"House of Cards", the Netflix original series, is a great show about American politics; and more importantly, how good people can get swept into the chaos that is our political system. I admire the show for a variety of reasons, but one of the most impressive elements of the show was the music.
This album comes with 37 tracks totaling over 115 minutes of music. If you purchase the CD version there are 2 discs; even if you buy the MP3 version, the songs are arranged the same way. As far as I can tell, the music is mostly presented in the chronological order of how it appears in the show.
Composer Jeff Beal returns for Season 2 and improves upon the music in every way. Beal's underscore is perfectly appropriate for the tone and atmosphere of the show as well as the performances. In many cases the music works better with the image that it does on its own, but if you've seen the show then listening to the music independently will remind you of the show's tone.
The Main Title music is the most memorable piece on the album; it is altered a bit from the Season 1 theme (the idea of giving the theme music a slightly different edge in each season is an appealing one to me). After having watched both seasons of the show, I've heard that main theme more than two dozen times and I've become attached to it. I think it's one of the great main themes in recent television history - it's forceful and foreboding, but not too over-the-top.
 House of Cards Main Title Season 2
 The Ring
 Distance Myself