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Empire's Soundtracks That Defined A Decade Spotify Playlists
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The following Spotify playlists take just one track from every single album listed in our Soundtracks That Defined A Decade feature and puts them in harmonious order for your aural pleasure. We start with the 1960s below, but be sure to check out the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s playlists by clicking right afterwards - and then why not have a listen to this Quentin Tarantino-flavoured number too?

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1 RE: The 2000's belonged to Hans Zimmer
Well you see the problem with your comment is that it is your opinion, that doesn't make it fact. 'You know I'm right' doesn't make your opinion fact either. I agree that Hans Zimmer made some awesome soundtracks but so did James Horner and Howard Shore (to name a couple). It's hard to pick a list that will please everybody (in fact it's impossible) and while I enjoy this list, I could pick an alternative list that would look almost completely different from this one. More

Posted by Hugh_Fran on Tuesday June 4, 2013, 17:01

2 Hans Zimmer Gladiator Soundtrack.
I absolutely loved this feature&i know he is down afew times&the Dark Knight soundtracks have to make an appearance. However Hans Zimmer's Gladiator soundtrack simply cannot be excluded from any list which claims the best soundtracks of all time. Its quite simply a magical soundtrack to an amazing movie which also managed to capture the spirit&feel of the Roman world. I think the movie along with the soundtrack had a big impact on movie history&it got the noughties off to a cracking start, so to exclude it is nothing short of blasphemy. More

Posted by fuzzy1659 on Sunday June 2, 2013, 16:53

3 RE: The 2000's belonged to Hans Zimmer
L: AaronM0696 Although I agree with nearly all of the nominations for defining soundtracks, I believe you have missed out on the fact while many of these distinguished composers belong in this list, Hans Zimmer should have more than one track done here. He was probably, at least in my opinion the most influential composer of the 2000's. To only have one track on this list disappoints me, his work on Inception, Gladiator, Of The Caribbean Hawk Down and The Dark Knight Trilogy, is but to name a few of Mr. Zimmer's impressive résumé. Bare in mind one track off The Dark Knight Soundtrack is on the list, still doesn't do justice to Hans and his epic work throughout the 2000's. My opinion, but come on you guys, you know I'm right. immer didn't do Pirates of the Caribbean, although that's an easy mistake to make as the score was a note-by-note retread of The Rock and Gladiator. More

Posted by directorscut on Sunday June 2, 2013, 16:28

4 The 2000's belonged to Hans Zimmer
Although I agree with nearly all of the nominations for defining soundtracks, I believe you have missed out on the fact while many of these distinguished composers belong in this list, Hans Zimmer should have more than one track done here. He was probably, at least in my opinion the most influential composer of the 2000's. To only have one track on this list disappoints me, his work on Inception, Gladiator, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Black Hawk Down and The Dark Knight Trilogy, is but to name a few of Mr. Zimmer's impressive résumé. Bare in mind one track off The Dark Knight Soundtrack is on the list, still doesn't do justice to Hans and his epic work throughout the 2000's. My opinion, but come on you guys, you know I'm right. More

Posted by AaronM0696 on Saturday June 1, 2013, 14:38

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