Gotta listen to 'Star Wars Headspace,' 'The New Cupid,' 'Jesus Lay Down Beside Me'

Various artists, "Star Wars Headspace" (Hollywood Records). How's this for a dream gig? The beat producers were given the keys to the "Star Wars" kingdom by producer Rick Rubin and invited to use the franchise's various sound effects and dialogue however they saw fit. The result is a bleep and bloop party featuring new work by artists including Flying Lotus, Shlohmo, Kaskade, Royksopp and Claude VonStroke. Rubin, long a behind-the-boards presence, even steps into the spotlight to offer his own track, called "NR-G7," as well as a remix. 

Each of the 15 tracks is distinctive. Flying Lotus' "R2...