Giacchino loves to write themes for characters and aspects of a movie and he usually hands them to the listeners on a silver platter. Traditionally, he likes to create marvelous suites to include on the album, and with the track “One Suite Buzz” he has done it again for Lightyear. In this suite you can find marvelous versions of the movie’s three themes. The first theme is for Buzz Lightyear, and it sounds wonderfully heroic. The melody is very catchy and has the power to stay in your mind for a long time. The second theme is for the antagonist Zurg, who gets a villainous-sounding march, bringing me back to Giacchino’s music for Rogue One.The third theme is quite a contrast with the march as it is a beautifully emotional orchestral piece, and it is meant for Lightyear’s friend Hawthorne and her family.
The three themes are, as can be expected, wonderfully integrated into a brilliant score. The music is a bit more serious than in Giacchino’s other soundtracks for Pixar movies, but it fits the movie perfectly and even elevates its quality. It felt heroic, emotional or light-hearted at all the right moments. Giacchino has always been capable of writing fitting music for a movie, and he has done so again for Lightyear.
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