This soundtrack is a dark but beautiful soundtrack. I heard the soundtrack before I had the pleasure to see the movie. Before seeing the movie the soundtrack was good, with good tracks, but it seemed to miss something. Now that I have seen the movie, and know what the emotional feeling of the movie are, the soundtrack great... For me I now feel the anger, sorrow of the movie, but also feel of courage and men that are ready to sacrifice them self for the freedom of others.
The Soundtrack should be heard as one big seventy-five minutes track, there are really no stand out tracks, that but one. The "Why So Serious" (track number one), also know as the Joker theme. First times I was listening the track, I felt it was chaotic and strange. But know I understand it represents the Joker perfectly... He is chaos, but he is also a really intelligent enemy of the Dark knight also, and The Joker has a master plan, its hard too spot for all the confusion and anarchy. The same goes the "Why So Serious" track, listen carefully and you will discover that there is more to it then chaos.
It is a four star soundtrack by it self. But a Five star soundtrack if you have seen the The Dark Knight.