The thing that makes NFL films great is the interplay between the slow-motion shots of astounding plays and the music that accompanies them. Unfortunately for this album, the word "accompanies" is a vital portion of the equation. Without the films, the music is merely adequate. There are pieces that sound like old TV themes, pieces that are meant to invoke dramatic effects, and the whole run of possibilities that can follow are represented. While the three composers, Sam Spence, Tom Hedden, and David Robidoux, made exceptional music for the films, it is just that -- music FOR the films. The music is more than anything somewhat subpar without the film alongside it, merely higher-paced elevator music. If a fan is looking for the music, they should definitely look into buying the films, so they get the whole picture instead of half of it.
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