1. June- Tchaikovsky | 2. Dancers on a String Reprise- Bioshock | 3. Cynthia’s Theme- Pokemon Black and White | 4. Killer Queen- Queen | 5. Cipher Admin’s Theme- Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness | 6. Everybody Wants to Rule the World- Tears For Fears | 7. Crazy in Love- Emeli Sandé & The Bryan Ferry Orchestra | 8. ONBS Building- Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness | 9. Synchronize/Sugilite- Steven Universe Soundtrack | 10. Playing With the Big Boys Now- Prince of Egypt | 11. Bad Girls- M.I.A. | 12. Diva- Beyoncé | 13. Malachite- Steven Universe Soundtrack | 14. A Fight to the Death- Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix | 15. Run the World (Girls)- Beyoncé | 16. White Noise ft. AlunaGeorge- Disclosure | 17. Gulper- Skylaners Trap Team | 18. Senorita Bonita- Celldweller | 19. Dreamcatcher- Skylanders Trap Team | 20. ME!ME!ME!- Teddyloyd ft. Daoko | 21. Bend it Like You Just Don’t Care- Tiësto | 22. Lady with Amazing Legs- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders [Destination] | 23. Shoot Him Down- Alice Francis | 24. All We Got- Fergie | 25. Bust Your Kneecaps- Pomplamoose
Love Emile Sandé. Loving this jazzy version of Beyonce's Crazy in Love even more! Emile and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra added some new flare to the song for the upcoming movie, The Great Gatsby. So excited!
From all the substances in the world, I truly believe that “love” is the most dangerous of them all. This track actually takes me right there next to you. I wish I could tell you how much I still love you.
BRYAN FERRY ORCHESTRA THE JAZZ AGE
The biggest surprise of any record this year. This is the music of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music re-imagined as if it came from a 1920s hot jazz band, and it works so well. It’s entirely instrumental, so you don’t hear Ferry’s amazing croon, but, truth be told, this band of seasoned British old-timey players are so good, I don’t miss his voice. The recording, in mono, feels cozy and evokes old recordings but with clarity and spark. Wait till you hear the classic Roxy Music song “Love Is the Drug” (unless you already saw this year’s film version of The Great Gatsby, where it also appeared.) —Bob Boilen
I’ve been listening to this soundtrack all day, and I’m crazy in love. I’ll probably listen to it more as I sit on the bus on my way to Boston tonight, re-reading and finally taking in the brilliant words of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The Jazz Age by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra should not really work. The whole plan seemed weird - cover your own work in the style of the 20′s jazz. Then there is also the lack of Ferry’s voice that can instantly turn the cruellest irony into a savage heartbreak. It all looked a bit off. Nonetheless, the record works. It is a surprisingly solid addition to Ferry’s oeuvre.
I know I’ve posted this before, but I love it so much that it pulls at something deep inside - you know when you find a piece of music that is so beautiful it makes you want to cry, every phrase, every second is perfection. I can listen to it on repeat for hours, the volume turned up high when I’m on the tube or down low and sleepy when I’m lying in bed at night. It never gets old, it always makes the hairs on the back of my neck rise, and there’s that tugging again, deep in my heart, in my bones, like a longing for something unknown but familiar as those bones, that heart.
I have a lot of feelings about this piece of music.