Some elements of Lost will always be controversial, even among the most die-hard fans. We’ll spend an eternity quibbling over which season was the best, which character’s death was the most emotionally traumatizing, and who had the wackiest flashback plotline. (IMHO: Season four, Mr. Eko, and Richard “The Count of Monte Cristo” Alpert.) But there’s one thing we can all agree on: the musical score by Michael Giacchino has never been less than incredible. Giacchino deserves his own private island as reward for services rendered to humanity, but this is a good start: Variety reports that, on May 13, the composer will be holding a Lost concert at UCLA.
During Lost‘s run, Giacchino’s gone from being “that guy who scored Alias and Medal of Honor” to Pixar’s go-to composer — he even won the Oscar for Up. Has anyone ever deserved success more? Giacchino’s eclectic sonic stylings gave Lost a truly distinctive vibe, as surely as John Williams gave the Star Wars movies an injection of mythic grandeur.