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  1. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    Not seeing it, but is the film basically; Solo: An Action Escape Scene Story?
  2. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    I know I've been a little too harsh on the things I don't like about the score, but that is just raw emotion of the disappointment in those aspects of it. I was honestly expecting to be blown away and not be disappointed as I love some of Powell's music. I am now trying to focus on what I love and generally enjoy about it and leaving the negatives for others to discuss who actually enjoyed the things I didn't. That being said, I'd like to express once again how painfully gorgeous his love theme is. And Lando's Closet is easily in my top 3 favourite Powell piece he's ever written.
  3. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    My playlist is - Track 1 - Adventures of Han Track 6 - Train Heist (first 90 seconds) Track 11 - Lando's Closet Track 12 - Mine Mission Track 13 - Break Out (Most of it but minus the percussion loop sections) Track 14 - The Good Guy Track 18 - Good Thing You Were Listening Track 19 - Testing Allegiance (2nd half)
  4. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    Yeah fuck those fuckers who form an opinion based on their reaction to something. I shouldn't stop eating a food if I don't like the taste of it. Instead, I should just keep eating it more and more before forming an opinion on it...
  5. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    I'm not sure how you function day to day believing that, but still.
  6. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    I'm talking about the quality of orchestration, hence why I said orchestration. Hahahahahahahahabababababhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahah
  7. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    It surprises me that you aren't the least bit bothered going from Williams masterful orchestration of his theme in track 1, straight into track 2 where Powell just adds a very generic synth sounding percussion under it. To me that was very jarring. I cannot help my immediately instinctive reaction. It's not like I'm on a witch hunt for Powell's blood. I am just surprised and saddened by my initial reaction to the score. I don't give a single crap about Star Wars anymore. TFA and TLJ has ruined it for me now. I love Rogue One, but I have zero interest in Solo, only the score. I was so looking forward to it. And now Star Wars has nothing to interest me anymore. Only Williams doing Episode 9 is keeping me inside the Star Wars universe. And the hopeful prospect that JNH will do a Spinoff.
  8. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    It's a general and a little stupid label I know, but I only say that to express that I think the percussion is weak and generic, and doesn't fit for me.
  9. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    And I would reply; I fully acknowledge and respect your opinion, but I disagree.
  10. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    I leave for a few hours and find everyone quoting me and telling me what I think. If it hasn't been clear enough yet, I'll say it again - I was expecting a score that was majority Powell. Of course with Williams doing the main theme, Powell was immediately going to be limited in his own material, unlike Giacchino who had 95% of his own music, and the chance to write his own main theme if you will. But even with Powell's material, I found myself rolling my eyes quite a bit at Williams theme being referenced countless times, because of it being in basically every track. I think it is overused. I know that Powell had no choice but to use it a lot as it's Han's themes, but I am disappointed overall that I find Williams A phrase to be underwhelming and it's overuse therefore isn't welcome to me. And my overall desire to have a Composer do the film themselves and not inherit the key aspects of a score from another. Whether it's the master or not. Others enjoy his RCP percussion, but to me it sounds like a Zimmer-obsessed teenager who wanted to "epic" up Williams original themes. I really really cringed when I heard 'Reminiscient Therapy.' I can't help my dislike for it, it was an immediate reaction of dislike at how Powell handled the many callbacks. However, I really like Powell's love theme and I literally said "wow" outloud when listening to 'Lando's Closet.' I also like the aggressive villainous theme. Not sure what it's for because I wont be seeing the film, but it's slightly 'out there' for Star Wars and I dig it. There are positives for me, but overall I am disappointed. But I guess people will now call me an idiot, which they have already done above, and tell me how trashy Giacchino's score is etc, even though I find his Rogue One score vastly superior to Powell's Solo. But to each their own.
  11. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    Well I was expected at least most of the score to be new Powell music. But there isn't a single piece and no more than 30 seconds in a piece without something from Williams. It seems like this is a Chamber of Secrets. Powell was way way way too over-reliant on Williams.
  12. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    There's nothing 'standard' about that piece. It's incredibly written action music. And calling Powell's score fresh, when it's 75% old material with a few drums beats added is funny.
  13. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    Best piece in the score. No bad percussion or over-reliance on Williams, just a quiet and gorgeous melody from Powell.
  14. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    The love theme is the best theme of the score I think. Followed by Williams B theme and then A.
  15. John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    I find myself saying "ooo lovely melody" in pieces like "Good Guy" thinking I'll hear a lovely long piece of Powell's new love theme, and then again it goes back to Williams Han theme. Powell didn't seem to have the confidence to let his stuff shine. He has some great ideas and really nice melodies that last for 5 seconds and then he quickly goes back to Williams like he's insecure to own the score himself. I wish he did it all alone.