Yeah, I was just about to ask "where's the Philip Glass love?"
But since he's now been mentioned: Where the hell is the love for Danny Elfman?! C'mon people!
Philip Glass - The Music Of Candyman, The Illusionist
Clint Mansell - Requiem For A Dream, The Fountain
Danny Elfman - The Nightmare Before Christmas (of course), Edward Scissorhands (of course, again).
And though it's not a soundtrack, Danny's new album "Serenada Schizophrana" is easily the best thing he has ever put out. It's simply AMAZING! As you may guess, it's still pretty soundtrack-esque.
Hans Zimmer - Gladiator (I'm not really a fan of Zimmer, and not a huge fan of this OST either, BUT, the track "The Battle" alone makes this OST a favorite. That track is so excellent it's not even funny).
John Carpenter - Halloween (the original), The Fog
Giorgio Moroder - Midnight Express
Anybody got the soundtrack for Videodrome btw? I've been looking for that one for ages.