Saturday, February 5, 2011

Weekly Music Discovery (3)

Hello fellow music lovers! Time to share my WMD!

1. Lero Lero by Luisa Maita

During the beginning of the week, my Dad found one of his best friends on Facebook. They haven't talked to each other in quite some time and it turns out that he is currently living in Brazil. While they were chatting with each other, he sent my Dad a link to this video. My Dad has an eccentric taste in music (like myself). One of the main genre's that my Dad is quite fond of is Brazilian music (which is why his best friend sent him the link to this video). My Dad clicked on the link and started watching the video. I was walking by his computer at that moment but then I stopped as soon as the song began. I stayed watching the video with my Dad. 

Lero Lero is such a catchy and mellow song!

Although I don't necessarily understand the lyrics because they are in Portuguese, I do love the song! Another cool thing about this song, is that you can download it for free (and yes- it's legal!) on Last-FM!

2. Dreamcatcher by Blue Stone

I love music that has an ambient or meditative feel to it. Enya would have to be one of the top Artist's that many people know about within this genre. I'm really happy to have discovered Blue Stone because their music combines electronic with ambiance! Awesome mix of genre's if you ask me! 


With the sleep in your eyes, day break is in sight slowly
With hope in your heart, step from the ledge slowly
Souls collected like dreams, silently scream slowly
I've been to places never seen
But never crossed your mind until now
And I've seen the shadows on the ground
I catch your secrets lost but never found
You can always feel your way
Close your eyes and drift away
I will show you all through dreams
Grab your weary hearts and follow me
This could be the chance you walk right past slowly
Your fear, it lurks deep inside. Come find me slowly
This dream we will share. Drift off to sleep slowly
Take flight in your mind. Lifting you up slowly

3. When It Was Me by Paula DeAnda

Remember when I listed "Remember The Name" by Fort Minor as one of my WMD picks? And I talked about how the only song I knew from Fort Minor was "Where'd You Go?". Well, this is the same case with Paula DeAnda. The only song that I heard from her was "Walk Away" and I never got into the song, despite how popular it was at the time. Out of the blue, I found myself remembering the song and I decided to listen to it on Youtube and see if maybe I would like it now. It turned out I still didn't like the song BUT I did discover a song that I do like from her! And it's this one :)


She's got green eyes and she's 5'5"
Long brown hair all down her back
Cadilliac truck
So the hell what
What's so special about that
She used to model, she's done some acting
So she weighs buck of 5
So I guess she's alright if perfection is what you like

Ooh, ooh, and I'm not jealous, no I'm not
Ooh, ooh, I just want everything she's got
Ooh, ooh, you look at her so amazed
I remember way back when you used to look at me that way

Tell me what makes her so much better than me (so much better than me)
What makes her just everything that I can never be
What makes her your every dream and fantasy
Because I can't remember when it was me

And now you don't feel the same
I remember you would shiver everytime I said your name
You said nothing felt as good as when you gaze into my eyes
Now you don't care I'm alive
How did we let the fire die

Ooh, ooh, and I'm not jealous, no I'm not
Ooh, ooh, I just want everything she's got
Ooh, ooh, you look at her so amazed
I remember way back when you used to look at me that way

What makes her so much better than me (so much better than me)
What makes her just everything that I can never be
What makes her your every dream and fantasy
Because I can't remember when it was me

That made you smile
That made you laugh
Even if it makes you happier than you have ever been, oh me
That was your world (me)
Your kind of girl
Nothing about me has changed
That's why I'm here wondering

What makes her so much better than me (what makes her so much better than me)
What makes her just everything that I can never be
What makes her your every dream and fantasy
Because I can't remember when it was me

What makes her so much better than me (what makes her so much better than me)
What makes her just everything that I can never be
What makes her your every dream and fantasy
Because I can't remember when it was me

When it was me
When it was me
When it was me

Hope you guys like this week's WMD picks! :)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Weekly Music Discovery (2)

Hello Music Lovers! (Or regular followers!) Here is this weeks WMD! (Weekly Music Discovery- I think I might stick with this name for the meme!)

