...but it DOES help, unless you like unusual music. without being "experimental," the music on this disc pushes some boundaries - mainly in the "quirky" field, but is overall very accessable. it also covers a lot of ground, at times sounding like eric serra, and others like django reinhardt playing with don byron. while trying to describe it to a friend who hadn't seen the movie, I called it "music from the 30's... if someone in the 30's was composing what they thought music would sound like in 75 years." it's definently worth a listen, but seeing the movie puts it in context a little. it holds up on its own very well though.