Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Soundtrack
I know that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has been out in theaters for some time, but I have only now got around to reviewing the film's soundtrack -- though I have been listening to it since the day of the film's theatrical release.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Soundtrack Review
Like all of the Potter soundtracks, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is good, but doesn't contain any themes that are too memorable; save except the franchise's main theme. Don't get me wrong, the score was a huge step up from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and does feature at least a few tracks that I don't mind playing over and over while I sit here and write.
A couple tracks that shine above the rest include:
Professor Umbridge: A nice way of mixing things up with a theme that sounds oh so opposite of the character. Dumbledore's Army: The beginning of a great section on the CD. Nice use of strings. The Hall of Prophecies: Great piece. A lot of emotional draw here. Like the last track, great use of strings. Possession: Another track that shows a lot of emotion. Room of Requirements: Similar to 'Umbridge', the track stands out as one of the most different and a great conclusion to the three before it.
The tracks listed represent the girth of what I listen to from the soundtrack.
Order of the Phoenix, though one of my favorite films in the franchise, is the third best soundtrack behind Sorcerer's Stone and Prisoner of Azkaban. Sorcerer's Stone has to come in as number one since it not only established the themes of the film, but had a track that sounded a whole bunch like Holtz's Mars from The Planets -- which I appreciate.
The soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is out now.