1. Teachin' Myself To Dream by Katy Rose

The first time that I heard of Katy Rose would have to be back in 2003. I recall reading an article about her in a teen magazine, featuring her unique genre of "Depressing Pop/ Indie". The firsr time that I did hear a song by her was in the film Mean Girls, in which her song "Overdrive" was featured in the soundtrack. I liked the song but for some reason, it never crossed my mind to look up more of her songs. For this discover, I definitely have to thank my friend Gaby who made a LONG list of song recommendations and listed the song "Teachin' Myself To Dream". She even specifically listed the song for me because she knows that I'm a Dreamer :)

When I listened to the song, I immediately liked it! The beat and lyrics are spot on! I'm glad Gabby listed the song in her playlist! ^_^

I throw myself into the rain, 
as we run down these old train tracks again, 
The moon is naked in the sky, 
so maybe you and I could fly, or pretend, 

As the stars fall from grace, 
and light your glowing face, 
I'm teachin' myself to dream, 
I'm holding my breath to scream, 
I'm teachin' myself to believe in the things I don't understand,
I don't even know if they're true, 
that's what dreamers do, 

Can't say what day it is or year, 
but thou shalt have no fear, 
for I know your name, 

You can't believe what I did, 
and maybe I'm just a kid, 
but then we're the same, 

I watch the hours throught the glass, 
and know the time will finally pass,

I'm teachin' myself to dream, 
I'm learning what love can be, 
I'm teaching myself to, 
believe in the things I don't understand, 
I don't even know if they're true, 
That's what dreamers do,

Stapled eyes can't open until waking, 
and all your lies will be your undertaking, 

I let mind dance and flow, 
we'll make magic and I'll know, 
as the lilacs slowly grow, 
all my dreams are true (repeat chorus)

2. Official Song For Delirium

About a week ago Harper Teen uploaded this video onto their official YouTube channel. When I saw this video in my sub box, I didn't want to listen to it yet because I was about to start reading my ARC of Delirium and I wanted to hear it after I was done with the book. 

I've just finished reading the book and I'm still a bit shaken from the ending. WOW. It's definitely going to be tough to write a review for this book because I have a lot of different thoughts running through my head at this moment.

As for this song, I actually like it! I'm curious as to why Harper Teen uploaded this and who is the singer/writer of the song! I happened to make a post about this song on The Heart of Dreams! So for those of you who've already seen the post, there's nothing wrong with giving this song another listen! ^_^

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Weekly Music Discovery

So, the other day while browsing through YouTube (I was taking a break from my math homework) I discovered a beautiful and amazing song! This discovery led me to the idea of doing a weekly post, where I share some of my musical discoveries from the past week. Being the music LOVER that I am, I tend to find some awesome songs or wonderful bands or Artists. I'm still thinking of a catchy name to this musical meme, so for now I'll leave it as "Weekly Music Discovery".

1. I See You by Mika

Have you ever heard a song for the fist time and found yourself falling in love with it, right then and there? Because that is EXACTLY what happened to me when I heard this incredible song! The way that I discovered this song was by checking out the videos in my sub box. One of my subscriptions uploaded a multi-fandom video using this song and I was simply left in awe. The first time that I heard a song from Mika was last year and  the song was Lollipop. Now, if you heard that song before, then I'm sure you would have been as shocked as I was when I listened to this song. It is COMPLETELY different from other songs by Mika, which are usually upbeat and catchy. This song is from a whole different level. It's emotional, raw, truthful, and beautiful!

God.. the lyrics give me goosebumps. They perfectly illustrate the tension and emotions that a person endures when they are falling in love with someone. Especially when those emotions are unknown and a fear develops within the heart because that person is so scared of letting the one they care so much about, know how they truly feel about them.

I'm sitting across from you
I'm dreaming of the things I'd do
I don't speak, you don't know me at all

For fear of what you might do
I say nothing
But stare at you
And I'm dreaming, I'm tripping over you

Truth be told, my problem's old
You mean the world to me but you'll never know
You could be cruel to me
Why go risking the way that I see you
That I see you, that I see you, that I see you, that I see you, that I see you"

Conversation's not me at all
I'm hesitating, only to fall
And I'm weighted, I'm hating everyone

Could it feel for me?
In any possible similarity
If it's so, how would I know?
You'll never know me at all...

