Blade Runner 2049
One of the best soundtracks in recent memory. I remember being wowed at the theater just listening to the soundtrack and coupled with the visuals, MY OH MY. By itself, the soundtrack reminds me of the many epic moments of 2049, this helped it become one of the best films of the year, if not the best. Hans Zimmer did it again with some help from Benjamin Wallfisch this time, WOW!
Nice integration of themes
This soundtrack does a great job of integrating the musical themes found in the original movie’s soundtrack by Vangelis with modern sounds and additional vintage tracks. The original included a vintage track, and it’s nice to see it handled in the same way here. The new themes and sounds work very well for a movie that is set 30 years after the original (and was released 35 years after the original). Instead of an entirely new sound, completely out of step with the older model, we get a nice incorporation of old and new that expresses the distance in time without jarring. Bravo, Zimmer and Co.!
One of the Best
Just flat out incredible!!!
Fit the movie increbily well!!
Honestly thought it fit the movie so well! Sure its somewhat different that the original but it fit the tone of the movie perfectly.
Finally a soundtrack that makes the movie work
Movie was super awesome sound track in theatres even better you could watch this movie without dialogue and just listen to the sounds and it would still be epic.
Individual Purchases Not Available
I like the music, though it’s not as distinct as the original. My real grip is that the individual music I purchased, even after I decided to buy the whole album, is unavailable to me. Why is that Apple?
This sounds like an ad for Native Instruments and Heavyocity plugins.....BORING. The producer they kicked off the film had a much better score written..
Best part of the movie...the music.
By THX 8671
It's phenomenal! My only complaint is that it's all over the place. No attempt to match the tracks to the films progression. Otherwise it's everything I'd hoped it'd be. And I didn't have to wait 12yrs to have it. Purchased it within ten minutes of returning home after seeing the film.
"Sea Wall" , which plays out during the final confrontation, is so masterfully crafted and raises the tension of what's otherwise a pretty standard showdown. Buy it, if only that track alone.
why is this not Itunes mastered?
there is absolutley no reason why any artist (especially a score/soundtrack artist) to release anything on itunes and not have it mastered for itunes from the start.. other than that I like this, its true to the roots of the OG Blade Runner.
Not worth the ordeal
This is just not a good soundtrack. It lacks any reasonable sense of musicality. There is no sense of meaning to the amporphous sonic scapes. The inclusion of songs only emphaiszes the meaninglessness of the "music". Presley and Sinatra demonstrate the power of music. "Almost Human" is derivative, poorly performed and ridiculously dated. What is sad about this soundtrack is that it fails to match the visuals in artistry. Why not have a stronger more trained voice singing the song? Why not have discernible melodies instead of needless punctuated sound blobs that resemble slammed doors rather than actual instrumentation? Why not spring a few extra piano notes to demonstrate some sense of focus and purpose? Why bother titling the pieces, there is no differentiation in tone or mood? Why not hire an actual person talented at soundscapes? Lustmord would have been perfect for this soundtrack, and he had least would have brought an artistry that this sorely lacks. I wouldn't recommend this soundtrack at all, in fact, I feel like a fool for buying it.