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The just-revealed T2: Trainspotting soundtrack mixes the old and new

T2: Trainspotting
T2: Trainspotting

Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting features one of the great film soundtracks of the 1990s, mashing together Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Blur, and more into a kinetic chemical cocktail for disaffected youth. So Boyle’s 21-years-later follow-up, T2: Trainspotting, has some big musical shoes to fill with its own set of songs.

Polydor Records released the track listing for the film today, suggesting that Boyle isn’t looking to fix anything that wasn’t broken with the first film’s sonic choices. The first track listed is a remix of the original’s most iconic song, Iggy Pop’s “Lust For Life”, by way of The Prodigy. (The British electronic group teased the remix on its Instagram last month.) The rest of the album is a similar grab bag of the old and new, with recent bands—Wolf Alice, British DJ High Contrast—sitting alongside old standards like Queen, Underworld, Blondie, or The Clash. The biggest new presence is Mercury Prize-winning hip hop group Young Fathers, who show up three times on the album. You can see the full track list (with links to most of the songs, so you can judge them for yourselves) for the soundtrack below.


T2 Trainspotting: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1. Lust For Life (The Prodigy Remix)—Iggy Pop

2. Shotgun MouthwashHigh Contrast

3. SilkWolf Alice

4. Get UpYoung Fathers

5. RelaxFrankie Goes To Hollywood

6. Eventually But—Underworld and Ewen Bremner

7. Only God Knows—Young Fathers

8. Dad’s Best FriendThe Rubberbandits

9. DreamingBlondie

10. Radio Ga GaQueen

11. It’s Like ThatRUN-DMC vs. Jason Nevins

12. (White Man) In Hammersmith PalaisThe Clash

13. Rain or ShineYoung Fathers

14. Whitest Boy On the BeachFat White Family

15. Slow SlippyUnderworld

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