Watching this movie in the theatre, it only took me some ten to fifteen minutes to realize i HAD to own this soundtrack, and now I do. the film itself was above average, but nothing I'd tell all my family and friends is a must-see. The soundtrack, however, is really, REALLY good, a wonderful sequence for late-night listening or to relax to.
What I cannot approve of, however, and which actually make me take away one star from the perfect five it really does deserve, is the poor sound mixing. It's almost like someone took all the tracks from their own respective record and threw them all together without ever considering pushing the "normalize" button, which means volume levels are all over the place, some songs being LOUD (as in, "as loud as you should expect the mixing of an album to be by the end of the first decade of the 21st century) and some being of a CD quality you haven't heard from since CD was invented in the mid-80's, which is, of cours,e not acceptable. Not only that, but on some systems I've played this CD through ALL the music becomes mid-80's era, which means you have to turn it up so loud as to risk scaring innocent bystanders to death whenever the NEXT record is put on, should you forget turning down the volume before that. Yes, that's a big paragraph of complaint when it comes to just remove one star from an otherwise five-star review, but then again, I find it an important enough issue.
To sum it up: Buy the album, love the music, hate anyone in charge of sound mixing.