Edward Scissorhands is probably Tim Burton's best film (either that or Nightmare Before Christmas), and the soundtrack IS Danny Elfman's best soundtrack. Danny Elfman has created a soundtrack with all kinds of sounds: eerie, calm, happy, tragic, soothing. And yet he switches sounds with a natural transition, as opposed to many composers who force down transition to different elements. The standout to me is the theme song, with an unforgettable chorus, and the 2nd track is a beautiful track that is happy yet reminds us of the character's loss. And "Edward Scissorhands: The Cookie Factory" is a silently angry track.
Just like the movie's star, Edward Scissorhands, this soundtrack is charming and not easy to forget.