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Soundtrack Battle: Rogue One Vs Shadows of the Empire

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by Daddy_Stardust, Oct 7, 2017.

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Which soundtrack to you prefer?

  1. Michael Giacchino's Rogue One

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  2. Joel McNeely's Shadows of the Empire

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  3. They're both great for their respective projects

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  4. They're both ok, nothing more

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  5. They're both rubbish. No Williams, no Star Wars

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  1. Daddy_Stardust

    Daddy_Stardust Rebelscum

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    When Rogue One debuted a fair few people were disappointment in its music so I'm wondering how everyone feels it compares to another non-Williams soundtrack; Joel McNeely's book (& game) soundtrack for Shadows of the Empire. Both are set during the original trilogy time frame and have a similar approach of being mainly original with just the occasional John Williams theme motif appearing amongst original compositions.

    For those who weren't a fan of the Rogue One soundtrack, would McNeely have been better for the job?
     
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  2. srg

    srg Force Attuned

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    Rogue One, hands down. Outstanding job by Giacchino (even if we don't take it into account that he did it in 4 weeks). He introduced great, memorable themes and used them in a smart, conscious way throughout the score. I feel like some people haven't given this score enough chance. Compared to Shadows of the Empire it has more levity, more hooks, more of the adventurous Star Wars tone and is obviously more cinematic, which all suited the film.

    McNeely's SotE is a great piece of music (I actually revisited it the other day), but I don't think he nailed the Star Wars tone the way Giacchino did. His approach is very classical sounding and much less accessible (not necessarily a bad thing) which makes it feel like a dark opera very loosely inspired by Star Wars. But as I said, it's a good score - some fragments as well as the general idea are straight up fascinating. It would be cool to have McNeely back doing some Star Wars work. I definitely prefer RO over SotE, though.

    I will add that I love the idea behind releasing something like SotE - a music album unrelated to visual media. I wish they did something like this again, but something tells me it will remain a wacky experiment of the past... ;)
     
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    Bendak Starkiller Force Sensitive

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    Both are awesome!
     
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