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In between stops on her summer tour, Lorde curated the soundtrack to the upcoming blockbuster The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. We’ve already heard some of her handiwork in her solo cut “Yellow Flicker Beat” as well as “This Is Not A Game,” her collaboration with the Chemical Brothers and Miguel that premiered earlier today. Now, since it’s already Tuesday in the UK, the entire soundtrack tracklist has been revealed via an iTunes UK preorder page. It’s impressive! In addition to new tracks from emerging talents like Tove Lo, Raury, and Tinashé, the comp features some unexpected collaborations including a Kanye remix of Lorde, Charli XCX with Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, and the ambitious grouping of Stromae with Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip, and HAIM. Check it out below.

Better late than never, it’s time for this week’s best and worst comments aka a welcome break from reading about Foo Fighters. Here’s what you guys had to say about Ariel Pink, Grimes, Snoop Dogg, Kesha, and more.

It was an emotional week: Crystal Castles broke up, Sun Kil Moon released a diss track, Grimes taught us about being a boss, and Lorde was outed as a middle-aged transgender geologist. Chris and I are about to see the reunited American Football, but I’ll leave you with this moment of zen…


Same here. I didn’t get “Hollywood” yet, but I am enjoying these demos.

That is true.

Also, despite the fact that Tom used the phrase “terrible glory” in this post, we are all Taylor Swift fans to different degrees. I love “Shake It Off,” but not the 2 other singles. Same w/ Chris I think. Tom actually likes “Welcome To New York”; he wants it in this week’s 5 Best Songs but I think he will get outvoted. James likes all the new songs. I’m not positive where Michael and Gabriela stand on the new songs. Miles is waiting for the Tim Hecker remix.

1989 is the follow-up to one of the site’s favorite albums of 2012, and it will probably be the most commercially successfully album of this year, so that’s we are covering it closely. But we do like 200 posts a week… very few of them are about Taylor Swift.

 +8Posted on Oct 21st | re: Album Of The Week: Jessie Ware Tough Love (40 comments)

 0Posted on Oct 21st | re: Stream Yusuf (FKA Cat Stevens) Tell 'Em I'm Gone (3 comments)

He changed his name in 1978, but he didn’t release any music from 1978-2006, so it’s not like people are very familiar with “Yusuf songs.”

 0Posted on Oct 21st | re: Torn Hawk - "Acceptance Speech" (2 comments)

On my promo this song is called “Lessons From the Edge.” Very confusing, Chris.

 0Posted on Oct 21st | re: Watch El-P Audition Cats For Meow The Jewels (16 comments)

I guess El and T. Swift do have something in common.

One song on the new album begins with Pink declaring himself “the Sex King,” but ends with an admission that “all I wanted was a girlfriend all of my life.” Currently, “for a change,” he has one. “She’s a porn star—she was one of Charlie Sheen’s girls,” he said. “And she wants to have a kid.”

Sorry, ladies.

 +2Posted on Oct 20th | re: Julian Casablancas Issues Statement On Brunch (21 comments)

 0Posted on Oct 20th | re: Chvrches - "Get Away" (14 comments)

Oops, fixed.