Things I Like: Scores

(If this is your first time here I’d like to direct you to this page first so you can see where I’m coming from.)

I’m not a music critic.  I don’t know how to describe how “scouring and elegiac” a song is (I took that from a Rolling Stone review of a Springsteen album).  I don’t know how to describe how sonic the fills are in a song or if a song even is sonic in its fills.  I just like music and I’ll certainly never be accused of having a keen or critical ear.

I often listen to music when I’m at work but I’m easily distracted so sometimes lyrics can be a problem.  It works out that one of my favorite parts of movies, TV shows and video games is the music that plays in the background, hence my love of scores and soundtracks.  I hesitantly throw the term “soundtracks” in there since that can mean a couple different things.  What I don’t mean is the “music from and inspired by” kind of soundtrack where a collection of seemingly random artists and songs are slapped together onto one CD along with a couple songs that play during the end credits of the piece of media it’s the soundtrack to.  What I do mean is the instrumental and often orchestral pieces that score the scenes of the movie, show or game I happen to like.  Feel free to play whatever videos I embed as you read.   Also, I will be speaking very freely about plot points so if you see anything you don’t want spoiled, read with care. Continue reading