Sunday, December 04, 2011

Tv serie tunes

Some great tunes of tv series I watch (or have watched this year)

Brian Jonestown Massacre - Straight Up And Down
Just sounds like someone's breaking the law and having fun doing it.
Some found it a strange choice for theme song of BE, I don't.

The tune on the end of Boardwalk Empire s01e12 (I think)
Life's a funny proposition
Check the vid on youtube for lyrics if you want. Really gives a feel for the time, but it does sound a bit...weird.

Game of thrones intro
Just epic.

The Walking Dead tune by Bear McCreary
It just whispers this eerie atmosphere. It creeps me out

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Weeds Spotify lists

*updated playlists on the 22nd of September 2012
The list is far from complete since a lot of tracks can't be found in Spotify (yet). But I feel they're still worth sharing:

Weeds Season 1 tracks

Weeds Season 2 tracks

Weeds Season 3 tracks

Weeds Season 4 tracks

Weeds Season 5 tracks

Weeds Season 6 tracks

Weeds Season 7 tracks  (Updated 22nd of September 2012) help me add more tracks.

Weeds Season 8 tracks  (Created 22nd of September 2012)

I've also compiled them all in one list so you can choose:
Weeds all tracks  

Also check out the spotify playlist for The Wire (check The Wire post link in the sidebar).
Showtime itself has an oversight and a lot of playable music Some music they've got playable isn't on my lists, but there are also tracks on the spotify lists that aren't playable on the Showtime site.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Spotify & Youtube

I've only used youtube links so far and aside from copyright stuff that prevents people from wachting it from their country it works quite well. A bigger problem is the broken-link problem. Therefore I will, in future releases, also try to include a spotify playlist link. I realize that Spotify is not available in all countries yet and I've also noticed it sometimes has strange 'not available in your country' issues but I think it is usefull enough.

What will this mean? I will try for instance to create a complete as possible playlist for the tracks from The Wire and some other posts and add this as a link to the posts. I hope Spotify will keep improving so even less well known music gets included.

I'll also try and update that particular post. Thanks for everyone who's still been commenting on that post. I dó read every comment and try to give an answer. If you've got info I miss, please add it in the comments.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sucker Punch OST

It's been way too long. I've finally decided to reanimate this ánd take some good time digging up info on tracks from The Wire since it's by far the most popular and asked for content.

Sucker Punch OST (all links go to youtube)
1 Emily Browning - Sweet dreams (are made of this)
2 Björk ft Skunk Anansie - Army of me (sucker punch remix)
3 Emiliana Torrini - White rabbit
4 Queen ft Armageddon (aka Geddy) - I want it all/We will rock you mash-up
5 Skunk Anansie - Search and destroy
6 Carla Azar & Alison Mossheart - Tomorrow never knows
7 Yoav ft Emily Browning - Where's my mind
8 Emily Browning - Asleep
9 Carla Cugino & Oscar Isaac - Love is the drug

As a short note on the movie: I liked it. I can enjoy the layered storyline although they could've done a better job at it. The steampunk action scenes were just over the top nazi-zombie raids and attacks on dragons and orcs lead by Spock Prime which is basicly food for 'Awesome!' motivational posters.

Sweet dreams gives the soundtrack a dark and gloomy start.

Army of me
Björk's voice really fits the absurd world they've created and Skunk Anansi gives it a finishing action touch reminding me a bit of of the triphop tracks featured in the Blade Soundtracks (espec. #3).

White rabbit: Some classics shouldn't be touched is something you hear people say often enough, and I sometimes tend to agree, but if you hear Torrini's take on this one, these people are proven wrong.

I want it all/we will rock you
I didn't know the rapper Armageddon but he really manages to make a possibly strange illfitting mix into an awesome raw track. The fact that I didn't cringe when he raps/talks over We will rock you surprised me positively since it's not strange to come across horrible tracks that try make an easy hit by using we will rock you sample.

Search and destroy: Another classic touched in an awesome way. Skin has the voice to make it raw and the band gives it exactly enough agression.

Tomorrow never knows
Never heard of Carla Azar before, but I really like this dreamy sound. Somehow it conjures up an image of a dance in an opium filled room of a harem (I know...crazy).

Where is my mind? I could play this on repeat all day, gloomy rock that sticks.

Asleep: I'm leaving on a jetplane (nót a cover - just reminds me of it), but different. I could fall asleep to this, in a good way.

Love is the drug
Isaac's introduction gives a Moulin Rouge feeling to this track and you've got to love that eastern European accent that Cugino uses in this song. Great trumpets!

This is the best soundtrack I've heard this year. A sign of a good soundtrack is that it fits the movie like a glove and at the same time is able to hold its own, and that's exactly what it does. It contains covers and mixes of some great classic songs and these bands manage not only to nót screw these classics over, but to pull it off! I don't know if there were any songs especially made with this movie in mind, but the selection is gold.