Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon
Steve Jablonsky’s sonics and recordings for Transformers Dark of the Moon (2011) (and similarly, Battleship, which came out the year after) are some of the best I’ve ever heard in any film score. In this clip from the soundtrack opener “Dark Side of the Moon,” I love everything going on here from a sonic standpoint - the sounds surround you, they explode out of the speakers, and there’s incredible depth. What’s interesting is that I personally think the songwriting for Transformers 3 is weaker than Transformers 1 and 2. Those two didn’t sound as polished and pristine, but they had more heart imo. But I find myself oftentimes listening to Dark of the Moon because it simply SOUNDS really dang good.
Recorded and Mixed by Alan Meyerson alongside a team of the best-of-the-best in the business. And Steve Jablonsky is simply a master of blending modern synth stuff with orchestral.
Do you have a favorite-sounding Transformers song or score?
“Dark Side of the Moon” Copyright Steve Jablonsky, Paramount Pictures 2011