Here’s a good video response to the latest Every Frame a Painting essay about Marvel movie music. It’s by critic/musician/smart guy Dan Golding, who takes a deeper look at the reasons why modern film music is less melodic and hummable than music from older films. We’ve republished a couple of Dan’s essays about film music in the past, and this one’s just as good. Check it out.
I would say a good portion is due to Remote Control Studios, aka Hans Zimmer’s clone factory.
Want utterly forgettable music that could easily be found in various other films? Hire Remote Control Productions.
That’s not to say that Remote Control Studios hasn’t produced quality composers (John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams, Henry Jackmon) but more often than not, you just get obnoxious, regurgitated sound, a la Junkie XL or Rupert Gregson-Williams or Steve Jablonsky.