zzeroparticle writes: "Now I understand why anime directors love Satoru Kousaki’s compositions so much his music blends in wonderfully with the scenes, yet isn’t so overpowering that it takes away from whatever the scene is trying to convey. Throughout The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, the background pieces weaved themselves seamlessly into the movie with their ambiance, going from inspiring hope to inciting panic. But by doing so, the album is harder to listen to and enjoy on its own. Bereft of the scenes, the soundtrack to The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya doesn’t have quite the same level of impact. While that’s not totally a bad thing, it does mean that if you’re looking to get a decent amount of mileage out of this album, it’s best to listen to it after you’ve seen the movie."