FTW Wednesday: Hunger Games Soundtrack

21 Mar

FTW(ednesday)

In the Entertainment Weekly Hunger Games issue, Taylor Swift described the songs on the Hunger Games soundtrack as “Appalachian music 300 years from now.”   Most of the artists, with the exception of Arcade Fire, Kid Cudi and Glen Hansard, seemed not even to attempt the futuristic angle, but the themes are definitely bleak and the sound is folky.  Most of the songs sound like they’d describe any poverty-stricken mining village, not necessarily District 12 facing a reaping.  Overall, I’m thrilled with the results.  If you have Spotify, you can listen to the entire soundtrack for free (but supporting the artists by buying it through your method of choice is encouraged).  For FTW Wednesday, I’m sharing some of my favorite tracks with you.


“One Engine” by The Decemberists (…and who’s surprised I love this?)


“Come Away to the Water” by Maroon 5 (this is one I didn’t expect to like)

“Lover is Childlike” by The Low Anthem.

Unfortunately, “Daughter’s Lament” by Carolina Chocolate Drops isn’t available for me to share, but definitely check it out on your own.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

~April

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