This soundtrack is awesome! The music selections are quite unique and varied. There are common elements in the selections which indicate excellent score development.
These commonalities generally follow the characters -- for instance, there is a definite melody for O'Neill, Dr. Jackson, the Jaffa, and others. These repeating sequences are intentional and, to an untrained ear, might seem as though the track is duplicated. In actuality, it ties the entire series together.
I love being able to "see" which characters are on-screen by simply listening to the music.
And I agree with "A music fan" who quoted the comments from a reviewer "who said that this cd was shameless money making and that it only contained 4 minutes of original music and the rest was from the movie".
As "A music fan" states, "[this reviewer] is obviously and utterly clueless" and someone who apparently doesn't understand soundtracks and orchestral music design.
Wonderful score. Highly recommended.