some of the songs aren't perfect, but wow, the ones that are, they hit their mark perfectly.
First off, I must refute the review that said the soundtrack's only hinderance is the willowz songs. I disagree. I think that they reflect the sort of indie punk vibe given off from the film. Not only that, but eh song "Something" is truly great. Its catchy and upbeat.
Not only that, but Beck's cover of "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime" by Krogis is beautiful. In the film it comes in at great, meaningful moments, and hearing it on the soundtrack recalls the film well. All in all its a great song.
Finally, the pieces from the film's composer, Jon Brion. Wow, some of them are truly brilliant. "Theme" is the first song and a great use of the minimalist style. "Phone Call", represents a sweet tender, and impossibly unexplainable moment of love from the film. But the song that struck the greatest chord with me (no pun intended), was the song "Peer Pressure". It happens during the scene in the film during which Carrey is wearing a cape, and it completely encapsulates one of the film's messages. The perfection of the love, the trueness of it, is reflected in the simple and moving piano notes, complemented by the building chords (violin?) in the background. Yet, as it peaks, just after its climax, its disolves and distorts into into a mess of noise quite quickly and then cuts out. To me, this symbolizes how the perfection of anything and everything will not last. That eventually that moment of perfection is over-- it has to end.
And what an end it is.
Great Album, better movie.