saintpookie loaned me the Wicked soundtrack, and I am really enjoying it. I am not, in general, a big fan of show tunes, though there are a number of musicals that I like. Wicked seems to be one of those. There's a lot of great lyrical wordplay, and the tunes are catchy, and the singers are pretty much amazing. My favorites are What Is This Feeling and Popular, because they're funny, and Defying Gravity because it is soaring and beautiful and melancholy.