But I see you ...
But I see u... (Choeurs)
I'm standing across from you
I've dreamt alone now the dreams won't do

(Partie instrumentale)

Truth be told, my problem's old
You mean the world to me, but you'll never know
You could be cruel to me
Why go risking the way that I see you

That I see you...

I'm standing across from you
I've dreamt alone now the dreams won't do

But i see you, but I see you, but I see you...

This song touched my heart so much that it even inspired me to create a video for one of my all time favorite couples: Go Mi Nam and Hyun Tae Kyung <3

Which if you don't know who they are... then all I have to say is that you HAVE to watch the Korean Drama You're Beautiful. It's wicked awesome! Although I have to admit, it does get a bit cheesy now and then  ^_^  but  It has EVERYTHING! Comedy, Tension, Romance, Anticipation!!!

I really believe that I See You is the perfect song to describe Go Mi Nam and Hyung Tae Kyung.

I don't know when I'll make this video, but it's definitely on my to do list! :)

2. Waves of Change by Samantha James

If you've ever watched a Michelle Phan tutorial, then you know that she was quite the chill-out and sophisticated (with a hint of lounge) musical taste. Some of the songs that she has used in  a few of her videos are by Samantha James. I decided to check out some of Samantha James songs on YouTube and I discovered this wonderful song!

I LOVE the ambient and laid-back feel of this song. It really reminds me of Oceanlab and the song I Remember by Kaskade.

We can dim the light of day 
watching colors drift away 
Fleeting like the sound of love 
reflecting light back to the sun 

Listen as the silence plays 

washing darkness from the shade 

Standing on the center stage 

building castles in the rain 

Be my strength 

Show me the way 

Come to life 

Come and feel the sun (come and feel the sun) 

Lift your hands, embrace 

Breaking waves of change 

Counting down to higher days 

Consciously we elevate 

Blowing all the dust away 

Speaking truth to those who wait 

Be my strength 

Show me the way 

Come to life 

Come and feel the sun (come and feel the sun) 

Lift your hands, embrace 

Breaking waves of change 

I can hear your calling 

from the distant plain 

'cause in this moment I feel love 

I can feel you falling 

miles from yesterday 

'cause in this moment we are loved 
nobody here is lonely 
Nobody here is lonely 

Come to life 

Come and feel the sun (come and feel the sun) 

Lift your hands, embrace 

Breaking waves of change

3. Remember The Name by Fort Minor

I've never heard any other song by Fort Minor except Where'd You Go, which I assume many other people who've heard of Fort Minor can agree. So when I heard this song, I was quite surprised. I LIKE IT! :)

I stumbled upon this song while checking out a few fanmade trailers for The Hunger Games (Which I have to say, I FINALLY BOUGHT MYSELF A COPY! So MANY of you book bloggers have been getting on my ass for not reading the series yet! In fact... well... I bought the trilogy in a box set! I figured if I'm going to read the first one, I should have the rest of the books in the series! I can not wait to start reading the books!)

You ready? Lets go!
Yeah, for those of you who want to know what we`re all about
It`s like this y`all (c`mon!)

This is ten percent luck,
Twenty percent skill,
Fifteen percent concentrated power of will,
Five percent pleasure,
Fifty percent pain,
And a hundred percent reason to remember the name!

He doesn`t need his name up in lights
He just wants to be heard whether it`s the beat or the mic
He feels so unlike everybody else, alone
In spite of the fact that some people still think that they know him
But fuck em`
He knows the code:
It`s not about the salary
It`s about reality and making some noise
Makin' a story
Makin sure his clique stays up
That means when he puts it down, Tak`s pickin it up!
(Let`s go!)

