cool songs of obsession and loss. like Garden State, the Wicker Park soundtrack captures a feeling, a feeling we all know. this album isn't just the soundtrack to a film, it could be the soundtrack to your _life_.
the Postal Service track alone is worth the purchase, but once you hear the _flow_ of how seemless this album is, it'll make infinite repeate on your favorite player.
other stand outs are the shins, the stills, death cab for cutie (acoustic), broken social scene (yeah!), and new comers the legends.
if you've heard of any of these bands, and want to check out more like them this album is a great introduction to some of the coolest artists happening at the moment. one could argue that this album, in its own way presents a perfect taste of the new "alternative" scene.
Garden State and Wicker Park are great companion records.
just buy it. you'll love it.