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How do you feel about Murray Gold's music?

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1 How do you feel about Murray Gold's music? on Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:26 pm

I like a few bits and pieces from series 1 and 2. It seemed to get more bombastic and annoying after that.

I can't even remember any pieces of music from the Capaldi era other than the 12th Doctor's theme. His music had become so dull and repetitive by that point.

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I wish I had something more insightful to say than, 'I hated it', but...

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Murray Gold was great. One of the few redeeming qualities of NuWho.

He had a decent amount of some rather excellent songs under his belt:

- Vale Decem
- Four Knocks
- The Rueful Fate of Donna Noble
- Doomsday
- This is Gallifrey
- Infinite Potential
- The Doctor's Theme
- The Daleks
- Madame De Pompadour

His work during the RTD era is far superior to his work during the Moffat era, but even then he still managed to pull a couple of decent songs out of his ass.

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4 Re: How do you feel about Murray Gold's music? on Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:52 pm

He was alright in series 1. Got very boring after a couple of years, and stayed on years after his sell-by date. Should have gone with RTD.
Wish they'd go back to individual composers for different stories, but fat chance.

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Gold's music is one of the very worst aspects of NuWho - overbearing, bombastic and (and in some cases) wholly inappropriate. In an act of sheer masochism, I subjected myself to a rewatch of 'The Long Game' (don't ask) and noticed two things:

1)How scruffy-looking Eccelston is.
2) The incidental music was slightly less 'in your face', more synth-based, less Wallace and Gromit's Brass Band(as it became).  

The fact that MG has cleared off is the only positive thing I anticipate for Series 11 (if I were prone to 'looking forward' to a season of NuWho, which I'm not..). However, his replacement will no doubt continue the NuWho tradition of cheesy, sub-John Williams, mock-operatic, overwrought orchestral shite.

You cannot whack a bit of the old Musique concrète.

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6 Re: How do you feel about Murray Gold's music? on Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:56 pm

It's the choral chanting, in Hollywood superhero trailer mode, that characterises Gold's Moffat-era work. Even worse than his soppy synth and string arrangements during the RTD era's romantic Rose bits. Hateful.

Nu Who: The Beast Must Die.
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