Who the hell is he anyway?
He never really talks much
Never concerned with status but still leavin them star struck
Humbled through opportunities given despite the fact
That many mis judge him because he makes a livin from writin raps
Put it together himself, now the picture connects
Never askin for someone`s help, and get some respect
He`s only focused on what he wrote, his will is beyond reach
And now when it all unfolds, the skill of an artist

This is twenty percent skill
Eighty percent fear
Be one hundred percent clear, 'cause Ryu is ill
Who would`ve thought that he`d be the one to set the west in flames
Then I heard him wreckin with The Crystal Method, "The Name Of The Game"
Came back dropped Megadef, took 'em to church
I like bleach man, Ryu had the stupidest verse
This dude is the truth, now everybody givin him guest spots
His stock`s through the roof I heard he fuckin with S-Dot!

It`s just ten percent luck,
Twenty percent skill,
Fiftteen percent concentrated power of will,
Five percent pleasure,
Fifty percent pain,
And a hundred perecnt reason to remember the name!

They call him Ryu he's sick
And he`s spittin' fire and Mike
Got him out the dryer he`s hot
Found him in Fort Minor with Tak
What a fuckin' nihilist porcupine
He`s a prick, he`s a cock
The type woman want to be with
And rappers hope he get shot
Eight years in the makin`
Patiently waitin to blow
Now the record with Shinoda`s takin over the globe
He`s got a partner in crime, his shit is equally dope
You wont believe the kind of shit that comes out of this kid`s throat

He`s not your everyday on the block
He knows how to work with what he's got
Makin his way to the top
He often gets a comment on his name
People keep askin him, was it given at birth,
Or does it stand for an acronym?
No. He`s livin' proof,
Got him rockin the booth
He`ll get you buzzin quicker than a shot of vodka with juice (juice)
Him and his crew are known around as one of the best
Dedicated to what they do n give a hundred percent!

Forget Mike
Nobody really knows how or why he works so hard
It seems like he`s never got time
Because he writes every note, and he writes every line
And I`ve seen him at work when that light goes on in his mind
It`s like a design is written in his head every time
Before he even touches a key or speaks in a rhyme
And those motherfuckers he runs with the kids that he signed?
Ridiculous, without even trying, how do they do it?!

This is ten percent luck,
Twenty percent skill,
Fifteen percent concentrated power of will,
Five percent pleasure,
Fifty percent pain,
And a hundred percent reason to remember the name!

This is ten percent luck,
Twenty percent skill,
Fifteen percent concentrated power of will,
Five percent pleasure,
Fifty percent pain,
And a hundred percent reason to remember the name!

[Outro - Mike]
Yeah! Fort Minor!
M. Shinoda, Styles of Beyond!
Ryu, Takbir!
Machine Shop!

So this wraps up this week's musical discoveries!

I hope you enjoy the music! :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

An Unexpected Absence

If you're reading this post, then I assume that you're wondering where I've been all this time. I never would have imagined that being away from my blog would cause certain changes in me. Their not bad changes... more like little realizations about myself. To start, I'm sure it would make sense to explain my absence from the blogosphere. During the Christmas vacation, there was a family emergency. My Uncle had to spend the holiday in the hospital. I don't want to get into too much details about what happened, after all my family life is private. I will say that Christmas wasn't exactly enjoyable but the New Year was certainly a welcoming fresh start for everyone.

I thank God that my Uncle managed to recover and that he is safe and secure at home now, taking time off from his job. It was because of this situation that I couldn't blog or do any of the plans that I had made during my 2 week vacation. Instead, I wanted to comfort my Aunt and help her around the house. The same with my grandma. Of course, Life is simply filled with the unexpected and sometimes we just need to make the best of things. It wasn't until a few days before I had to go back to college for the Spring Term, that I was able to log onto my various online accounts and catch up on what I missed.

I will say that I was rather shocked when I logged onto blogger and saw that I had lost 5 followers from The Heart of Dreams. I always wondered what my blogger friends meant when they talk about losing followers. I guess I can say that I finally know what they meant. It does shock and leave you a bit confused, but oh well. You just have to take it as a grain of salt and just move forward.

Although I couldn't blog during my absence, I have managed to read 4 books already! I am currently  working on a schedule for this week. I hope to post several reviews and get back to participating in my favorite memes, such as the Blog Hop! 

