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QUICK-CLICK REVIEWS (Vol. 25)

Apocalypse World War II
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Music from the Batman Trilogy
The Possession

FULL  SOUNDTRACK REVIEWS

Snowpiercer
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Captain America:  The Winter Soldier
Rio 2

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Total Reviews = 757

Full Reviews = 642

Quick Clicks = 63

Flashnotes = 52

 

Review Staff:

Williams Bard
Richard Buxton

Vince Chang
Christopher Coleman
Marius Masalar
Thomas Midena
Matthew Peterson
Helen San
Steven Sharratt
Cap Stewart
Steve Townlsey

 

 

 

 

Soundtrack Reviews

Audio Reviews

Audio versions of select soundtrack reviews by the Tracksounds Review Staff.  You can also follow our audio reviews on SoundCloud.
 

General Soundtracks

Reviews of mainstream releases of feature or independent films.  Releases from major and smaller record labels such as Sony Classical, Varese Sarabande, Decca Records, Milan or Lakeshore Records.  iTunes releases would also qualify.  Such releases considered "general" would be:

  • Gladiator by Hans Zimmer

  • Braveheart by James Horner

     

Television and Game Soundtracks

Reviews of mainstream soundtrack releases from television shows or mini-series or special events or from a video game such as:

  • The Incredible Hulk by Joe Harnell

  • Jesus: The Epic Mini Series

  • Medal of Honor by Michael Giacchino

     

Special Releases and Compilations

Reviews of limited editions, collector's editions, promos or compilation releases:

  • From Face/Off to Shrek: The Music of John Powell

  • Epics by Erich Kunzel

     

Quick-Click Reviews

Formerly known as "First Impressions", Quick-Click Reviews are concise soundtrack reviews which focus on bottom line recommendation and overall musical impression. 

  • The 10th Kingdom by Anne Dudley

  • 61* by Marc Shaiman

 

Tracksounds Soundtrack Review

Tracksounds Rating system with Visual Heat

Rating System

Each review takes into consideration several dynamics. Common to all reviews are three categories: CD Length, Track Order and Performance. Most reviews will have additional categories rated such as: Music Selection, Composition, and Originality.

Example:

Rating: 6/10


Track ratings:

Each track is also rated based on the 5-star system.  Now with VISUAL HEAT, you can tell at a glance just how "hot" or how "not hot" any reviewed soundtrack is based on the color code assigned to each star rating:

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****
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