I have been listening to the soundtrack for a few weeks without having seen the movie, and I loved it. However, I saw the movie recently, and the soundtrack takes on a whole new level of meaningfulness. Each song reminds you of the moment in the movie it compliments, especially as the songs on the soundtrack go in the order they are presented in the film. Highlights are definetely The Shins (both songs), Simon & Garfunkel, and Iron & Wine. However, just because there are standouts doesn't mean that the rest is filler. It is truly a great collection, with no songs that I wished weren't there. As a sidenote, the movie itself is a standout - probably my favourite in a long time. If you haven't seen it, do so. And then listen to the soundtrack a few hundred times.