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Various artists - Into the Woods

The movie version of Stephen Sondheim’s musical, which draws from several Grimm fairy tales, is certain to be a Christmas box-office smash. The soundtrack features a 69-piece orchestra and thrilling performances by such stars as Meryl Streep (the Witch), Johnny Depp (the Wolf) and Emily Blunt (the Baker’s Wife).
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Various artists - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

After 16 years and six epic films, Canadian-born soundtrack wizard Howard Shore brings the big-screen adaptions of J.R.R. Tolkien’s celebrated novels to a stirring conclusion. The award-winning composer’s score ends with Billy Boyd (Pippin in Lord of the Rings ), singing “The Last Goodbye,” an emotional ballad bound to bring goosebumps.
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Various artists - Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

The excitement around the soundtrack rivals that for the sci-fi series’ third instalment. Besides Charli XCX and Grace Jones, the album features Lorde, the collection’s curator, on the opening hip-hop jam “Meltdown,” the closing Bright Eyes ballad “Ladder Song” and two versions of her “Yellow Flicker Beat,” including a moody remix by Kanye West.
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Various artists - Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

This soundtrack for the movie adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir, starring Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, features some inspired choices. Bruce Springsteen’s “Tougher Than the Test,” Simon & Garfunkel’s “Homeward Bound” and the Hollies’ “The Air that I Breathe” provide note-perfect accompaniment to a tale of survival and self discovery during a 1,600-km wilderness hike.
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James Brown - Get On Up: The James Brown Story

The Godfather of Soul was an explosive, one-of-a-kind performer, capable of ecstatic gospel and frenzied funk. The new biopic, co-produced by Mick Jagger, sticks to his original music, including previously unreleased live recordings of “Please Please Please” and “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” that capture all the legendary star’s raw power.
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Various artists - The Fault in Our Stars

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort star as two teenagers who meet at a cancer support group in the movie based on John Green’s bestselling young-adult novel. The film is a feelgood romantic comedy, so the soundtrack wisely features uplifting indie-rock. There’s plenty of young British acts, from Birdy to Jake Bugg, and highlights include “All of the Stars” by English hitmaker Ed Sheeran and “All I Want” by Ireland’s Coldplay-like Kodaline. But two of the best songs come from U.S. bands: Grouplove’s rousing “Let Me In” and STRFKR’s catchy “While I’m Alive.” The 15-track collection is strong enough to stand of its own, even without the movie.
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Various artists - The Sapphires

The film about four Aboriginal girls who find fame singing for U.S. troops in Vietnam is a feelgood hit, fueled by its cast belting out soul classics like “What a Man” and “I Heard it Through the Grapevine.” Especially strong is new star Jessica Mauboy, the outback’s answer to Aretha Franklin.
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