The Soundtrack Geek Index Is Live!

Soundtrack Geek Index

So the highly anticipated Soundtrack Geek Index is finally here. It is a very rough alpha version but it’s up and running. I decided to start with one index, film scores. At first, I thought a Top 100 list would do, but there are so many great scores outside of top 100 so in the end I decided for a Top 300.

All the scores on the list are obviously based on my personal opinion and no one else has had a say in the list or even seen it. The complete Soundtrack Geek Index currently has 1626 scores which include TV, Video Game, Compilations and Trailer albums. I plan to add a Video Game and TV index very shortly, however those lists will probably only be a Top 100 because I simply haven’t rated that many TV and Video Game scores yet.

I am very proud of my current top 300 and you’ll find that there are a lot of mainstream hits missing from the list. This list has been built over a few years and I stand by it. The list is always changing and I hope to update it every 3 months or so.

I think this is the start of something great and I hope it inspires all of you to make your own personal index with scores and rating and hopefully you’ll share your findings with us. If you can’t find a score on the list, please ask about it and I’ll tell you where it is in the full index and if it’s not there yet, it means I haven’t rated it yet. I do take requests ;).

The list is very easy to use and you can sort it by rank, soundtrack, composer, year and Geek Score. There’s also a little filter box on top of it, slightly to the right where you can filter scores by anything. For example if you are interested to see if I have any John Williams scores there, just type in John Williams and they will all appear.

Well, here goes… I am proud to present Soundtrack Geek Index for film scores and you can find it here: Soundtrack Geek Index Top 300 Film Scores.

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  • hans castorp

    so…no “thin red line”? :) i searched for this and last samurai first, because they are currently my top 2 in the index

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      Not a fan. It currently comes in at nr. 1011 in the overall list (including game, TV, trailer, compilations) and got a Geek Score of 70.

  • hans castorp

    so, no “thin red line”? :) i searcged for this and last samurai first, because they are my current top 2 in the index, very close to 100

    also. REALLY excited to see someone else appreciate blood sport as much as i do

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      Answered you on Thin Red Line already, but yeah… Blood Sport is awesome. A wonderful cheesy 80s synth score.

      • hans castorp

        ok, three more favorites of mine i’m curious about : the departed, great expectations (surprised to see quite a few doyle scores in the top 300, and not see that) and miami vice

        • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

          I am assuming you mean the 2006 Miami Vice film scored by John Murphy because it’s only film scores on this list. The TV list will be published soon and I can guarantee you that the 80s show will be on there :)

          As for The Departed and Great Expectations, those I haven’t rated yet, but I will soon and I’ll let you know what they end up at.

          • hans castorp

            yes, the john murphy score :)

          • hans castorp

            tv index will be interesting to. for me, morricone’s la piovra score will never be topped :)

          • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

            la piovra? Thanks for the tip! A score I haven’t heard before. I do have a TV score that will probably never be topped though, but you never know

          • hans castorp

            oh definitely check it out. hope you find it though, it’s kind of hard to track, i managed to get my 2cd version of ebay. and then i searched the net and got every single cue, sfx or now, that i could find :)

          • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

            I actually have those (the original releases, not the expanded ones), but then again I have literally thousands of scores that I haven’t listened to or rated yet. This list will be massive. One list to rule them all ;)

          • hans castorp

            so, did we just start the fellowship of the index? :)

          • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

            I’m working on the movie rights now, unfortunately The Tolkien Estate will sue me for playing with such references ;).

            By the way, I’d love to see your index when you feel ready to share it. Lists are fun!

          • hans castorp

            yes they are :) my index is still young, but i will share when i’l have 100 or 150 scores in it!

          • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

            Awesome! Looking forward to it.

        • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

          I listened to both The Departed and Great Expectations yesterday and rated them both and now they are in my full index.

          The Departed: Geek Score of 75.7 which means it is currently in 730th place in my overall index.

          Great Expectations: Geek Score of 70.5 (Number 1016 in the overall index)

  • http://twitter.com/RazorCedge Chris E

    Well done, must have taken a while. I’m surprised that W.E. isn’t featured in the top 100.

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      Glad I could surprise you! W.E. is at number 406 with a Geek Score of 81.8.

      • http://twitter.com/RazorCedge Chris E

        You just need to include hyperlinks now if available to the soundtrack’s review within the index :).

        • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

          On my todo list :)

          • http://twitter.com/RazorCedge Chris E

            One question, is Alfie even a soundtrack?

          • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

            It sure is! Released by Impulse in 1997-

  • http://profiles.google.com/flamingpenguin2 Stephen Noell

    Impressive list…I have to say, I am rather surprised that Elizabeth: the Golden Age and Incredible Hulk aren’t on there (among others). There are quite a few scores in there I’ve never heard of, so I have some research to do :)

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      Elizabeth: The Golden Age is at nr. 759 currently with a Geek Score of 75 while Incredible Hulk is at nr. 652 with a Geek Score of 77.3.

      Hope you find some good ones in there!

      • http://profiles.google.com/flamingpenguin2 Stephen Noell

        Hmmm…I see. And can I ask why Alfie is in the number one spot?

        • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

          Because all the 6 tracks on the CD scored a perfect 100.

  • tpzajac

    I’m still waiting for my two top favorite scores (or close to it) to be rated…”The Rock” by Hans Zimmer and “The Time Machine” by Klaus Badelt.

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      It’s already on the list and rated simply because they are awesome :) The Rock is number 36 with a Geek Score of 92.5 and The Time Machine is at number 82 with a Geek Score of 89.3.

  • tpzajac

    and “Iron Will” by Joel McNeely

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      I haven’t heard that one, but I’ll let you know as soon as I have :)

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      I heard Iron Will today and it’s brilliant. Thanks for the tip! As of right now I think it would be on 33rd place. It will of course be included with the next update.

  • https://twitter.com/dnwilliams dnwilliams

    No ‘The Fountain’ or ‘Moon’ or ‘The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford’?!

    /end obligatory ‘where are they?’ post

    Nice to see Batman Begins and Tron:Legacy make the cut. I think JNH’s score for LAdy In The Water is better than quite a few of his scores that made it, but it’s great to see him appear so much!

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      Sad to say I haven’t rated those scores yet, but I plan to :)

  • tpzajac

    Hey, I’m curious on what you think of the score for the movie “Imaginaerum”. It’s a film written by the symphonic metal band “Nightwish” and soundtrack was taken from their latest album and transposed completely into orchestration and made to fit the movie.

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      It’s pretty good! On the current Soundtrack Geek Index it’s at 196th place with a Geek Score of 85.