Now I'm not a music critic, but I know what I like and with Skyfall, there are bits of it I do like, the Bond fan fair, although a tad slow, is good. I just feel it's just trying too damn hard and I don't like it.
Yes it's reminiscent of the older Bond themes, being the fiftieth anniversary and all, that makes sense. But. It's trying to recapture the greatness of songs like Goldfinger (which to be honest, is the pinnacle of them all), You Only Live Twice (just for the intro really), the very eighties Diamonds are Forever and of course Goldeneye.
So yeah, first blush, not a fan of it. Maybe when I see the film in a couple of weeks I may enjoy it more, or if I give it a few listens as my Girlfriend just told me. Right now though, I didn't like it.