TWOK music you put up sounds like a mix of a Star Wars march and ET. It just screams 80s to me, and I don't really find much sustained emotion in it. The last Giacchino Star Trek soundtrack wasn't very good, being repetitive, but this one has a lot of variety in it, and I think the piano really adds to the sadness of the scenes. Could there be more note variation? Sure there could, but I find that this does convey the emotion I felt when watching the movie. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not comparing it to the LotR soundtracks, which have the best use of leifmotifs since Wagner, nor is it a Gladiator soundtrack, which could pull and sway your emotions, but it is a pretty good soundtrack. However, you used an example from the previous film when talking about this one, so here's a good example from this soundtrack: [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAdBZlCb-_M[/yt] It goes from sadness to anger to evil and sums up the feelings of that scene without any dialogue until the very end. My criteria for a good soundtrack is being able to listen to it beginning to end and place exactly what is happening during that piece of music. If it can tell the story without pictures, I enjoy it.