Top Scores 2009: Critic's Choice

This list is the final version and will not be updated. It is based on the following soundtrack review websites: Soundtrack Geek, Soundtrack Magazine, Scorenotes, Filmtracks, Movie Music UK, Scoretrack, BSONet, IGN Music, Cinemusic, Tracksounds, Movie Wave, MainTitles, Empire Online, BSO Spirit, Scoremagacine, Colonne Sonore,, Filmmusik 2000, KQEK, Muzyka Filmowa, Musiconfilm, ScoreCrave, Ifmagazine, FSM, Gordon And The Whale and Film Score Click Track.

Each score must have at least 3 reviews to be counted and this list doesn't include game scores since reviews are pretty much non-existent.

Rank Soundtrack Composer
1 Torchwood: Children of Earth Ben Foster
2 The Red Canvas James Patterson
3 Amelia Gabriel Yared
4 Agora Dario Marianelli
5 Lost Season 4 Michael Giacchino
6 The Stoning of Soraya M. John Debney
7 Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Bear McCreary
8 Avatar James Horner
9 Up Michael Giacchino
10 Caprica Bear McCreary
11 Hachiko: A Dog's Story Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
12 Pope Joan Marcel Barsotti
13 Mao's Last Dancer Christopher Gordon
14 Coraline Bruno Coulais
15 The Mutant Chronicles Richard Wells
16 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Mark Mothersbaugh
17 In The Electric Mist Marco Beltrami
18 The Lazarus Project Brian Tyler
19 The Secret of Moonacre Christian Henson
20 Public Enemies Elliot Goldenthal
21 Un Homme Et Son Chien Philippe Rombi
22 The Young Victoria Ilan Eshkeri
23 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Alexandre Desplat
24 The Informant Marvin Hamlisch
25 9 Deborah Lurie & Danny Elfman
26 Star Trek Michael Giacchino
27 Lesbian Vampire Killers Debbie Wiseman
28 Drag me to Hell Christopher Young
29 A Christmas Carol Alan Silvestri
30 Baaria Ennio Morricone
31 Trick 'R Treat Douglas Pipes
32 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs John Powell
33 Knowing Marco Beltrami
34 Dragonball: Evolution Brian Tyler
35 Astro Boy John Ottman
36 Coco Before Chanel Alexandre Desplat
37 The Uninvited Christopher Young
38 The Home of Dark Butterflies Panu Aaltio
39 Couples Retreat A.R. Rahman
40 Los Abrazos Rotos Alberto Iglesias
41 The Princess and the Frog Randy Newman
42 Moon Clint Mansell
43 Fantastic Mr. Fox Alexandre Desplat
44 Sherlock Holmes Hans Zimmer
45 True Blood Nathan Barr
46 District 9 Clinton Shorter
47 The Soloist Dario Marianelli
48 Green Lantern: First Flight Robert J. Kral
49 17 Again Rolfe Kent
50 Grey Gardens Rachel Portman
51 Le Herisson Gabriel Yared
52 Imago Mortis Zacarias M. de la Riva
53 Where The Wild Things Are Carter Burwell
54 The Time Traveler's Wife Mychael Danna
55 Streetfighter: The Legend of Chun-Li  Stephen Endelman
56 The Hills Run Red Frederik Wiedmann
57 Whiteout John Frizzell
58 Monsters Vs. Aliens Henry Jackman
59 Cheri Alexandre Desplat
60 The International Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek & Reinhold Heil
61 Crash The Series Mark Isham & Cindy O'Connor
62 Angels & Demons Hans Zimmer
63 Terminator Salvation Danny Elfman
64 Fast & Furious Brian Tyler
65 Race to Witch Mountain Trevor Rabin
66 Taking Woodstock Danny Elfman
67 Julie & Julia Alexandre Desplat
68 Crossing Over Mark Isham
69 The Final Destination Brian Tyler
70 Outlander Geoff Zanelli
71 Heroes Wendy & Lisa
72 Law Abiding Citizen Brian Tyler
73 Year One Theodore Shapiro
74 I Sell The Dead Jeff Grace
75 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Steve Jablonsky
76 Brothers Thomas Newman
77 Crank: High Voltage Mike Patton
78 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Rolfe Kent
79 G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra Alan Silvestri
80 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Alan Silvestri
81 The Devil's Tomb Bill Brown
82 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Nicholas Hooper
83 Land of the Lost Michael Giacchino
84 The Last House on the Left John Murphy
85 Orphan John Ottman
86 Duplicity James Newton Howard
87 A Perfect Getaway Boris Elkis
88 Surrogates Richard Marvin
89 A Serious Man Carter Burwell
90 The Informers Christopher Young
91 Aliens in the Attic John Debney
92 Watchmen Tyler Bates
93 2012 Harald Kloser & Thomas Wander
94 The Unborn Ramin Djawadi
95 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Harry Gregson-Williams
96 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Paul Haslinger
97 Halloween II Tyler Bates
98 Bright Star Mark Bradshaw
99 Gamer Robert Williamson & Geoff Zanelli
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