I do have quite a lot to say but I'd rather talk about these things in another post. I hope you keep a lookout for it! 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Review- Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 OST

**Before you read this, please note that I am not an expert in music or film scores, BUT I am a major fan of the genre. I really love and enjoy listening to original film scores very much. What I have written in this post is just my humble and honest opinion regarding the music of the Harry Potter films and their composers.**

After listening to the OST of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 for the past two weeks, I figured that I should do a review, being that I am a MAJOR fan of original movie scores. I haven't seen the movie yet (I was suppose to go and see it last Saturday but I ended up getting sick, so I have no clue when I'll see it) With what I listened to from the soundtrack, I honestly feel more excited about seeing the movie!

As a few of you might know, I absolutely LOVE John Williams. He is a MUSICAL GENIUS! Ever since I saw the original Star Wars trilogy when I was a little kid (The good old days of VHS!) I have been a fan of John Williams. His scores and compositions are really incredible. What I love about his music is how it brings the movie to life. 

When I first saw the teaser trailer for Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone 9 years ago, I was not only blown away with what I saw but with what I heard. Hedwig's Theme was playing throughout the trailer and I was in awe of the beautiful and magical theme. When I found out that John Williams was doing the music for the movie, I was just EXCITED! The man who created the spectacular music for Star Wars would be creating the music for the movie adaptation of the first book in my favorite series!

Needless to say, John Williams has created a whole new world with his scores for the first three Harry Potter films. What I love about his music, is that there are always central themes that he focuses on, as a way to give the movie it's unique sound. When it comes to the first three Harry Potter films, there are three special and different themes that capture the essence of each movie.

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone: Hedwigs Theme

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets: Fawkes The Phoenix

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban: A Window To The Past

When Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire was released, I was very sad that John Williams did not return to create the score. Instead, Patrick Doyle was chosen as composer for the film. His score wasn't bad, it was good but I honestly did miss John Williams. I still had hope that he would return to do Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix, but that and Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince were left to Nicholas Hooper, who I believed did an alright/good job with his scores. When I mean by this is that I really disliked his score for Order of The Phoenix (except for certain tracks) but he greatly improved with his score for Half Blood Prince (A good amount of tracks were Good).

When word got out that Nicholas Hooper would not return to compose Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pt. 1, I honestly felt a bit relieved! In my mind, this meant that there was a HIGH possibility that John Williams would return and give the movies that magical and amazing music that they have missed and deserve. My little bubble was soon popped when it was announced that Alexandre Desplat would be composing the score for the movie.

On the other hand, I didn't necessarily feel worried. Unlike Nicholas Hooper, Desplat has worked on many other films which gives him a lot of experience when it comes to composing for films rather them composing for television shows. Although my heart was set on John WIlliams, I felt that Desplat deserved a chance to show all of us Harry Potter fans what he could bring to the series.

After listening to his score for the past two weeks, I have come to the conclusion that he did a really GOOD job with the music. His score sounded really refreshing! Which to some extent, didn't necessarily feel like a Harry Potter score. But that's not really a bad thing though. Desplat really did come through for the series. I believe that the fact that he is a fan of the Harry Potter books made a difference with his work. In certain tracks you can FEEL the emotion within the music. I also have to say that I have a few disappointments with this soundtrack. Certain tracks did not appeal to me because of their sound and their length, and the lack of "Hedwig's Theme" made the soundtrack feel somewhat bare.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Official Soundtrack Music Video

Every time I watch this video I get even MORE excited about seeing the movie! The music works so well with the clips! The use of "Obliviate", "Sky Battle", and "At The Burrow" are blended in so well! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars 

Track List:

1. "Obliviate" – 3:01 The first time I listened to this track, I found myself closing my eyes and imagining the start of the movie. A black screen and the Warner Bros. logo fading in from the darkness. I knew right then and there that this was the core of the soundtrack- the central theme. A dark yet somewhat uplifting track that starts with an eerie silence that fades into a distant pounding of drums and then a swift of strings.   2:10-2:25 reminded me a bit of Dario Marianelli's score for V For Vendetta- Which is not a bad thing at all because V For Vendetta had an AMAZING score. I really loved that part of the track, it has a sense of hope and darkness combined together which is the tone of the story. 

