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    Rank The Score Albums

    Now that Trent and Atticus have a few scores under their belts, I thought it was high time that we started ranking the score albums. Keep in mind that I'm not including Trent and Atticus' solo work here, especially since Atticus has done more solo score work than Trent.

    Anyway, my ranking so far:

    Gone Girl
    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    Before The Flood
    The Social Network
    Patriots Day

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    So far....

    1. Gone Girl
    2. The Social Network
    3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    4. Quake

    I haven't had the chance to listen to Before the Flood and Patriots Day in their entirety at this moment.

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    FINALLY listened to patriots day this morning...so here's my ranking (also, the top two change depending on my mood)

    TGWTDT
    Gone Girl
    Before The Flood
    The Social Network (while it's still great, i don't find myself going back to it on a weekly basis like the other three above...also, docked points for reusing Ghosts material )
    Patriots Day (the last few songs on this are incredible but the first half was just "fine"...but i've also only listened to it once, so far)

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    i'm sorry.

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    The Social Network
    Patriots Day
    Gone Girl
    TGWTDT (too long)
    Before The Flood

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    1- The Social Network
    2- Gone Girl
    3- Before The Flood
    4- Patriot's Day
    5- TGWTDT

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    Sad statto that I am, I've attributed 5 points to 1st, 4 to 2nd etc, to come up with a ranking, based on average score for number of votes cast (as not everyone's heard all the albums). Ignoring Quake, not a film score, ranking is thus:-

    1 - GG
    2 - TSN
    3 - TGWTDT
    4 - BTF
    5 - PD

    I'll update if we get 5 more votes...!

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    1. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    2. Social Network
    3. Gone Girl
    4. Before the Flood
    5. Patriots Day

    Although I don't think I've spent enough time with the last two. It took me a while to digest GWTDT for it to be my favourite
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbie solo View Post
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    i'm sorry.
    So would this be 2 ?


    I'm kidding after reading your posts in NIN Random Thoughts.

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    Back to the thread, I couldn't help myself with Bobbie Solo

    1) The Social Network
    2) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    3) Patriots Day
    4) Gone Girl
    5) Before The Flood

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    But... I love them all equally and for different reasons... I've never in my life understood "ranking" things...

    EDIT: Also, it saddens me to see Before the Flood so low on lists so far. It's really fucking good! That TR/AR/Gustavo Santaolalla/Mogwai combo makes me feel tingly in my cockals...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    Now that Trent and Atticus have a few scores under their belts, I thought it was high time that we started ranking the score albums. Keep in mind that I'm not including Trent and Atticus' solo work here, especially since Atticus has done more solo score work than Trent.

    Anyway, my ranking so far:

    Gone Girl
    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    Before The Flood
    The Social Network
    Patriots Day
    Updated to include "The Vietnam War".

    Gone Girl
    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    Before The Flood
    The Social Network
    The Vietnam War
    Patriots Day

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    1. The Social Network -- The OG. I don't think any other score has had the same level of substance as here (#2 comes close), and so much of it feels more fleshed out and layered than their later works.
    2. Before the Flood -- Even if not fully TR/AR, I utterly adore this album. If only it would ever come out on CD!!
    3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- May be nearly forty tracks but nearly all are great, the moody, brooding atmosphere is wonderful, and it has some intensely beautiful songs on it. I think it transports you to the film (or, specifically, to a winter wasteland) perhaps better than any of the other scores.

    4/5. The Vietnam War/Patriots Day -- Maybe it's just because they were released near each other, but these two sound basically the same to me in terms of sound, the only real difference being that the Vietnam War has some real bangers added into the mix. All of the more quiet songs seem interchangeable. I definitely like both of these, to be fair, and there's some songs that really stand out to me in particular, but they don't come near the level of the top three for me.



    6. Gone Girl -- This is really people's favorite?? It's the only one I hardly ever listen to. I know it's kind of what they were going for but it just feels too... plasticky, contrived, or something, and none of it stands out at all. But hey, to each their own!

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    Gone Girl, much like the film, has a lot going on under the surface. The ticking clock mentality of "The Way He Looks At Me", the Mike Garson piano in "Just Like You", the sledgehammer effect of "Consummation". The fact that it was their third collaboration with Fincher also means that the three had finally found a rhythm with each other, which is evident by how well the score compliments the film. That's not to say that their other two Fincher scores don't compliment their respective films, but to me, "Gone Girl" is the best fit overall, which is why I place it above "The Social Network" and "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo".

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