It shouldn't work. Soundtracks made for blockbusters featuring music "inspired by" the film are usually colossal disasters. Almost laughably so. And in many ways the Mockingjay soundtrack is kind of a hot mess. But it works, despite the clunky title. This is a dystopian soundtrack for a dystopian movie. And it's all curated by an 18 year old. Instead of force feeding music aimed at the kids, they just made one do the heavy lifting. Lorde is all over this album, showing up in some form or another in a half dozen of the songs. And the artists she's roped in are all very solid choices. Pusha T, Tove Lo, Bat For Lashes, Raury, Chvrches, Haim, Q-Tip(?) the list goes on and on. They shouldn't be on records together but here we are. It doesn't always work obviously but that's what keeps the album unpredictable. The Chemical Brothers with Miguel? Sure, why not? It worked for Mos Def and Massive Attack on the Blade 2 soundtrack. Major Lazer and Ariana Grande? I don't even care for either but I kinda dig it. Now will any of this music be in the actual movie? Probably a track or two during the credits. But it sounds like something those kids in District 13 would bump on their iPods, if they had them.