By Nicholas Jennings on Sunday, 22 June 2014
Category: Reviews

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.