I've been listening to nothing but this since I got it. I love everything about it. My favorite tracks so far (in the order the appear on the album):
* Oathpact Abandoned: I just really like it.
* Honor is Dead: beautiful, sad, slightly haunting. I love it.
* Sylphrena: such a bright and cheerful followup to the previous track. Has a nice hopeful feel to it - I can certainly picture Syl reveling in the wind, flying around Kaladin, filling him with power
* The Shattered Plains: I didn't really like this one that much at first, but it has really grown on me. I can certainly imagine a scene from a movie, panning over the shattered plains, and then there, on a plateau, we see a battle between humans and parshendi.
* Bridge Four: One of my absolute favorites from the first time I heard it. The chanting is slightly reminiscent of the music from Prince of Egypt, which I do like. However, it's also quite distinct and unique. I can practically feel myself running a bridge into an oncoming storm of arrows, the sounds of enemy battle cries and horns (is that a didgeridoo?) sounding just the other side of the chasm in front of me. I also am curious if the words used in these songs is canonical, and what it means?
* The King's Wit: This one doesn't really fit so well with the ones before and after, but it's a very nice break from the seriousness of some of the other songs. I can just see Hoid telling one of his stories. I also really love the beat-boxing.
* Chasm Kata: Another perfectly cinematic track (as are all of them, I guess that's kinda the point), quite beautiful and inspiring, much like Kaladin's first time performing his kata in the chasms.
* Rysn: I love the vocals in this one. It's got such a cool, playful feel to it. Absolutely beautiful.
* Hearthstone: Certainly evokes a longing for home, and a happy place for Kaladin and Tien.
* Shallan's lullaby: Beautifully performed, and (SPOILERS!) I can certainly see Shallan singing this to her father as she strangles him. The end of this track certainly makes it even more evocative of that scene, moving out through the front door of the Davar house into the rain of the weeping, or perhaps floating up above, looking down on the form of Shallan huddled crying over the lifeless form of her father.
* Tarah: Beautiful! Love it - the piano is fantastic in this one.
* The Knights Radiant Theme: Awesome. I really like the sound of this. It has a very epic and inspiring feel, very fitting of the knights radiant.
* the "hidden" track: This is so cool, and would make a great song for the closing credits, or the final scene of any Stormlight movie. The electric guitar in this is awesome.
This album is just like a movie in my head. Every time I listen to it, I just wish I could take the beautiful cinematic images inside my head and turn them into a real movie that people can go see in a real theater. I suppose this album will have to do, though, since I have no idea how to make any kind of movie, much less one deserving of the beauty of this soundtrack.
When I have a book ready for publishing, though, The Black Piper will certainly be who I call for a professional quality cinematic soundtrack to accompany it.