5 Most Overrated Composers of All Time
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5. John Williams (1932 - )
After the American wrote the stirring soundtrack for Jaws, Williams, who's widely considered to be the best film composer ever, fell into the formula of writing a catchy ditty that repeats for a few bars before a tidal wave of brass and strings sweeps through the dramatic soundscape.
This can be heard on Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Home Alone, E.T., Jurassic Park and Harry Potter. Important films. Not important music (and especially not groundbreaking).
He's also composed theme music for NBC Sunday Night Football. For the paycheck, anyone?