(2014) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1

Various Artists

... read moreCurated by international pop star Lorde, the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 transcends the level of both quality and daring normally offered up on soundtrack albums for big-budget movies, opting to lean more toward indie acts in sculpting a dark, menacing environment that matches...

49′:49″ 14 Songs

1
Meltdown
Various Artists
3:59
2
Dead Air
Various Artists
3:13
3
Scream My Name
Various Artists
3:33
4
Kingdom
Various Artists
4:02
5
All My Love
Various Artists
3:32
6
Lost Souls
Various Artists
2:51
7
Yellow Flicker Beat
Various Artists
3:53
8
The Leap
Various Artists
4:06
9
Plan The Escape (Son Lux Cover)
Various Artists
2:28
10
Original Beast
Various Artists
4:19
11
Flicker (Kanye West Rework)
Various Artists
4:11
12
Animal
Various Artists
3:16
13
This Is Not A Game
Various Artists
3:12
14
Ladder Song
Various Artists
3:14
Released 19 November 2014, This Compilation ℗ 2014 Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Review

Curated by international pop star Lorde, the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 transcends the level of both quality and daring normally offered up on soundtrack albums for big-budget movies, opting to lean more toward indie acts in sculpting a dark, menacing environment that matches the film's heavy atmospheres. Featuring some of the more exceptional names in indie rock, electronica, and dark, club-friendly pop, the true strength of the soundtrack is how it flows much like an album, paying close attention to subtle shifts in mood that come with each track. Standouts are plentiful, with Lorde herself contributing both the propulsive centerpiece "Yellow Flicker Beat" and a cover of Bright Eyes' "Ladder Song." "Yellow Flicker Beat" also gets the remix treatment from Kanye West, his more minimal reworking of the song credited as "Flicker." Other highlights come from the Chemical Brothers, Chvrches, and Bat for Lashes, who offers up a wintry cover of Son Lux's "Plan the Escape." ~ Fred Thomas