Really enjoyed the first series soundtrack and was waiting impatiently for the arrival of the second soundtrack and it certainly does not disappoint. Perhaps doesn't quite reach the highs of some of the tracks from the first album (it is unsurprisingly 'more of the same' so possibly that has an effect) but I cannot find any tracks so far that will be removed from my playlist (which was certainly the case with the first album).
For some reason the preview tracks on the Amazon site are not of the best quality - no problems at all with the downloaded MP3s.
The music matches the series with its quality. You can here the main theme on so many levels, but I never tire of it. I should imagine its difficult to create a soundtrack that has such a distinct main theme and yet create so many different interpretations of it. Beautiful music.
As you can read I loved Season 1 & 2 Game of Thrones and have bought both sound tracks. Accompanying music is superb on both and Ramin Djawadi has done a superb job of reflecting the right level of tone at the appropriate scenes.
Love the solo of the City Guard, "The Rains of Castamere".