As an all-time fan of Batman, I must say "Batman Begins" raised the bar in terms of defining a hero's roots. Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's collaboration ringed true to Christopher Nolan's interpretation, much like Danny Elfman for Tim Burton's.
This time, the Batman theme is almost absent, but it is the Joker's theme that intrigues the most as it sounds clearly deranged and in tone with the late Heath Ledger's performance.
The rest of the score is quite easy to listen to. It is quite possible to forget the context of the scenes in which they played and abandon to the composers' dual task of both making it better, but making it still relevant without becoming redudant.
Mission quite accomplished, if not for the final track "A Dark Knight", which could have used the Batman theme just like the beginning of the end credits for the movie.
Bat fans wont want to miss this one and even the recently convinced will enjoy most of this album, which is more of a "best-of" than a complete score. There are some tracks in the movie that would have proudly made it in this edition. Nevertheless, a great soundtrack companion to one of (if not THE) best comic-book movie ever made.