What You Will Hear: New John Williams theme! Everything you've come to expect from John Powell, with inventive sprinklings of original Star Wars themes and instrumentation.
Standout Tracks: Welcome to the HoF! Every track is worth your time. Seriously, try to pick a favorite – I dare you.
Will You Be Humming Along? Williams’ new theme for Han is fun, but it is Powell's use of the material that shines. His secondary themes are standouts, as well. (Updates coming after I see the movie...) Of particular note, the (I believe) baddie theme make stellar use of African choir, and the Love Theme is lavish and sweeping in every statement.
The album this makes me want to dust off: Rogue One – Michael Giacchino
As I’m Listening, I’m Thinking:
Will I Come Back To It? Have you ever thought, “My goodness, I love the How To Train Your Dragon scores. Wouldn’t it be cool if somehow Powell included some Star Wars music for no reason?” Well, the reason has arrived. Solo is an amazingly fun and well-crafted experienced. One of the best of the year.