I probably don't listen to this album as much as it deserves, but there are some very good reasons for that. The score itself is typical James Horner - so typical, that some sections are identical to other of his works. Darkside of the Moon is Cosmo's theme from Sneakers with trumpet over it. Houston We Have a Problem sounds just like the action sequences from Sneakers. All this would be fine, except for the layout of the album. The score is interspersed with era rock pieces and movie dialogue. These fade one into another, making it difficult to listen to them individually. (You can't listen to Spirit in the Sky without hearing "Hello World!" spoken over the intro). And the kicker is that the track numbers on the liner do not match the actual tracks, which means that if you want to program your CD player to play only the rock tracks, or only the score, which seems the only logical way to listen to the album, you can't do it easily. Overall, this album is not a good buy. Horner's music is a cheap rip-off of Aaron Copland (for that patriotic feel) laid over sections of previous movie scores. The score works perfectly for the movie, and as the album is laid out in the order of the movie, it begs the question: why buy the score at all? Why not just watch the movie? If you really want to listen to a good James Horner score, Sneakers, Willow, Ransom, or Braveheart are all better examples of Horner's abilities. The one thing this album does have going for it is the best end credits music ever. The instant that track starts, you feel like you should get up and walk out of the darkened theatre.