My initial reaction to seeing the tracklisting on the 8 song soundtrack to the AMC television series The Walking Dead was "what a crock of shit".
1st: only 8 songs after 3 seasons? Surely they could have included Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Chopin, Tom Waits and the legions of other great songs they used.
2nd: the only music from composer Bear McCreary is a dull remix of the theme.
3rd: why are they only using songs from the third season?
After getting over the disappointment of everything that was wrong with the album, I came to find I'm actually really fond of 7 of the 8 tracks offered. A organic, gritty collection of earthy songs that serve as wonderful sonic wallpaper to the apocalyptic zombie visuals onscreen.
3½ parting songs out of 5