Five Best Movie Scores of 2011/2012

My opinion on what I believe are the most original and best movie scores of the past year.
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1.
The Artist (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
“ If there is one thing I love about music, it is its ability to make you feel something. This fit perfectly with this movie and made it what it is today. Every emotion that was not conveyed through speech was almost effortlessly conveyed through the music of this movie. ” - nado63
 
2.
Super 8 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ This is a very Dark Horse to even receive a nod at the Oscars, but I really liked this score. Sure, a little bit of my bias for Giacchino might influence why I like it, but it is hard to debate that this is one of the better scores of the year, especially for an action blockbuster. ” - nado63
 
3.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. (130 mins.)
Director: David Yates
“ For me, this was the perfect score to close out the Harry Potter franchise. I especially love the orchestration for the flashback scene that explains Snape's story. Very well done. ” - nado63
 
4.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. (158 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Not quite The Social Network, but it is worth a listen. To me, the score is very similar to The Social Network, but I liked The Social Network score, so this is right up my alley. It will get a nod, but not a second win in a row. If anything, it's the least likely to win out of what I think will be nominated at the Oscars. ” - nado63
 
5.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. (122 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
“ This one I was not expecting. The music came out at me during the trailer, and watching the movie further made me like this score. it could possibly get an Oscar nod, but there is a lot of competition this year for the five spots. We will see what happens. ” - nado63