Since I first saw "Princess Mononoke," I fell in love with the soundtrack. I buy very few of the modern scores, since I prefer the classic orchestral scores of the '60s and '70s, but I would almost rank this with "Braveheart" and Howard Shore's music for "Lord of the Rings." Since I bought it, I have listened to little else. One note: Given their equally high reviews here, I also bought the Symphonic Suite from the same film, and oddly enough, found it less "listenable" and just a bit more intense when I would have expected the reverse. However, neither will be a disappointment if you want a lush, romantic film score with a bit of Japanese flavor (though it is more European). The vocals are also lovely, both the Japanese and the English.