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The 20 Soundtracks That Defined The 1990s
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Terminator 2 – Brad Fiedel (1991)

 


Terminator 2
Composer: Brad Fiedel
Probably not one for a relaxing Saturday morning in, Brad Fiedel’s jarring, jolting, ‘We’re-all-going-to-die’-ing sonics are so utterly perfect for T2’s themes of tech-terror, they’ll probably make your MP3 player self-aware. The genius of Fiedel’s initial theme for The Terminator – turned in overnight and greeted with a gleeful “That’s it!” by James Cameron back in 1984 – is maintained, although the former Hall And Oates keyboardist augmented his synths with a broader orchestral score. It’s still terrifying stuff, like Holst’s Mars reworked by an angry T1000 with a degree from Juilliard, eerie when it needs to be and LOUDER THAN THE APOCALYPSE the rest of the time.

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21 Yes, but...
These aren't designed as 'Greatest-of' lists or even compendiums of the scores we love the most. Without being all highfaluting, the aim is to try to capture a moment in time - in movies and popular culture - and like them or not, The Bodyguard and Titanic soundtracks were HUGE. They sold more than 70m copies between them, dominated radio playlists and came attached to two huge hits. More

Posted by Phil de Semlyen on Monday May 13, 2013, 13:42

22 What a predictably boring selection for the 90's!
You left out some of the best soundtracks: Léon; The Straight Story; Se7en; The Thin Red Line; Grosse Pointe Blank; Cruel Intensions; Human Traffic; The Virgin Suicides; Kikujiro and instead you include Bodyguard and Titanic!? More

Posted by The_Ravenking on Monday May 13, 2013, 12:20

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