Girls, Vol. 3 (Music from the HBO Original Series)
Naturally, the indie-styled HBO series about modern young women should use some of the best female indie artists of the moment. Opening strong with the Grimes and Bleachers team-up “Entropy,” the third installment of the taste-making soundtrack ranges from painful catharsis to ethereal bliss. Ellie Goulding’s “Here’s to Us” and AURORA’s vulnerable take on David Bowie’s “Life on Mars” threaten to steal the show, as do two ballads from Michael Penn. These mood-swinging selections nail giddy new love as easily as they do bittersweet regret.