Review Summary: Thom Yorke walked into a bar. He got so pissed he sold the Radiohead label to an oil franchise and began a new life as A7X's hairdresser.
Harry Potter was massive. Everyone, from adults to children, were in on the craze. In these days we see these things come and go - Justin Bieber, One Direction, Twilight, The Hunger Games - yet inevitably, they all
dily decline back to wher
e they came from. Yet the undying love for the Harry Potter s
eries has become eternal.
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eer detail layered between both mediums outweighs anything that can be produced musically, no matter how 'deep and life-changing' it is. For the Harry Potter faithful, those that lived and breathed the series by J.K.Rowling, know the movies lost themselves about halfway through, abandoning much of the atmosphere and underlying themes adopted by the novel, instead choosing to focus more on petty things, like relationships and humour. Yet Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is one of the few that remained loyal to the book. Watching the movie in this day and age represents how far we've come. Comparing the kids there to what they are today is something out of the ordinary. Although Emma Watson wasn't hot in this film, the power and nostalgia propelling the film, and subsequently the soundtrack, is one that can tear open your brain and shove emotion and memory to the forefront of your thoughts. Every single track on the album is so thought-provoking it hurts. 'Where did all the years go?' 'What happened to the days where I read Harry Potter in order, and then read it backwards? Where everything was peaceful, and all that mattered was Harry and the gang?' This is the soundtrack to our childhood. The level of something else in this soundtrack, embedded within it's soul, which triggers strange emotions in us, is beyond belief. Remember the cheeky yet dramatic 'Mr. Longbottom Flies?' The fast beat tempo, which then transits into one of Harry Potter's most recognizable orchestral riffs. Or of course 'Leaving Hogwarts,' perhaps the most nostalgic, feeling-fuelled song of the lot? There is no debate, the soundtrack is magical. Some may find it ironic that the 'magical' soundtrack is one that accompanies a story about wizards and witches.
I don't see the irony.