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10 Albums to Stream: ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ Ghost B.C., Hudson Mohawke, and More

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This week’s collection of album streams features an EP of covers by Ghost B.C. (SPIN cover star Dave Grohl acted as producer), plus the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which boasts new songs by the National, Lorde, Coldplay, and more. Find it all below.

1) Various Artists, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. “The National return in particularly morose form (that’s a good thing) on ‘Lean,’ the Brooklyn band’s contribution to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. The 15-song set is rounded out by a broad range of artists including Coldplay, Lorde, Sia with Diplo and the Weeknd, the Lumineers, Christina Aguilera, Patti Smith, and Mikky Ekko.” — SPIN (via iTunes Radio)

2) Hudson Mohawke, Hud Mo 100. “TNGHT mastermind and Kanye West collaborator Hudson Mohawke has shared a new mix of rare edits/remixes. Hud Mo 100 includes pieces ‘made over the last few years that ppl always a request’… Ranging from lasery dance-punk to ethereal trap music, the mix provides insight as far back as the Scottish producer’s early days circa 2008, demonstrating Hud Mo’s sense of inventiveness even at the ripe old age of 19.” — Consequence of Sound (via MediaFire)

3) Ghost B.C., If You Have Ghost EP. “Recorded and produced by [Dave] Grohl, If You Have Ghost takes its name from the opening [cover], Roky Erickson’s ‘If You have Ghosts’… Elsewhere, ABBA’s ‘I Am A Marionette’ highlights all the sinister intentions that always lurked in the disco track, while Army of Lovers’ ‘Crucified’ becomes creepy as hell with Papa Emeritus II’s growl.” (via Consequence of Sound)

4) Magik Markers, Surrender to the Fantasy. “Prior to a lengthy recording break, Magik Markers had put out about 40 releases — LPs, CD-Rs, 7-inches — in a seven-year period beginning in 2002. Despite various holdups, the group managed to make nine collages of psychedelic whispers, echoes, and clanging guitars. Multi-instrumentalist Pete Nolan says the theory behind the album was to return to the sound of jamming in a basement and using instruments like tape machines and synthesizers in unusual ways.” (via SPIN)

5) Cheap Time, Exit Smiles. “On November 19, Jeffrey Novak will release two separate albums. One is Lemon Kid, the Nashville tunesmith’s third solo effort and the other is Exit Smiles, the fourth full-length from Novak’s garage-glam crew Cheap Time. Now, a week before the LP’s drop date, the trio (rounded out by bassist-vocalist Jessica McFarland and drummer Ryan Sweeney) have shared the whole eight-track effort. Held together by proto-punk charge and modest, power-pop guitar-work, Exit Smiles is streaming in its entirety at SPIN.” (via SPIN)

6) Sun and Sail Club, Mannequin. “If Queens of the Stone Age called themselves ‘robot rock,’ then Vocoder-saturated bandroids Sun and Sail Club are rebooting the ’80s-era Transformers cartoon — bright, colorful, heavy as anything. More than meets the eye, this crew — former Kyuss/Obsessed bassist Scott Thomas Reeder and current Fu Manchu members Bob Balch and Scott Reeder — shoots the sludge-bubblegum stoner pop of contemporary bands like Torche and Baroness into the center of Bambaataa’s Planet Rock.” (via SPIN)

7) Museum of Bellas Artes, Pieces. “The Museum of Bellas Artes album we’ve been waiting for since the Stockholm trio crashed Sweden’s pop party four years ago is now streaming. Pieces expands on majestically foreboding advance tracks ‘Twine’ and ‘Abyss,’ as childhood friends Joanna Herskovits, Leonard Öhman, and Alice Luther try their ample powers of seduction on heady folktronica, spaghetti-western trip-hop, and at least one loping electro-pop tune about a relapse.” (via SPIN)

8) Abstraxion, Break of Lights. “Full of melancholic reveries and hybrid explorations, Break of Lights reveals Abstraxion to be a standout producer and true obsessive to his craft. Break of Lights, consequently, abounds with texturally rich, rapturous gems and thoughtful meditations on the passage of time.” — Rough Trade (via Other People)

9) Wooden Shjips, Back to Land. “Wooden Shjips have returned ashore with a brand new album. Back to Land brings with it eight tracks of colorful, fuzzed-out psychedelia that amass to the foursome’s most grounded and direct full-length yet.” — SPIN (via the Guardian)

10) Benjamin Britten, War Requiem. “Between the time when English composer Benjamin Britten began thinking about writing an oratorio that addressed the hell of war and the time he completed his War Requiem, the world was consumed by violence several times over… What Britten ultimately created is a response to the collective bloodshed and sorrow called War Requiem, which remains as vital and visceral as it was when it premiered more than 50 years ago… This exciting recording of the War Requiem, from the newly reconstituted Warner Classics, is available Nov. 19 — just before what would have been Britten’s 100th birthday on Nov. 22.” (via NPR)