In many ways Drugstore Cowboy may be regarded as Elliot Goldenthal's most unique and unusual score to date. In the film, the score functions mainly to illustrate different states of drug addict and the music is indeed weird, at times frightening, delusional, hypnotic and extremely odd. This is the only Goldenthal score which doesn't utilise an orchestra, instead Goldenthal employs different unusual instruments and peculiar synthesiser sounds to create a unique aural universe. This album consists of a 50/50 mix of scores and songs, and the rather short score representation is actually enough. Many short cues, a very mixed bag of different listening experiences. It's worth a listen for the unusual and inventive approach, but it the accustomed film music audience may find it a bit pretentious and frankly boring.