Although an avid fan of "The X-Files," I was still questioned what the quality of this particular cd may be, right up to the day I got it. I must say I am quite impressed, I did not think Chris Carter would be able to produce such a well themed cd with songs from many different artists. Many of the songs on this cd are now favorites of mine, and have become interested in many of the artists. If you are familiar with the artists and dont like them, dont hold that against the cd! Buy it anyway, the tracks on here are by far the best tracks of each artist. The only thing about this compilation that bothers me are the hidden tracks, one by Nick Cave, is among the best on the cd. While I enjoy the symbolism of the hidden tracks on an X-File cd, it is bothersome to rewind for nine minutes. Oh well...if you have only enough money for one cd buy this now, then buy soul coughing later, I guarantee you will want to.