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Old 07-04-2011, 10:17 PM   #376
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Phoenix Rises is definitely the single greatest piece of music associated with these films.
Oh definitely. It's beautifully set up with Dark Phoenix's Tragedy, and then it greatly adds to the scene. That scene in X-Men: The Last Stand is one of my favorite scenes in the entire series (Jean's sacrifice in X2 probably being the only scene I love more), and Powell's score during that scene is definitely a contributing factor.

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Old 07-13-2011, 02:16 AM   #377
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FINALLY found the CD. I guess it was released today, but even Best Buy didn't have it. The Barnes & Noble that I went to had one freaking copy. So I picked it up (along with the Wolverine: Weapon X and Wolverine trades )

As I was typing this, I was listening to Mutant and Proud - great piece of music, great scene.

Good score. I still don't think the score is as good as X-Men: The Last Stand, but it's probably my 2nd favorite score of the series.

Coincidentally enough, those are probably my favorite 2 movies of the series in that order, as well.

The booklet is pretty standard with shots from the movie, just like the previous score booklets. But it's good stuff.

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Old 07-13-2011, 04:45 AM   #378
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FINALLY found the CD. I guess it was released today, but even Best Buy didn't have it. The Barnes & Noble that I went to had one freaking copy. So I picked it up (along with the Wolverine: Weapon X and Wolverine trades )

As I was typing this, I was listening to Mutant and Proud - great piece of music, great scene.

Good score. I still don't think the score is as good as X-Men: The Last Stand, but it's probably my 2nd favorite score of the series.

Coincidentally enough, those are probably my favorite 2 movies of the series in that order, as well.

The booklet is pretty standard with shots from the movie, just like the previous score booklets. But it's good stuff.
Agreed, Mutant and Proud is EXCELLENT even though it breaks my heart a little every time I hear it.

And I agree that Phoenix Rises is great! The bit between 2:30ish and 3:00 of that piece is one of my favorite bits from a soundtrack ever. The rest of the CD however, is really hit or miss with me and I actually deleted a number of tracks when I copied the CD over to my iPod. That's why FC wins in the overall department. It's got its own lineup of forgettable tracks (Mobilize for Russia, To Beast or not to Beast, True Colours, Let the Battle Commence) but none are especially worth deleting. And there are so many excellent ones (Frankenstein's Monster, Cerebro, Mutant and Proud, Rage and Serenity, Magneto, Sub Lift, the first 1:30mins of Not that Kind of Bank). Magneto's recurring theme stays with you from the first credits where the strings start in slow and sombre. And they really nail it with kid Erik screaming and crushing everything.

According to my ratings, TLS's best tracks were Phoenix Rises, The Last Stand, Whirlpool of Love, and Dark Phoenix's Tragedy. Everything else I gave 2-3/5 to :/.

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Old 07-13-2011, 09:10 AM   #379
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See for me it's the opposite... I don't think the forgettable tracks from X-Men: The Last Stand are any more forgettable than the ones from X-Men: First Class... but the good tracks absolutely blow the good tracks from X-Men: First Class out of the water.

However, I would pretty much agree with you on the track listing. The only thing I'd changed would be that To Beast Or Not To Beast is one of my favorite tracks on First Class, and with The Last Stand I'd also add Meet Leech, Then Off To The Lake.

The music that blares as Cyclops is on the motorcycle to Alkali Lake is just great. In fact, I love that whole little sequence.

It's like, okay, I know you're about to die, and you shouldn't, but for a second, riding in on a motorcycle like a hoss, with epic theme music pumping as you do it, it's like, for a moment, okay, this dude is f'ing badass

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Old 07-13-2011, 03:51 PM   #380
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The big difference between the two soundtracks is that The Last Stand is more... orchestral, more like classical music, and FC is more modern. I'm not a fan of classical music and I find TLS overstuffs a lot of the tracks. FC feels "cleaner" in its simplicity, does that make sense? Like they trimmed the fat from it.

Meet Leech is not bad but I wouldn't put it in my favorites just because like before, it's a little overstuffed for a lot of it. So is Phoenix Rises actually, except for those 30 seconds I love.

I'm surprised people have mentioned X2 though, I have to say that I find it a little cheesy.

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Old 07-25-2011, 12:38 AM   #381
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The music is good at times, but I think it's more serviceable than anything. It's still better than HGW's work on XO: Wolverine, and it has two nice themes. I like "First Class", "Magneto", "X-Men" and "Mutant and Proud." I think some better/unusual orchestration, plus taking a more John Barry route for the 1960s tone would've improved the score so much more.

I expected Jackman to pull something similar to his work on Kick-Ass with some of Gulliver's Travels thrown in. It's more MV-lite than anything, but it's enjoyable. It can't stack up to Silvestri's score for CA though.

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Old 07-25-2011, 01:16 AM   #382
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The music is good at times, but I think it's more serviceable than anything. It's still better than HGW's work on XO: Wolverine, and it has two nice themes. I like "First Class", "Magneto", "X-Men" and "Mutant and Proud." I think some better/unusual orchestration, plus taking a more John Barry route for the 1960s tone would've improved the score so much more.

I expected Jackman to pull something similar to his work on Kick-Ass with some of Gulliver's Travels thrown in. It's more MV-lite than anything, but it's enjoyable. It can't stack up to Silvestri's score for CA though.
There's a couple pieces that I really like, Logan Through Time, Wade Goes To Work, and my favorite, Kayla, but outside of that, yes I agree.

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...I'm surprised people have mentioned X2 though, I have to say that I find it a little cheesy.
To that I answer Storm entering Stryker's base with the help of lightining and wind. Amazing choral use of the main theme of X2, also, not cheesy.

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Old 08-22-2011, 12:17 AM   #384
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I made a hip hop beat with Magneto's Theme, feel free to comment

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I made a hip hop beat with Magneto's Theme, feel free to comment
pretty good

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Old 09-04-2011, 12:08 PM   #387
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I heard the "First Class" track played on ABC before a college football game yesterday.

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Old 10-13-2011, 07:42 AM   #388
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I just would like to say that the soundtrack was probably the best part about watching this movie.

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