Ludwig Göransson He is a Swedish-born composer, conductor and record producer. He is best known for his work in films like black panther, tenet, And creed As well as TV shows such as The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, And new girl. He has won an Oscar, a Grammy, and an Emmy for his work in film composition.

Göransson is known for his hip hop, techno and electronic sound. His pieces are often an interesting mix of traditional instruments and synthetic music. A longtime partner with director Ryan Coogler and a staple on franchises such as star WarsGöransson has created some great work with a lot more on the way.

Here are Göransson’s best musical scores, ranked.

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10 Venom (2018)

Sony Pictures

Sony movie 2018 poison It follows journalist Eddie Brock, played by Tom Hardy, as he becomes the human host for an alien equivalent named Venom. Venom as a movie is average at best and so is its accompanying score. Göransson’s score is peppered with many dark, dramatic voices with deep tones and contrasting durations. The music is very hardcore and frankly a bit indescribable. There aren’t any over-the-top or obvious musical themes as in some of Göransson’s other works, and in general the music sounds kind of like other action movie music.

9 Fruitville Station (2013)

A man looking for grief
The Weinstein Company

Directorial debut of Ryan Coogler, Fruitville Station He first united Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, and Goranson. All three of them worked on it Black Panther And creed together after this movie. The film is a biographical drama based on the events leading up to the death of Oscar Grant, a young black man who was killed in 2009 by a Bay Area Rapid Transit Police officer at the Fruitvale District station in Oakland.

The music of this film is soft and airy with a hint of mystery and uncertainty. Göransson uses a lot of techno-sounding extended beats. Overall, the music complements the movie nicely, but on its own it’s understated and too monolithic. Many of Göransson’s signature elements are already present on this score, but it’s clearly still early days for him as he develops his own sound profile.

Troy and Abed are sitting at a table together

Community is a sitcom based on creator Dan Harmon’s own experiences in community college. The show followed a group at a fictional community college and gained a bit of a cult following due to the humor and pop culture references the show used.

Göransson composed the original songs and incidental music for the show throughout its six seasons spanning from 2009 to 2015. Göransson’s electronic and techno sound is completely absent from the series. Instead, he opts for lots of flashy, shimmering keys accompanied by cheerful, light instrumentals. The music is upbeat and fun much like the content in the show, but it is very simple and mostly used for background music.

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7 New Girl (2011)

Three adults and a child are sitting in a row

Created by Elizabeth Meriwether and produced by 20th Television for Fox, new girl Stars Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamour Morris, Damon Wayans Jr., and Hannah Simone. The series follows an eccentric teacher after she moves into a Los Angeles loft with three guys she met on Craigslist. The sitcom is one of the most popular and popular shows of the 2000s.

While Goranson didn’t write the iconic “Hey Girl” — which was Deschanel himself — he did the certain affirmation work throughout the show. His voice is quirky, like the show’s character, and although he’s not outwardly brilliant, he matches the style of the content well. Longtime watchers will recognize the lightly brushed percussive vocals and guitar tastefully used by Göransson throughout every episode of every season.

6 Creed (2015)

Boxer and trainer in the ring
Warner Bros.

occasional from rocky movie series, creed Stars: Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, and Tessa Thompson. In the film, amateur boxer Adonis Creed is trained and mentored by Rocky Balboa, the former competitor turned friend of Adonis’ father, Apollo Creed. Because the movie is connected to the original rocky In the series, Göransson cleverly honors the icon rocky Theme, “You’ll Fly Now” by Ian Robbins and Bill Conti” in his score for this film.

The music features big brass sounds and bells complemented by a strong beat. Many of the pieces look like a march and give the feeling of going into battle. Göransson’s signature style begins to emerge as he blends techno and hip-hop sounds with more full orchestral riffs throughout the film.

5 Turning Red (2022)

4 middle school girls walk in the school hallway

turns red is an animated film from Pixar that follows Mylene “Mei” Lee, a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian student who transforms into a giant red panda when she experiences strong emotions due to a genetic curse. as a movie turns red Honestly a bit weird, but Göransson’s music is very good. It uses a pentatonic scale with lots of flute melodies to create a classic Chinese-inspired theme, but then blends those traditional Chinese sounds with hip-hop.

