Game systems from the 8-bit and 16-bit era weren't graphical powerhouses, but there were other aspects that factored into creating a well-rounded game. Quality games almost unanimously had great sound and music as this list shows.
The coin has apparently been tossed to the bard
Disassociating soundtracks with DLC
Send in a demo if you're a good screamer
Due to expired licensing several songs had to be removed from the game