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Various artists - Girls Volume 2: Music from the HBO Original Series

Music is central to Lena Dunham’s acclaimed TV series, about the post-college lives of four young women. So it’s natural that its second soundtrack sounds a lot like the personal playlist of Hannah and her friends. Where the last mixtape featured everything from Robyn’s buoyant “Dancing on My Own” to Icona Pop’s trashy “I Love It,” the latest is a heady mix of indie-pop old and new. Oasis’ 1995 classic “Wonderwall” sits comfortably alongside a recent remix of Cat Power’s “Free,” Beck’s new “Blue Moon” and Vampire Weekend’s update of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m Going Down.” In keeping with Hannah and her galpals’ soul-searching, there’s introspection in Aimee Mann’s “How Am I Different” and mome...
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Various artists - Girls Volume 1

When TV’s Girls debuted last year, its creator insisted that although her series also dealt with New York women, it wasn’t another Gossip Girl or Sex and the City . “ Gossip Girl was teens duking it out on the Upper East Side and Sex and the City was women who figured out work and friends and now want to nail family life,” said Lena Dunham, also a star of the series. “There was this whole in between space that hasn’t really been addressed.” Focusing on the lives of four women in their early 20s, Girls became a runaway hit. Its soundtrack is equally refreshing, offering infectious indie-rock from Fleet Foxes, melodic pop from Fun and retro-cool from Canada’s Tegan & Sara, who cover the Ro...
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