David Arnold's latest Bond soundtrack has the same qualities as the four he's done before. He's a master of action sequence music, and there are pieces of exhilarating full-on drama.
David Arnold brings some of the international flavours such as Bolivia and Haiti into the blend- there are even some panpipes at one point, but don't let that put you off- while retaining that distinctly Bond flavour. New themes for this film blend in with the recognisable Bond melodies and it's all extremely slick.
The theme song "Another Way To Die" by Jack White with Alicia Keys is not the strongest Bond theme tune, by a long way, but it is a bit of a grower and it's good that it's included (unlike on the previous soundtrack).
It would've been nice to have included a proper Monty Norman-style "James Bond Theme" on here for completeness (that famous "DADA! derrr... DADA! derrrr... DA-DA DA-DA DA!" bit is missing) but otherwise it's a brilliant soundtrack album.