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…
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.”
I believe it’s Myspace now, though. The s is lowercase.
taylor swifts new song "welcome to New York" makes me want to finally move from New York.
— el-p (@therealelp) October 20, 2014
Waiting for Casablancas to weigh in.
Not to worry, additional tour dates will be announced soon! #sleaterkinney
— Sleater-Kinney (@Sleater_Kinney) October 20, 2014
Carrie is funny. She should be on TV.
Woke up to the news that my band #sleaterkinney is getting back together and that we have a new record coming out in 2015.
— Carrie Brownstein (@Carrie_Rachel) October 20, 2014
You’re right — I’ve fixed.
Even Letterman hates this.
I loved this album. “Mother We Just Can’t Get Enough,” “Flowers,” … a lot of the lyrics are cheesy, but great pop music.