As I wrote in my review of the movie, Jon Brion's score brilliantly accentuates the scenes in "Eternal Sunshine" without threatening to overshadow them. This is my first introduction to his music, and I'm quite impressed. But beyond that, it is able to stand on its own, as it does on this CD, without moving pictures as its backdrop. How often does that happen?
Favorite tracks include "Theme," "Peer Pressure," "Elephant Parade," "Strings That Tie to You," and "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes." One star off, though, for the inclusion of the Willowz, which, as others have pointed out, breaks the mood Brion carefully sets up. Five stars otherwise--four, as it is.