I can sort of sympathize. As I mentioned upthread, the MR soundtrack did its job in the film, but when my 14-year-old self bought the album in '79, I thought it was ponderously slow and deadly dull.
In retrospect, though, MR for me is one of the great examples of a score doing what it’s supposed to, which is complement a film, not compete with it. As I said before, it’s entirely counter-intuitive to score an action scene with a slow track (basically waltzes in some cases) but somehow it works for me in MR, which for me is the mark of a genius, and if nothing else at least a lot more interesting than the umpteen millionth serviceable but predictable “fast and furious” style action soundtrack. It’s also a canny approach: so much in MR is over the top that the last thing the music needs to do is “go bigger.” Instead Barry provides an auditory counter-weight, offering gravitas and grandeur, even solemnity in spots, in a movie full of laser battles, hover-gondolas and double-taking pigeons.
That said, I freely admit that I have to be cautious about playing this soundtrack in the car. If I’m tired at all, listening to this one could land me in the ditch.