2. "Snape to Malfoy Manor" – 1:58 I have mixed thoughts about this track. The first time I heard it, I wasn't too fond of it. At first it seemed as if it was  forced to sound dark which bothered me! I also couldn't make the connection with Snape traveling to Malfoy Manor to this track. When I read this part of the book, I never could have imagined a track like this playing in the background. It sounds like something that would belong to a Tim Burton film. In other words, I could definitely picture Danny Elfman composing a track like this. It has that feel, although that's not necessarily saying that Danny Elfman's work sounds forced. I just couldn't relate this with a Harry Potter film. The more I listened to the track though, the more it started to grow on me. My final thoughts consist of still being a bit bothered by the music BUT perhaps when I see the movie, the track will work with the visuals.

3. "Polyjuice Potion" – 3:32 This is another 50/50 track for me. I liked the beginning but as soon as the 2nd minute starts, it goes  a bit downhill. I felt almost mocked by the way "Hedwig's Theme" was randomly thrown into the track at the end. This made me mad because Alexandre stated that he would incorporate more of "Hedwig's Theme" into the soundtrack and I honestly feel that he failed to do that. I'm sure many other people are disappointed by this and not because they might be John Williams fans, but because the films have been lacking musical magic because of the brief uses of the theme. How can a film go without the use of it's theme? Especially Harry Potter? Now I know that many critics say that the films no longer need the theme because that theme represents Harry's innocence and his early journey in the Wizarding World. I on the other hand don't agree with this as a reason to not incorporate the theme with the films. It represents the story as a whole. That should be a good enough reason. 

    4. "Sky Battle" – 3:48 ACTION! MAGIC! ALERTNESS! Are a few words to describe this heart racing track! I love 1:43- 1:52! The rhythm of the strings with the brass instruments made it feel like something John Williams would have created for a Star Wars film. 

    5. "At the Burrow" – 2:35 Mysterious and Dark. I love the tone of this track very much!

    6. "Harry and Ginny" – 1:43 This might be the most beautiful piece in the entire soundtrack. I just HATE that it's so short! I wish it were longer. The echo of the piano notes and the softness of the strings combined together made such a beautiful piece. It not only fit the relationship of Harry and Ginny but it REALLY reminded me of how there relationship might have been in Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (Book) because they were an actual couple. The movie didn't portray it as that but in the book they became boyfriend and girlfriend after their first kiss. Their relationship was not only cut short but the time they spent together seemed beautiful. Just like this track. I found myself imagining their time together by the lake or on the grounds outside of Hogwarts, just like the way story briefly describes it.  

    7. "The Will" – 3:39 Enchanting, almost like a dark lullaby. Loved it.

    8. "Death Eaters" – 3:14 This track has the theme from Snape To Malfoy Manor blended in. The beginning has the same cello solo heard throughout the different tracks. 50/50 

    9. "Dobby" – 3:48 I think this is the first time that a mandolin is used in a Harry Potter soundtrack. Not the type of instrument that I could imagine being used but Desplat certainly pulled it off nicely! Well done!

    10. "Ministry of Magic" – 1:46 Definitely didn't like this the moment I heard it. It might grow on me but I doubt it. Stands out too much in this soundtrack. The same way I feel about Snape To Malfoy Manor.

    11. "Detonators" – 2:23 This has to be the most CATCHIEST song on the soundtrack (The first minute). I found myself humming the beginning of it a few times while cleaning my room (Or could it be the dust messing with my brain?) I liked it!

    12. "The Locket" – 1:52 EXTREMELY SHORT for my taste. In fact, I honestly don't have anything to really say about this because of the length.  

    13. "Fireplaces Escape" – 2:53 Another ACTION track! Makes me want to watch this part of the film already!!

    14. "Ron Leaves" – 2:35 Dark and sad. Reminds me of how Hermione must have felt at this part of the story.  Shocked and Heart broken. Well composed track. I love the sound of the strings in this track. 

