Top Scores 2011: Critic's Choice

This list will be updated every month and is based on the following soundtrack review websites: Soundtrack Geek, Soundtrack Magazine, Scorenotes, Filmtracks, Movie Music UK, Scoretrack, Tracksounds, Movie Wave, MainTitles, Empire Online, BSO Spirit, Colonne Sonore, Soundtracks.pl, FSM, Gordon And The Whale, Examiner, Filmmusic.pl, Film Score Click Track, Movie Cues, Music Muse and Film, Music & Media.

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. This is the final edition of 2011, no additions will be made.

LAST UPDATED: January 16 2012

RANK SOUNDTRACK COMPOSER STATUS SGRATING
1 La Ligne Droite Patrick Doyle
2 The Greatest Miracle Mark McKenzie 9
3 Priest Christopher Young 10
4 War Horse John Williams NEW 10
5 Soul Surfer Marco Beltrami 10
6 My Week With Marilyn Conrad Pope NEW
7 The Artist Ludovic Bource NEW
8 Kung Fu Panda 2 Hans Zimmer & John Powell 9
9 The Adventures of Tintin John Williams 9
10 Jane Eyre Dario Marianelli 10
11 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Alexandre Desplat 9
12 The Way Back Burkhard Dallwitz 9
13 The Tree of Life Alexandre Desplat 7
14 The Skin I Live In Alberto Iglesias NEW
15 Captain America: The First Avenger Alan Silvestri 10
16 Puss In Boots Henry Jackman 9
17 The Help Thomas Newman
18 Hugo Howard Shore NEW
19 Mars Needs Moms John Powell 8
20 Fringe Season 2 Chris Tilton NEW 10
21 Sanctum David Hirschfelder 8
22 Super 8 Michael Giacchino 6
23 Hoodwinked Too! Murray Gold 7
24 Rio John Powell 9
25 The Cape Bear McCreary
26 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders 7
27 Water For Elephants James Newton Howard 8
28 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Alberto Iglesias NEW
29 The Conspirator Mark Isham 8
30 In Time Craig Armstrong NEW
31 Reel Steel Danny Elfman
32 The Ides Of March Alexandre Desplat NEW
33 Arthur Christmas Harry Gregson-Williams NEW
34 Winnie the Pooh Henry Jackman 8
35 Fast Five Brian Tyler 8
36 Mildred Pierce Carter Burwell
37 Your Highness Steve Jablonsky 10
38 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Michael Giacchino NEW
39 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Patrick Doyle 7
40 A Better Life Alexandre Desplat
41 Dream House John Debney
42 The Thing Marco Beltrami 9
43 These Amazing Shadows Peter Golub 6
44 The Iron Lady Thomas Newman NEW
45 Thor Patrick Doyle 9
46 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Rachel Portman
47 The Presence Conrad Pope
48 The Rum Diary Christopher Young NEW
49 Source Code Chris Bacon 6
50 Fright Night Ramin Djawadi 9
51 The Borgias Trevor Morris
52 Gnomeo & Juliet James Newton Howard
53 The Eagle Atli Orvarsson 7
54 X-Men: First Class Henry Jackman 9
55 Johnny English Reborn Ilan Eshkeri
56 Battle: Los Angeles Brian Tyler 10
57 Beastly Marcelo Zarvos 10
58 The Mechanic Mark Isham 6
59 The Ward Mark Kilian 8
60 Dolphin Tale Mark Isham
61 Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 Elia Cmiral NEW
62 A Dangerous Method Howard Shore
63 The Twilight Saga; Breaking Dawn Part 1 Carter Burwell NEW
64 Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Hans Zimmer NEW 9
65 Scream 4 Marco Beltrami 8
66 Tall Ships: The Privateer Lynx David James Nielsen 8
67 Cars 2 Michael Giacchino
68 The Lincoln Lawyer Cliff Martinez 8
69 Warrior Mark Isham
70 Limitless Paul Leonard-Morgan 8
71 The Rite Alex Heffes 7
72 Being Human Richard Wells
73 The Three Musketeers Paul Haslinger NEW 9
74 Moneyball Mychael Danna NEW
75 In Treatment Richard Marvin 6
76 Warehouse 13: Season 2 Edward Rogers
77 The Adjustment Bureau Thomas Newman 8
78 Immortals Trevor Morris NEW
79 The Event Scott Starrett NEW
80 Happy Feet Two John Powell NEW
81 Age Of Heroes Michael Richard Plowman 7
82 Ironclad Lorne Balfe 8
83 Drive Angry Michael Wandmacher 7
84 Game of Thrones Ramin Djawadi
85 Cowboys & Aliens Harry Gregson-Williams 6
86 No Strings Attached John Debney 9
87 Hop Christopher Lennertz 6
88 The Debt Thomas Newman NEW
89 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas William Ross NEW
90 Drive Cliff Martinez 6
91 Monster Mutt Chris Walden 7
92 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Hans Zimmer & Rodrigo y Gabriela 6
93 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Steve Jablonsky 10
94 Mr. Popper's Penguins Rolfe Kent
95 I Am Number Four Trevor Rabin 7
96 The Smurfs Heitor Pereira
97 Spy Kids: All The Time In The World 4D Carl Thiel & Robert Rodriguez NEW
98 Final Destination 5 Brian Tyler 6
99 Monte Carlo Michael Giacchino
100 Rango Hans Zimmer 5
101 Contagion Cliff Martinez 4
102 Unknown John Ottman & Alexander Rudd 5
103 Ceremony Eric D. Johnson 5
104 I Don't Know How She Does It Aaron Zigman
105 Hanna The Chemical Brothers 3
106 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross NEW
107 Jig Patrick Doyle
108 The Devil's Double Christian Henson
109 Conan The Barbarian Tyler Bates 6
110 Green Lantern James Newton Howard 4
111 The Darkest Hour Tyler Bates NEW
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