on 24 April 2014
The soundtrack to Pacific Rim would actually be worth buying just for the addictive, epic, over-the-top rock/orchestral main theme (I must have listened to it a few dozen times... a day since buying the OST) that suits Guillermo del Toro's vision of a fun adventure about uncomplicated heroism perfectly.
What's better is that the rest of the soundtrack is well worth listening to as well. It isn't all bombastic, heavy duty action themes (though they are definitely present and very, very enjoyable) - for example, Cancelling the Apocalypse starts slowly and quietly and builds into a soaring, inspirational anthem while Mako is a quiet, beautifuly and slightly mournful theme and Call Me Newt is a fun, intriguing track that suits the character of Dr Newton Geiszler perfectly.
I've listened to this album several times since getting it and I think it's already a strong favourite. If you liked Ramin Djawadi's Iron Man OST you'll more than likely love this album. Honestly, the only track I don't care for is the very last one, Drift, but the other twenty-five tracks are definitely worth it.
There's a nice mix of intensity and melody in the "Pacific Rim" score. The guitar is used quite frequently, something I love in movie scores because it is somewhat uncommon. The first few tracks on the album capture your interest immediately and place you in that world, and then fortunately the rest of the album continues to provide a quality music experience.
I have become a fan of composer Ramin Djawadi over the last few years, I particularly enjoy his work on "Game of Thrones". He has become very good at infusing epic action movies with emotion and heart. I think he was the right person to score "Pacific Rim". In some ways, this score reminds me of Djawadi's work on the first "Iron Man" film - and that's a good thing.
I'm very excited to see the movie, especially after hearing this score (which I think will work well based on the imagery I've seen from the movie). This soundtrack is worth a purchase, and its definitely something that you could listen to multiple times.
 Pacific Rim
 Gipsy Danger
 Canceling the Apocalypse
on 15 August 2013
During the film, the score is certainly noticeable throughout, and when I walked out of the cinema, the music was ringing through my head. It's a fabulous, stylish, sexy soundtrack, though you probably already knew that because you've presumably watched the film.
I don't usually buy a film's soundtrack straight after watching it, but I had to this time. This also has a great album cover, which is why I'd recommend it here over buying on iTunes.