21 Songs, 1 Hour 19 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

Oalian ,

bear mccreary is pure genius

I can't get enough of Bear's work. He has such a distinctive style and take. It's simply pure genius.

bears. beets. battlestar galactica. ,

This album is frakkin' outstanding.

Okay, so you've listened to the two previous season's soundtracks, and watched all the episodes up until now. You're ready for more BSG awesomeness! Now, many fans of the show have declared that this is there least favorite season. "It's not as exciting." "The story goes hardly anywhere." To a certain extent, these people are correct. With a few exceptions (Crossroads, anyone?), the story does not escalade that much. So what is this season all about? The characters. This season delves into the characters of the show like it never has before. It explores where they are coming from, why they are the way they are, and answers the question, "What drives this character's decisions?" Alright, now to the music. Personally, this is my favorite BSG soundtrack. It is just so... fitting. It fits flawlessly into the show, and illustrates the anxiety, emotion, and raw humanness that the third season is all about. It has some fantastic action cues (Precipice, Storming New Caprica, Mandala In the Clouds, etc.), as well as some beautifully written character themes that have a classic sound of the old soundtracks, plus a new twist to accompany the changes that the characters go through, like the heart-wrenching Adama theme (Admiral and Commander), a beautifully written theme for Baltar (Battlestar Sonatica), and the sorrowful rendition of Kara's theme (Deathbed and Maelstrom). There are also some wonderful new gems, such as Wayward Soldier, Fight Night, and Dirty Hands. And then of course, everyone's favorite, All Along the Watchtower! This epic soundtrack closes off, yet gets things rolling, with the haunting Heeding the Call, and then kaboom! All Along the Watchtower is in your face, all out, and rockin' hard! And once again, by the end of the third season, it fits the tone of the show perfectly. I can't begin to explain how phenomenal Bear McCreary's work on the BSG soundtracks have been. In the third season, he creates a refreshing atmosphere filled with the anger, sadness, excitement, and jaw-dropping moments of Battlestar Galactica. He explores the characters and sheds a light on them that we have never seen before. The show is driven by this powerful music. If you're an avid BSG fan like myself, this soundtrack is a no-brainer, along with all the rest of the albums. Buy and enjoy.

DM_HIT1943 ,

All Along The Watchtower

For years I've known of BSG's presence on television but I never really gave the show a chance until last January 2013. Omg, how could I have missed this show?! I love it! So many elements from drama, politics, religion, military, sci-fi. The soundtrack definitely pushed the stories forward. All Along The Watchtower made my hair stand when I heard it. 4 of the final 5 finding out who they really are, Apollo investigating something weird on Dradis only to find out the Starbuck has returned. Great end to Season 3!

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