Reading all the other reviews, I can't understand why everyone claims that the music was "jarring" and "annoying", amongst other things. Listening to it, I could really relive the battle scenes, the triumph, the glory, the desolation, all of it.
Whoever complained about the lack of romantic elements, the Iliad ISN'T supposed to be about romance. It's about war.
So what if its a Gladiator rip-off? (which I don't think so, by the way)
The music is beautifully apt, especially Achilles Leads the Myrmidons. My only complaint is the contant repetition of the eerie woman singing in the background. It can get on your nerves after a while.
Other than that, the tracks do tell the story well.
The grandeur to returning to Troy, in Track 2.
The bravery of Achilles in Track 3.
Briseis and Achilles's love in the Track with that title.
Reliving Hector and Achilles' struggle in Hector's Death.
And last but not least, the mournful reminiscence of Troy with Josh Groban's Enchanting "Remember".
What I can say is, all those who dissed this soundtrack are philistines.