Yes, Ridley did make Alien & Blade Runner. Both brilliant.
Maybe this is an opportunity for him to return to form. (and start praying that he doesn't, yet again & again & again, cast Russell Crowe)
As for Ridley being 1000000 times better than the rest, I'll give a vote of support for early Cameron (Terminator & Aliens). Those were decent. Unfortunately his form has also deserted him somewhat imo.
Paul Verhoeven is another honourable mention imo (Total Recall, Robocop, Starship Troopers).
Anyway.... another vote for Vangelis for the soundtrack. Can't imagine giving it to anybody else.