When soundtracks were first being consumed by the masses, the were a way to experience the music of the movie in the comfort of your own home. (The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly). Soon after, soundtracks became a venue to hear new and original compositions. (Saturday Night Fever) I consider the '90s to be the apex of soundtrack consumption. There were soundtracks being released for nearly every movie. Sure enough there was one offered for this movie. Unless there was a cohesive theme being conveyed in the movie (Singles) the soundtrack was usually a mish mash of whatever was popular at the time as is definitely the case here.
However what was designed as a quick cash-in to a blockbuster movie proved to be something more in my ears. Sure there were a few forgetable tracks from artists that nobody remembers today. But those that are still around today deliver the goods. (Brandy, Seal, U2, Flaming Lips, Method Man).