I don't want to start a theme of crapping on FF3, but I do think of the "old-school" Final Fantasy soundtracks, it is one of the most inconsistent, if not the weakest (although I never felt a strong affinity for II either). There are about 10-15 tracks that stand out with that classic Uematsu touch, but filler on the NES is pretty easy to spot. I picked it up recently strictly because it was a bargain. The 3DS version though, I thought was just bad from start to finish. The synth is horrendous (in contrast, I loved the FFIV DS soundtrack and it peacefully co-exists with the original). I do want to stress though...the GOOD tracks of FF3 are excellent.
FF music effectively ends for me after FFX and the series has largely felt foreign to me since then. Occasionally, I'll dabble in something related to the series (such as World of Final Fantasy, which is the side of Hamauzu I would have liked to have seen, instead of what he did on the XIII games and XIV, which I find generally good, but for some reason, seems to lack staying power). Oddly, one I think is worthy of a second opinion is Dirge of Cerberus. Obviously it requires a totally different mindset than vintage FF or even FFX, but the thing works. I think it manages to be cinematic without losing that "gamey", melodic edge to it (Counteroffensive immediately sticks out).
But yeah...FFIV through FFVII...Give me those on a desert island please.
As for Dragon Quest, for whatever reason, VI just didn't do ANYTHING for me (and that's doubly bad, since I played the hell out of VI when it was finally released. Usually I can soak up an entire Suite from start to finish, but I flipped a lot of tracks on this and I only highlighted about 3 tracks (the town medley was worth highlighting). Admittedly though, I have yet to hear a suite past DQ7.
And since we're talking about gaping holes in VGM...I love the Konami Battle albums, but I think they dropped the ball on the Snatcher Battle album. Snatcher has some amazing tracks and some amazing arranged albums, but the Battle album is not one of them. It's just flat, unexciting, poorly recorded...Bleh! I'm keeping my copy for completionist's sake, but I'm done trying to like this one.