Soundtrack Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

61n3C87jK4L._SL500_AA300_ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Composer: Howard Shore
Running Time: 1 hr. 48 min.
Released: 2012
Opinon Stars: ★★★★★

Howard Shore has done it again, folks. Did we ever really fear that he wouldn’t? Bilbo’s journey might be unexpected, but the magnificence of this score is not. Shore’s work for The Lord of the Rings trilogy garnered him three Oscar nominations and two wins, and I’ll be shocked if The Hobbit doesn’t get him a third. The music of Middle Earth lives on, and I must say, it’s wonderful to hear it again. 2012 has been an outstanding year for film scores, but this one stands head-and-shoulders above them all.

Standout Tracks:
– My Dear Frodo
– Misty Mountains (feat. The Dwarf Cast & Richard Armitage)
– The Adventure Begins
– An Ancient Enemy
– Warg-Scouts
– A Thunder Battle
– Out of the Frying Pan
A Good Omen

The score also features Neil Finn’s Song of the Lonely Mountain. There are no words to describe the pure and utter awesomeness of it.

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