In this post about Clint Mansell’s score for The Fountain, I compared one track to Philip Glass’ score for The Hours. To me this is one of the truly great scores out there and it’s just as gripping without the film. Another great minimalistic score is by James Newton Howard for the film Signs. Although I’m not generally impressed by the composers efforts, this time he really hit a string in me. Just click on the links, listen to the albums and judge for yourself.