As a fan of the film, this soundtrack is a must-have.
However, the music is a unique creation in its own right; rather than using English lyrics so that the meaning of each song could be clear, the composer has created a whole new language (or just a form of gibberish, depending on who you talk to), resulting in a set of tracks that don't rely on the words themselves to convey the mood, but rather leave the music to create the feeling itself, with the nonsense words creating another layer that adds to the emotion being conveyed, rather than spoon-feeding it to the listener.
The music plays a large part in the creation of the film; rather than being an extra detail on top of the existing film, the soundtrack seems to be a vital structural piece. So much so, that even without the images of the film, the mood and story is conveyed through the music.
A mix of lighthearted and intense tracks, the Coraline soundtrack is a compilation of incredible music that combines the use of choir voices and odd sound effects and traditional instruments to create a cocktail of thoroughly genius and (at times) very creepy music.
32 tracks. Includes the Other Father's song to Coraline and the End Credit tune. The only complaint is that it does not include Coraline's "Twitchy witchy girl" song.