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Noughties Blogfest

Noughties Blogfest
Host By: Dave of "Dave Wrote This" ""

Low Down: Choose one thing from each year from 2000 to 2009, be it a film, a TV show, a radio show, a particular episode of a TV or radio show, a piece of theater, a book, a comic, a song, an album, a gig, a piece of artwork, something online or something else entirely, and then tell us what you love about it.
Now I have been racking my brain on what direction I should go, because if you know I never do anything that is normal. I try to find the twist and turn, some kind of angle... I am pleased to present my list of Noughties... 

My choices for the top epic soundtrack scores for each year, now [for those who don't know] the score is the just the music that helps the film along. Not to be confused with the soundtrack that features songs that help new artist get recognized with a few classic songs... mostly re-done classics. I went with "EPIC" film scores, because they are mostly films you have heard of and represent a larger scale budget.  I am a fan of score music and have large variety of musical taste, so these are my choices.

2000 - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Yo-Yo Ma - Tan Dun

2001 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Howard Shore

2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Howard Shore

2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Howard Shore

2004 - King Arthur - Hans Zimmer

2005 - Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - John Williams

2006 - Superman Returns - John Ottman

2007 - Transformers - Steve Jablonsky

2008 - The Incredible Hulk - Craig Armstrong

2009 - Star Trek - Michael Giacchino

Just a couple things you might want to know on some of the choices that I have made that if you were to want any of these scores. Starting with the "Lord of the Rings" series, they are all available in huge "Expanded" versions and two more versions that Howard Shore released (Lord of the Rings Symphony and Book: Music of The Lord of the Rings Films). Second "Superman Returns" may not be the best film out there, but John Ottman's vision is great and the way he incorporates in John Williams themes. 

Third the score for "Transformers" was not mass produced so it is a little hard to find for a descent price, but it is one of the best of the three films. Forth "The Incredible Hulk" is like one of the first "CDR" released scores, I believe there might be regular printed versions... I have never seen it. Last "Star Trek" it also comes as a single Cd and as a "Expanded" edition and represents many of the original score and incorporates some great epic themes. 

Now you may be wondering where "Harry Potter"  is or how come "Pearl Harbor" are not in this list... I agree "Harry Potter" should be here, but this is the overall list from me. I hope you enjoyed it, samples of each of the scores is on Amazon... I encourage you to check them out.

Trading is Welcome!
Jeremy [2Thumbs]


A Daft Scots Lass said...

Transformers was Bangin'!

Dave said...

This was an interesting take on the idea.

I love the music from Star Trek and The Lord Of The Rings.

Thanks for taking part.

Dave Wrote This

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Great picks! Crouching Tiger's soundtrack is amongst my favorites as well. It was just brilliant.
I'm gonna post my picks for the Noughties Blogfest later on today.

Anonymous said...

I can't say much about the KING ARTHUR or HULK soundtracks, but if they're anything like the others, they should be good scores.

I find it particularly interesting that you're film scores and my films for 2001–2003 were the same. Well done!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Unique take to go with soundtracks. Excellent movie choices of course.

Patricia JL said...

I haven't listened to any of the scores for those movies, but I do love movie scores and have quite a few d/l'ed. I might have to look into these.

Budd said...

I put Iron man for 2008. Only time that Hulk ever loses to Iron Man in my book.

Brent Wescott said...

Quite the interesting list. Crouching Tiger's music is perfect for the tone of the film. Also, I love many things Michael Giachinno has done. Seems he's JJ Abrams go-to guy. Plus he did The Incredibles score, which was just gorgeous.

M.J. Fifield said...

I love the LOTR soundtracks. They're my favorite go-to music for writing.

Rhonda@Laugh Quotes said...

I went with humor, but now I am wondering if I should have been more general and include Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Oh well.

dolorah said...

I have the Fellowship soundtrack - didn't know the others were available. I'll have to look for them.

I like the music to Halo III to. I'm not a gammer, but I love the soundtracks to a lot of the games my kids play. Just mute the guns, boys . .

I like your music choices.


Jen said...

I can't believe I forgot about LOTR! That needs to be added to my list!

S. L. Hennessy said...

Gosh, I forgot about King Arthur. Great movie. Looks like we have some of the same ones listed. Nice choices.

youngelfman said...

Love reading lists like these for film scores! I would be tempted to have Alan Silvestri's score for VAN HELSING here. I know, most HATED and TRASHED the film. I personally like the film and LOVE the score! So when are you expanding the list and covering the 90s ...also where is your list devoted to horror scores? ;-)

Btw, I am still not recovered from you cutting off the 8 Fingers! That is so graphically BRUTAL haha ;-)