The Great Gatsby Soundtrack Might Be Better Than The Movie Itself

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The Great Gatsby film stillNow that we've seen pretty much the entire movie via trailers and teaser clips and exclusive GIFs and all that bullhonkery, I think I can safely say that the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby might be better than the movie itself. The movie is supposedly coming out on May 10th (but it's already been pushed back once, so no guarantees!), with the soundtrack being released on May 7th — and the track list being released today. Ha ha! What fun! Here it is in its entirety:

1. “100$ Bill” – Jay-Z
2. “Back to Black” – Beyoncé x André 3000
3. “Bang Bang” – will.i.am
4. “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
5. “Young and Beautiful” – Lana Del Rey
6. “Love is the Drug” – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
7. “Over the Love” – Florence + The Machine
8. “Where the Wind Blows” – Coco O. of Quadron
9 “Crazy in Love” – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
10. “Together” – The xx
11. “Hearts a Mess” – Gotye
12. “Love is Blindness” – Jack White
13. “Into the Past” – Nero
14. “Kill and Run” – Sia

There are a lot of big names on there, nicely mixed with people I vaguely know or have never even heard of. And conveniently, someone's gone to the trouble of sampling every song on the album and putting them all in the same place — the results of which you can find below.

The sampler appears to be missing the track from Andre 3000 and Beyonce, but otherwise, everything else seems present and accounted for. And the thing is, the music is actually pretty good! All the groups managed to merge their own sound with a kind of melancholic, old-timey sound. I kinda love it — especially the stuff from Sia and Florence + The Machine. Those were both nice touches.

Even though we're not hearing good things about the movie itself, the producers at least seem to have gotten their shit together in every other arena. It's a great cast, with great costumes, great original story, and now, great music. So why am I still dreading seeing it?

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