Hans Zimmer Albums Ranked

Hans Florian Zimmer (born 12 September 1957) is a German film score composer and record producer. His works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. Since the 1980s, Zimmer has composed music for over 150 films. His works include The Lion King (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1995), Crimson Tide, Gladiator, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk, and Blade Runner 2049. He has received four Grammy Awards, three Classical BRIT Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award. He was also named on the list of Top 100 Living Geniuses, published by The Daily Telegraph. Zimmer spent the early part of his career in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States. He is the head of the film music division at DreamWorks studios and works with other composers through the company that he founded, Remote Control Productions, formerly known as Media Ventures. His studio in Santa Monica, California has an extensive range of computer equipment and keyboards, allowing demo versions of film scores to be created quickly. Zimmer has collaborated on multiple projects with directors including Ridley Scott, Ron Howard, Gore Verbinski, Michael Bay, Guy Ritchie, and Christopher Nolan. Here are all of Hans Zimmer’s albums ranked.

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10. The Power Of One (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1992)

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“Among the music that we strive to collect, is authentic music from around the world. While this is a soundtrack, and not normally the type of music that fits our “authentic” ethnic, it was recorded from native groups in Africa. The result is a high quality recording of native groups.”

9. Sherlock Holmes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2010)

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“Hans Zimmer explodes into adventure with his highly entertaining and very unique score to Sherlock Holmes. When I first read that Hans would be doing a Guy Ritchie film I became a little curious. Ritchie is known for using mostly songs and little to no score in his films. So, why would he hire a composer who is known for making music stand up and take charge in the narrative? I don’t know why, but I’m glad it happened. The score is incredibly fun and is a concoction that only Zimmer and his featured soloists could have come up with.”

8. Live In Prague (2017)

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“I am confident this is the very best recording possible of the most phenomenal musical performance I will ever experience. I write this without reservation. The superb camera, sound, and lighting coordination highlighted the expertise of individual musicians at appropriate times and captured the beauty of the music created by the orchestra members as a whole. At times I felt I was moving among the performers as they performed. Beautiful! Hats off to Hans Zimmer and all involved in the production. Be proud”

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7. Angels & Demons (2009)

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“One of Hans Zimmer’s best scores, “Angels & Demons” blends percussive ferocity and force with some beautiful choral and orchestral moments of spiritual power. Balancing the battle between science and faith at the heart of the score, Zimmer rips forth with some potent choral and percussive assaults right off the bat in “160 BPM”, followed up by a beautiful violin solo by Joshua Bell that lays out the main theme in the beginning of “God Particle”. Electronics, orchestra and choir combine to give thrilling music in constant turmoil with itself in “Air”, “Fire” and “Black Smoke” before “Science and Religion” takes us on a “Journey to the Line” esque path, melding strings (led again by Bell’s solos) and orchestral power in a reflective and spiritual piece.”

6. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

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“The first Pirates Of The Caribbean score is one of the most popular adventure scores of all time and I can’t believe it was not nominated. Klaus Badelt composed the score with very little time to do so, which is why Hans Zimmer helped guide him through the process. If you look on the back of the CD case of the first score, you will see that the score is “over” produced by Hans Zimmer. Zimmer did write some stuff for the first film, but Klaus helmed it and it turned out simply amazing. Now the master takes over for the apprentice and Hans Zimmer delivers an excellent but very different score for the sequel.”

5. Dunkirk (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2017)

Hans Zimmer – Dunkirk (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2017, 180 Gram,  Vinyl) - Discogs

“Dunkirk was not a typical war movie, and the soundtrack is not typical as a result. This soundtrack emphasized tension and stress, it elicits visceral emotions of fear, adrenaline, hope and relief. The soundtrack and music that played in the movie enhanced the movie in a way that left an impact that few action movies can. From the tense and uneasy beginning and eerie tones of “The Mole” and “We Need Our Army Back” to the action music of the dogfights with Supermarine, to the relief and hope that “Home” and “Variation 15” and “End Titles (Dunkirk)” elicits. It was a truly moving soundtrack to a truly moving movie. It goes well even without the movie. I can just daydream many stories that this soundtrack would be suited for.”

4. The Thin Red Line (1999)

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“Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack for “Thin Red Line” reminds one of his later work for the movie “Gladiator”. At once foreboding and ethereal, this soundtrack captures the essence of the island-to-island fighting that characterized the Pacific Theatre of WW2. One never knows what danger lurks behind an innocent palm or in the verdant jungles. In the midst of this are the innocent sounds of Guadalcanal’s residents singing and the strains of the American folk hymn “Christian Race” that causes one to think of what thoughts the soldiers of both sides might have had about the homes they were so far away from. I believe this soundtrack is one of Zimmer’s best works and is far more original than any of John Williams’ war-film works that include the vaunted “Saving Private Ryan”. You will not go wrong to purchase this soundtrack just for the audio landscape you will hear.”

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3. The Last Samurai (Original Motion Picture Score) (2003)

The Last Samurai: Original Motion Picture Score - Album by Hans Zimmer |  Spotify

“If you liked the movie The Last Samurai, then you will enjoy the score written for it. This movie is one of my favorites as a result the human dynamics between Captain Algren and his Japanese captures. Additionally, the vendor provided expeditious delivery and the CD and container were in excellent condition.”

2. Inception (2010)

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“This soundtrack made me rock out, it made me calm, and it made me cry. This soundtrack truly shows just how amazing Hans Zimmer can be at making music. Trust me, once you listen to “Time” (on the soundtrack), you’ll understand what I mean when I said it made me cry. This soundtrack is so freaking awesome and beautiful, and it makes me realize that humanity still exists. I’ve never seen any other soundtrack that made me realize how lucky we are as a species.”

1. Interstellar (2014)

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“Extremely moving, vulnerable, uplifting, retrospective, nostalgic, spacial and mysterious; these are the adjectives that I’d use to describe this brilliantly composed soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. It is incredible personal in the way it conveys closeness between human beings & emotions, but also hauntingly dark in the way it depicts the empty expanse of a gigantic universe, and how incomparably tiny all of humanity is in it.”