I soooo totally disagree with the previous reviewer. This has to be one of the most atmospheric, the most elegant and misterious score there is out there. I'll go a step further and say that this is definitely - in my humble opinion - the highlight of the musical career of the French composer Alexandre Desplat, a guy I came to worship after his Golden Compass, A Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Julie & Julia and A Girl with A Pearl Earing score. His ability to transform a moving picture with a combination of magical notes into something wonderful and out of this world, is a sheer brilliance. This is clearly pictured in the opening track "New Moon", which has to be the best theme cue this year. Even though I have enjoyed a quite modernistic sound of Carter Burwell in Twilight (his "Bella's Lullaby" is a real treat), I somehow missed a grand sound of the full orchestra, which Desplat has so wonderfully portrayed in this CD.
I just wanted to point out that this is a magnificent musical experience and you won't be dissapointed if you give it a try. I highly recommend a listen!!!!