February 23, 2012

The Hunger Games Soundtrack

I finished the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy last night. I have mixed feelings, but will not share details for those of you who have not read them. One piece of advice: if you are not a teen, prepare yourself before you read that they books were written for teens. And I think the book will make a good movie (out in March).

I decided to read the books because I saw the trailer for the movie and the concept seemed intriguing. Jennifer Lawrence was enough to get me excited (So good in Winter's Bone and X-Men) and now the soundtrack appears to be awesome:

1. Taylor Swift (Feat. Thе Civil Wars) – “Safe & Signal”
2. Taylor Swift – “Eyes Wide Open”
3. Arcade Fire – “Abraham’s Daughter”
4. Kid Cudi – “Thе Ruler and Thе Killer”
5. Miranda Lambert (Feat. Handgun Annies) – “Rυn Daddy Rυn”
6. Thе Civil Wars – “Kingdom Come”
7. Thе Decemberists – “One Engine”
8. Glen Hansard – “Take thе Heartland”
9. Thе Low Anthem – “Lover іѕ Childlike”
10. Punch Brothers – “Dаrk Days”
11. Secret Sisters – “Tomorrow WіƖƖ Bе Kinder”
12. Birdy – “Jυѕt a Game”
13. Ella Mae Bowen – “Oh Come & Sing”
14. Jayme Dee – “Rules”
15. Carolina Chocolate Drops – “Reaping Day”
16. Neko Case – “Give Mе A touch I’ll Dredge up”

Slate has an interesting theory about the new Arcade Fire song, and you can already listen to the new Decemberists tune. Besides those, also excited to hear the new Glen Hansard and Neko Case songs.

And I am not sure if this is going to gain or lose readers for this, but the new Taylor Swift song is excellent:

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