One of the strongest elements of the Elysium is its soundtrack. I was so impressed with this powerful music that I've had to purchase it immediately after I've watched the movie. I was even more surprised when I've discovered that Ryan Amon, the composer, never has done anything before Elysium and it is in fact his debut. He has created something between the best efforts of Hans Zimmer (Inception, The Last Samurai) and Bear McCreary's Battlestar Galactica. I believe we are witnessing the rise of the star who can reach level and quality of Hans Zimmer. At the same time it is really unfair to call Amon a "new Zimmer" as his score is so original and unique. One of the reviewer above called this soundtrack "powerful" and I think that is the best description you can give to this masterpiece. One of the best soundtracks ever and surely on top of the list of albums I've purchased in 2013.