Jon Brion's compositions on this CD are phenomenally delicate. They possess a kind of ethereal beauty that I have trouble explaining, particularly "Phone Call," "Spotless Mind," "Collecting Things," and "Bookstore." I liken the feeling I get from listening to watching the sun rise, or looking up at rays of light from underwater. While I'm not a fan of some of the other songs on here -- those by The Polyphonic Spree and Willowz especially -- there are a few other gems, like Beck's "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes," and Electric Light Orchestra's more upbeat "Mr. Blue Sky." As some others have said, I think Jon Brion's music could stand alone. Perhaps it would have been a better move to make a score rather than a soundtrack. However, it doesn't dampen the effects of his music -- it's worth the buy.