This clash of traditional and modern music perfectly mirrors the culture clash between Mai and her mother in the film. Mai is obsessed with a boy band called 4Town while her mother is a very traditional and conservative woman. However, by the end of the film, the two are able to reconcile their different viewpoints and exist harmoniously together, much like the different tonal motifs in Göransson’s score.

4 Boba Fett Book (2021)

Boba Fett with a woman behind him

Joransson’s second score star Wars franchise, Boba Fett book is a branch of The Mandalorian after events Return of the Jedi. The series follows bounty hunter Boba Fett as he establishes himself as the new crime lord in Jabba the Hutt’s former territory on Tatooine.

Göransson is in his element here. Boba Fett book It has a very strong and recognizable theme with both traditional instrumentation, Göransson remixes, and a hip-hop sound. There is a lot of very strong drums and percussion as well as tribal-like vocals to reflect the time Boba Fett spent with the Sandpeople. The music is highly emotional and personal and complements the TV show perfectly.

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3 Black Panther (2018)

Black panther standing in the field
Marvel Studios

The third movie from Coogler on this list, Black Panther It is a Marvel movie starring the late great Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / The Black Panther alongside Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forrest Whitaker, Andy Serkis. In the film, T’Challa is crowned King of Wakanda after his father’s death, but is then challenged by Killmonger who plans to abandon the country’s isolationist policies to start a global revolution.

This may be the best result in the MCU. Göransson uses vibrant trumpet fanfare and African drums for the Wakanda theme. He then compares this to Killmonger’s subtle hip-hop theme. The different soundboards reflect the contrast between Wakanda and Killmonger as a modern outsider. Overall, the music Göransson creates is very powerful, poignant, and catchy and it’s pretty unique compared to the timbre of most music in the rest of the MCU – whenever you hear those drums, you know where you’re going and that’s the sign of an effective score.

2 The Mandalorian (2019)

The Mandalorian and Grogu are walking down the street together

Possibly the best modern entry to star Wars Canon The Mandalorian It was created by Jon Favreau as the first of the live-action series star Wars franchise. The series stars Pedro Pascal as Dean Jarin, aka The Mandalorian, a lonely bounty hunter who runs to protect the Force-sensitive child, Grogu. In layman’s terms, Pedro Pascal is a space dad to Baby Yoda, which is amazing.

The music that accompanies it is almost as amazing as the show itself. Göransson competes with industry giant John Williams and what is probably the most iconic movie subject of all time, The Mandalorian. The theme of the show has become a staple of the star Wars Repertoire Everyone can recognize the glockenspiel “ba dum” played on low trumpets at the beginning of each episode. It’s so simple, yet so effective, it’s some of Göransson’s best work to date.

1 Tenet (2020)

Three men walk down the hall in men's suits, carrying espresso and a briefcase
Warner Bros.

Tenet is a 2020 science fiction thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh. The film follows a former CIA agent who learns how to manipulate the flow of time to prevent an attack from the future that threatens to annihilate the present world. The actual plot is science Tenet It’s not overwhelming, but the sentiment is pure.

If you take Robert Pattinson’s advice and “don’t think, just feel” while watching the movie, your viewing experience will improve immeasurably. However, one thing that is not at all underwhelming about this movie is how good the music is. What makes Göransson unique and different from other film composers is his techno-electronic sound. It sometimes feels more like a scientist than a musician in this movie, taking in sound and meticulously changing its pitches, frequency, and wavelengths. There are almost no discernible gadgets in Göransson’s score, everything feels computer-generated, which fits perfectly with the futuristic nature of the film. The powerful vibrations tickle the brain and are pleasing to the ears, and the tension Göransson builds is almost as good as the climax he reaches. Tenet The movie really wouldn’t be what it was without Göransson’s musical genius.

Ludwig Göransson is one of the most exciting and innovative composers working today. He has truly created his own unique sound profile and has been the creative genius behind some amazing and popular tracks. He is set to compose the music for the upcoming Christopher Nolan movie OppenheimerGöransson has nothing but a bright future ahead of him, and we can’t wait to see what he produces next.


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