Not like me to buy a cd the moment it comes out! But I enjoyed the film so much I couldn't resist. Despite the lack of songs I recognised, I wasn't disappointed. The mix of genres, from soul and blues (Clarence Carter, Allman Brothers Band) to gentle prog (Yes) make for a thouroughly entertaining listen. My particular favourites are "America" by Simon & Garfunkel, "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd and the epic closer, "Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman, which does the most to encapsulate the mood of the film. The album does have its dips: Todd Rundgren is stomach-churning, Rod Stewart is irritating, and the less said about Elton John the better, but on the whole, especially if you have a cd player that enables you to program which tracks to skip, it's a great listen. Certainly my most-played album of the last university term. Oh yeah, and the sleeve has Kate Hudson looking luvverly once or twice as well.