Description: The official Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 Soundtrack by Tyler Bates.
Review: The one thing Tyler Bates has to do with this music score for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 was not be intimidated by the massively brilliant job he did of scoring the first film. That alone would have been a mammoth task, but somehow he has managed to pull it off.
As happened with the movies characters. The musical score for chapter two of Marvels wackiest film franchise has also matured.
Bates manages to build on the excitement we had in the first movie, but add more musical layers to the various themes and character beats that go on throughout the movie.
I saw the movie on Friday and the music was very effective at the various emotional beats that it had to convey and it did so without undermining the acting performances.
The feel and emotion is conveyed brilliantly in the track ‘Family History’, which pretty much plays throughout Starhawk’s initial meetings with his father Ego. The music has the right levels of sentiment and melancholy as well as darkness to not be beating you over the head.
In contrast we have the track ‘Ego’, which conveys the danger and the meglomaniacial tendencies of the character beautifully well. I love the use of choral parts towards the end of this track.
And getting back to more nice character beats. The track titled ‘Sisters’ does what is needed to sell us properly on Nebula and Gamora making up with each other after years of being made to fight one another.
Overall Tylor Bates covers all bases with this soundtrack by providing the overall score for the film, but with some wonderful musical motifs that provide some brilliant contexts to the various character moments that happen throughout the film.
Listening to this soundtrack in isolation is a pleasure and especially effective if you just close your eyes and imagine the images that the music goes with.
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