Patrick Doyle, who has composed music in the past for films such as Eragon (2006) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) to name a few, brings what is expected to the table with Thor, nothing more, nothing less. Doyle does a good job of setting the proper mood and setting for the score, but overall it lacks depth and diversity throughout.
Doyle creates a couple different themes that are used throughout the score. I particularly enjoy one of them introduced first at the end of “Prologue”. It has a warm and comforting feel to it. The themes however are used excessively throughout the soundtrack. After the first few songs of the soundtrack the music begins to get repetitive.
Thor has its boisterous moments of brass, heavy drums, and fast strings and then sinks into quiet dark lulls or into uplifting happy themes throughout the soundtrack. Thor is a decent soundtrack, but after listening through the album there is nothing particularly impressionable about it that keeps you coming back for more. For these reasons I give Thor 3 out of 5.
If you are a big fan of the style, Thor may be worth downloading for you. If you are looking for getting only the best out of Thor I would suggest downloading only a few of the songs. Here is a list of some of my favorites:
“Thor Kills the Destroyer”
“Can You See Jane?”
“Earth to Asgard”