Thor: The Dark World Soundtrack
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The music has a lot of great action cues that will add to the fun of those sequences in the movie - fortunately, the music is also great to listen to on its own. There are also some tracks that skillfully use vocals, the most memorable of which is "Lockasenna" [Track 2]. I always enjoy the use of choral elements in soundtracks, and it feels very appropriate here given the larger-than-life nature of this story about gods and other worlds.
Overall, I think "Thor: The Dark World" is a great soundtrack that's surpasses the original "Thor" album - although both are definitely worth a listen. This is the second great score from Brian Tyler in 2013, and "The Dark World" is among the best scores for a Marvel Studios film to date.
The one other thing to mention is that this film is the first to feature just the Marvel Studios logo at the front (no Disney, Paramount, etc). As such, the logo has been expanded and Tyler was asked to create a full 30-second fanfare - this music is included on "The Dark World" album, and is likely to be heard at the beginning of every future Marvel Studios film.
 Thor: The Dark World
 As the Hammer Falls
1 - Thor: The Dark World (could possibly go at the end; not actually used in the movie intro, but heard during the DVD menus)
2 - Marvel Studios Fanfare
3 - Origins (the movie's cold open, "bury it deep", etc.)
4 - Lokasenna (Odin confronts Loki and sends him to the dungeon)
5 - Battle of Vanaheim
6 - Shadows of Loki (discussion after the battle)
7 - Sword and Council (Thor returning to Asgard and buttering up Odin - hm, I wonder if I could get a butter Odin for Eoster celebrations this year?)
missing cue here for Jane Foster and Darcy careening around London?
8 - Vortex (Jane Foster and Darcy explore the anomaly)
9 - Convergence? (Jane+Aether return)
10 - Journey to Asgard (Thor shows up and carries Jane off)
another missing cue in here somewhere for the Dark Elves prepping for their attack on Asgard
11 - Uprising
12 - A Universe from Nothing (storytime with Odin! And he's not Borr-ing, either!Read more ›
Thor (by Doyle)
- Feels deeper in terms of emotional engagement, which includes more feel of melancholy. This is key to building the back story and the relationships between Thor/his parents, Thor/Jane, and Thor/Loki.
- There are several high-tempo tracks that are perfect for action/battle scenes.
Thor: Dark World (by Tyler)
- Feels much darker overall, and much more powerful in terms of rhythm and faster in tempo. Again, fits the story and theme of the movie perfectly. There is a higher sense of urgency in most of the tracks, likely because there are more action sequences in this film.
- There are not as many slower tracks as the first one; not good or bad, just different. This makes sense as the the foundation was already established in the first film, and that this film is faster-paced by far.
All in all, this track definitely fits the intensity, tone, pace, and feel of the movie. I highly recommend for fans of the movie or motion picture soundtracks in general!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great theme song pulsates throughout the album on multiple tracks in slightly different variations. If you like the first track, you will enjoy the rest of the album. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Greg Schuckman
I love this Soundtrack just as much as the first. 'Lokaseena' is a beautiful and sad track all rolled in to one and I love 'Journey to Asgard!!'Published 2 months ago by Tina Currey
Wonderful score overall, I was very pleased to enjoy almost the whole album. Can't stop listening to track 7!!Published 4 months ago by QueenOakenshield
I have like Brian Tyler sense the Expendables and have found him to be a bright young composer who we can expect great things from in the future. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Film Score Geek
One of the best sounding Marvel soundtracks. Epic and beautiful!Published 12 months ago by Mitch Gorres
Soaring, wonderful score. Track 7, which plays during Frigga's funeral is perhaps my favorite piece of music from all the Marvel movies.Published 13 months ago by OldSchoolTVFan
If you are a fan of Brian Tyler's movie scores, or any of Marvel's other action packed soundtracks, then you will love this one! Almost every track has an epic feel to it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Greg jacobs