First off, the movie is fantastic. It is funny, creative, and simply a guilty pleasure. It is one of the few movies I can watch over and over, but I suppose you have to have an off-beat sense of humor to think it's good. Now, for the CD, the songs on it are all over the place, and that's what makes it so good. I like every single song on it, although some more then others. The very first two songs are so beautifult they should be Christmas classics if more people knew about them. Ebudae and Alasatias lullaby are both interesting and beautiful. I don't like opera, but Alsatia's lullaby is amazing. The soaring orchestral performances (try track 11) are marvelous and great to listen to with the speakers on high. And of course, Happy Worker is simply a fantastic song and I enjoy every version of it on the soundtrack (listen for the last version after the last song, the lyrics are sung in a particularly interesting and fantastic way). Go buy this immediately, especially if you have an eclectic taste in music.