13. Nero, “Into the Past”
SL: Playing in the background of a Baz Luhrmann flick, I can see how this song would add to the impact of the movie. But as a song, it doesn’t do anything for me. 1 1/2 out of 5
MO: It definitely has a “background music” quality to it–I think it comes from the hushed singing voice. However, the more I listen to it, I enjoy it. 3 out of 5.
14. Sia, “Kill and Run”
SL: Easily the best track on the album. With three singers battling it out for the tragic love song on this album, Sia comes out on top. Her song is more cinematic than Florence’s and her vocals are more lively than Lana’s. It’s a strong finish to the soundtrack. 5 out of 5
MO: Well, Sia is Sia. She’s sensational. I think I prefer Lana’s tune at the moment because it’s slightly poppier, but the more I listen to “Kill & Run,” the more it grows on me. It’s definitely the most accomplished and beautiful track on the album. I’m not putting it on repeat quite yet, but I could see it happening. 4 out of 5