Is Soundtrack.net the "now defunct" website you refer to? Filmtracks and Soundtrack.net are the only places I've found where I can find intelligent reviews without paying a subscription. Sometime in 2008, the website dedicated to "the art of film and television music" stopped reviewing film and television music in favor of DVD reviews (because it's not like there aren't 10,000 other websites that offer DVD reviews). It's sad that they still have the Indiana Jones collection as a "New Review." It's not like they just finally got around to reviewing it, either - no, they reviewed it as soon as it came out 3 years ago. Why do they even bother to continue to pay the subscription for the webspace?
I guess what I'm saying here is, thanks, Christian, for keeping Filmtracks strong, and Soundtrack.net sucks donkey balls.
BTW, I'd put Dead Man's Chest ahead of Black Pearl because of the superior mixing, and arrangements. Zimmer even wrote the occasional piece that was appropriate for the film ("Dinner is Served", "Davy Jones", and "The Kraken"), or at least more appropriate than anything in Black Pearl. Considering how critical you were of Black Pearl, not having said one good thing about it, and how you found some value in Dead Man's Chest, I'm surprised you think Black Pearl is better - even marginally.