Listen to Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel Soundtrack Now

February 25, 2014 | Andy Cush

Wes Anderson’s use of music in his films can verge on self-parody, but when he catches you off guard with a tune, the results can be sublime: think Margot Tenenbaum exiting the bus to Nico’s “These Days,” or the Darjeeling Limited brothers funereal walk to The Kinks’ “Strangers.” So approach Pitchfork’s stream of the soundtrack to The Grand Budapest Hotel, his new film, with caution. Who knows: the Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra’s performance of “Kamarinskaya” might really knock you off your feet.