This is the ONLY place (Amazon.com) I've been where I have not been the only one who doesn't hate this score or consider it the worst of the three. I say "don't hate" simply to underscore the vitriol the score receives from alledeged Williams fans. I, in fact, love it, consider it a close second best of the three (behind Raiders), and hold it as one of my favorite Williams scores...and that goes for the movie, too.
It is refreshing, nay astounding, that so many of you love the score. And it is equally irksome that he is continually lambasted over this work. It is clear that people's objections have more to do with a superficial reaction to the movie than an honest reaction to the music itself. How any cue (least of all the mine car chase) can be labelled as lifeless or bland is ming-boggling. If you must rag, make it defendable. It's taken me awhile to warm to the 'Crusade' score, while 'Temple' hooked me immediately, thoroughly and permanantly.
This is not a recommendation to buy it, because I realize, you either like the score or you don't. Whatever engrained prejudice has made you dislike it will not be jarred loose by me. You don't like it, don't buy it. But denigrating a great work without understanding its merits does a great diservice to this work and its prolifically inspired composer.