It is pretty clear that all of my fellow critics have seen the movie since your reviews all point to a certain event in the movie, the scene with the song American Splendor. It is also clear that you missed the point of the entire film, and thus the soundtrack as well. I must say that this was the most hilarious scene in the entire movie. Harvey writes comics about his ordinary mundane American life. The play about his life is clearly meant to be ironic because the actors in the play act nothing like Harvey and his wife. The climax of the scene, and the moment of pure hilarity, is when this pop band starts playing this very sappy pop song which draws the watcher in on some broad unspecified emotional level. Harvey does not walk down the street with this song in his head being overwhelmed by this ridiculous all encompassing emotion. It is just another regurgitation of the "Hollywood Bull" he spent the entire movie developing a stance against.
A soundtrack should be a musical outlet for the creative message the movie has set forth, and this soundtrack accomplishes just that. Thus the fact that this track is not on the album is the very reason I will buy it. Don't whine that you didn't get your pop fix on this soundtrack, there is a time and place for everything. If some producer had decided to put that track on this album to please ignorant fans and to make a few more bucks, it would have obliterated everything the movie stood for. If you enjoyed the movie as well as understood it, then disregard all the other reviews for this album because the writers are exactly the people which Harvey would despise.