drums, piano, guitar, bass, cello, percussion, synthesizer, charango, and bouzouki, Tyler began scoring films shortly after graduation from Harvard. His early scores for films like Bartender and Six String Samurai helped him land his first big break with the 2001 Bill Paxton-directed thriller Frailty. Since then he has become one of the most in-demand film composers in the business, racking up accolades for his work on movies like The Hunted, Constantine, Rambo, Fast & Furious, Iron Man 3, Now You See Me, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Truth, Furious 7, the Disappointments Room, and XXX: Return of Xander Cage. He has also provided music for popular video games such as Need for Speed: The Run, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Far Cry 3, and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, as well as for television programs like Transformers: Prime, Terra Nova, and Sleepy Hollow. In 2014, Tyler co-wrote and produced the hit song "Shell Shocked" with Wiz Kalifah, Kill the Noise, Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, and Moxie, which he released under the pseudonym Madsonik. ~ James Christopher Monger

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Los Angeles, CA
BORN
May 8, 1972

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