The Lego Movie(and its follow-up) set the bar for animated film soundtracks in recent memory, but Trolls: World Tourpulls a trick familiar to kids’ media immemorial: being just referential enough to give the grown-ups something to chew on.
With Ozzy Osbourne more or less playing himself in the film, Rachel Bloom’s Heart and Scorpions covers, a remix of Parliament’s Atomic Dog, and the Lauper-aping Trolls Wanna Have Good Times, Trolls: World Tourneatly bridges the gap between the kids and their Gen X parents. Millennials aren’t forgotten though: hot takes from HAIM, Kelly Clarkson, Anderson .Paak, and franchise mainstay Justin Timberlake give Trolls: World Tour something for everyone.
Trolls: World Tour is out now via Sony.
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