I rarely listen to FF stuff, aside from the XIII-2 OST.
I prefer stuff from the SMT/Persona games, and stuff like Anarchy Reigns, TWEWY, Dynasty Warriors, Arc Fighters, Cave SHMUPS...yep, screw boring FF music, except X which has a pretty sick soundtrack for the most part, every other game has 1 or 2 good tracks.
I think I would agree. If we were going game by game there are definitely some weak entries in the series, but overall Final Fantasy is pretty consistent. No other franchise as a whole really compares. Even XIII, which I am not a fan of, I feel has one of the best and memorable soundtracks of this generation.