I'd have to give this album 4.5 out of 5 stars. I posted 5,but 4 wouldn't cut it. Just about every song rocks balls out. But there is one MAJOR disappointment: "Jim Dandy". Man,this song & the band,(Black Oak Arkansas), is beyond crappy. It's the only song I skip while jamming on this album. I have NO idea why Linklater,the movie's director,put this band's material in the film. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I throughly enjoy Nugent's unedited "Stanglehold", it jams. There were,however,two missing songs that would have just put it over the top. And yes,those songs are "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith,and "The Hurricane" by Bob Dylan. After I saw the movie, the first thing I did the next day was go by the soundtrack. It was on top of my "to-do" list. IT'S THAT GOOD,TRUST ME!! Its companion, Even More Dazed & Confused, rates about a 3.5 in my book. That cd has some of the weaker songs.