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Transformers: Age of Extinction (Steve Jablonsky)

Transformers: Age of Extinction Soundtrack Cover
Transformers: Age of Extinction Soundtrack Cover

Transformers: Age of Extinction Soundtrack by Steve Jablonsky (2014)

Get it:  If you want an action-packed and modern soundtrack that has good variety

Don’t get it:  If you want something more adventurous or drama-based rather than action

From La-La Land Records comes the latest soundtrack from the Transformers film franchise composed by Steve Jablonsky.  The opening track is like an awakening.  However, there isn’t much time to finish waking-up before the action starts.  As you would expect from a film in this series, there is plenty of pulsating action music in this OST.  Having said that, there is also more to it than just action.  There’s also inspiration/motivation.  Imagine Dragons added a nice touch throughout, especially in the track “Honor to the End.”

Jablonsky uses plenty of percussion and rapid, intense, and fluctuating strings.  There is also a good amount of electronic influence, although that’s called for with a Transformers film.  This soundtrack is pretty significant in length, but that isn’t a bad thing.  There’s a good use of variation here to keep the listener/viewer involved without getting bored with the themes and style. 

This is a perfect score for this film.  Pretending to start fresh with this series, pretty much any director would likely chose Jablonsky’s score because of how well it embodies the Transformers feel and spirit.  One of the highlights was, “Your Creators Want You Back,” which was a particularly interesting piece because it combines a few different elements that come out together well. 

Excellent job by Steve Jablonsky for creating a great action soundtrack that uses good variety and is a perfect fit for the film.  This is one of his better recent achievements.  Listen to the previews below and decide if you want to get it soon, because it is limited to 3000 releases:

Preview of “Punch Hold Slide Repeat”:

Preview of “Honor to the End”:

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