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http://assets-s3.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/71o8htn4akl-sl1200-1394224529.jpg Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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March 11, 2014

Divergent, Hollywood's next big Hunger Games, is based on a bestselling trilogy of teen novels set in a dystopian future. The movie's soundtrack offers an image of the dystopian present, wanly blurring EDM, alt-rock and hip-hop into post-Yeezus multiplex schlock. The best songs pair an on-fire Kendrick Lamar with psychedelic tricksters Tame Impala and A$AP Rocky with droning French techno guy Gesaffelstein. Elsewhere, arty British electro-pop singer Ellie Goulding gets three tracks – including "Beating Heart," a gray-day ballad written for the film in which she sings darkly from "the departure lounge of disbelief." Don't follow her there. It's superboring.

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