    15. "The Exodus" – 1:37 The violin in the beginning is very eerie, which I love! Although this track  is short like The Locket, the tone and instruments used made this almost perfect! Builds up tension!

    16. "Godric's Hollow Graveyard" – 3:15 I cried listening to this. I honestly cried. Beautiful and Sad. It definitely represents the pain and hope that lies within Harry's heart. The dark tone at the end sends chills. 

    17. "Bathilda Bagshot" – 3:54 I wasn't so sure about this track in the beginning. I felt that the use of the pipe/flute gave it a cliche' Jungle/Amazon tone to the track because of Nagini. I wasn't sure if this would work in Deathly Hallows but the more I listened to it, the more I started to be intrigued.When I see the film, hopefully it works better along with the scene then a stand alone track. Unlike Snape To Malfoy Manor, the tone didn't feel forced at all and this actually sounded creepy and scary. 

    18. "Hermione's Parents" – 5:50 This is the longest track in the entire soundtrack and I think the length was perfect for this track. It evokes a nervous and sad feeling within which is how Hermione must have felt when she obliviates her parent's memory. It's a loss of innocence and a feeling of the unknown which the creepy vocals add a perfect effect to the track.

    19. "Destroying the Locket" – 1:10 Anticipation, enchantment and fear that ends with a flat out silence!  Wow!!

    20. "Ron's Speech" – 2:16 Nice mellow feel to it. Like taking a breath of fresh air in the early morning after a horrible night. I really want to hear Ron say his speech during this scene!

    21. "Lovegood" – 3:27 The rhythm of this track definitely fits the character of Xenophilus Lovegood in my opinion. A strange yet fun magical sound. A bit of spanish/oriental/jazz combo. 

    22. "The Deathly Hallows" – 3:17 Intriguing, very intriguing indeed! I like how Desplat incorporates his own theme onto many of the other tracks, especially on this one! 

    23. "Captured and Tortured" – 2:56 A loud pounding of drums that get's your heart pumping which then fades into brass and strings. Not something I would want to listen to more then once. 

    24. "Rescuing Hermione" – 1:50 Not much to talk about. Didn't like it. Another one like The Locket.

    25. "Farewell to Dobby" – 3:43 Wow... now if I cried listening to this.... I'm going to need to bring some kleenex with me to the theater... the title alone expresses the tragic tone within this track. It really expresses the emotion of how someone would feel when they realize that you have to say goodbye to someone. Confusion in the beginning that leads to sadness and pain.

    26. "The Elder Wand" – 1:36 Well this certainly left me dumbstruck. It certainly had a build up but it wasn't all that. I wish this could have been a bit more dramatic because this is where the film ends. Major cliffhanger!

    Favorite Tracks:

    Sky Battle
    At The Burrow
    Harry and Ginny
    The Will
    Godric's Hollow Graveyard
    Ron Leaves
    The Deathly Hallows
    Farewell to Dobby

    Tracks that I liked:

    Death Eaters
    Fireplaces Escape
    The Exodus
    Bathilda Bagshot
    Hermione's Parents
    Destroying The Locket
    Ron's Speech

    Tracks I wasn't too crazy about:

    Snape To Malfoy Manor
    Polyjuice Potion
    Ministry of Magic
    The Locket
    Captured and Tortured
    Rescuing Hermione
    The Elder Wand

    It has been confirmed that John Williams will not be coming back to the franchise to compose for Deathly Hallows Pt.2. I was EXTREMELY disappointed by this news. I even cried- and not my eyes out but I did cry quietly. I was really hoping he would come back. I will always miss him for not continuing to do the music but I know it wasn't because he didn't want to. His schedule is always hectic. On the other hand, Alexandre Desplat is going to compose the music. I'm actually really curious and eager to hear what he comes up with for the final Harry Potter film. I wish him the best while he composes! 

    If you're a fan of the Harry Potter Films and their scores then I would definitely recommend that you check out this soundtrack if you haven't or if you haven't seen the movie yet.