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October 15, 2014

Unoriginal Soundtracks #95: Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

The surprise hit of the season is an action game based on the Lord of the Rings books (not the films) by the developers of The Matrix Online. It mixes satisfying, flowing combat with the metal themes of orcs, the undead, and torture and it inspires this metal-heavy podcast.

October 01, 2014

Unoriginal Soundtracks #94: Desert Golfing

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

To hear a mirror in a song
And heaven in a music podcast,
Hold infinity in your ears
And 27 minutes in Unoriginal Soundtracks for Desert Golfing.

September 29, 2014

Shuffled #61: Splits

Every other Wednesday either Matt or Alex C-Y share their love of music in an assortment of ways. Shuffled is a podcast whose format is as varied as their tastes in music, so hopefully you won't ever be bored and everyone can find something to enjoy.

Diving once again into the vinyl pile! This month is a collection of ripped split EPs that go pretty much all over the place. Apologies in advanced for the low quality of some of these rips. Read that as record speak for "I need a new stylus."

September 17, 2014

Unoriginal Soundtracks #93: Brütal Legend

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

This episode of Unoriginal Soundtracks brings rap, '50s rock and roll, and soul about live music and the people who make it possible. And maybe some metal about metal itself.

Unoriginal Soundtracks #92: Broken Age, Act 1

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

These playlists about growing up, breakfast cereal, and bakery are conveniently presented here with two embedded audio players. Switch between the two episodes at will.

August 27, 2014

Shuffled #60: 2014 Then, Now, and Soon

Every other Wednesday either Matt or Alex C-Y share their love of music in an assortment of ways. Shuffled is a podcast whose format is as varied as their tastes in music, so hopefully you won't ever be bored and everyone can find something to enjoy.

We are well past the halfway point of the year 2014. Let's not dwell on the present too much though. Instead here's a bunch of handpicked tracks that dropped this year (and a few that are up and coming).  Full playlist after the jump.


July 23, 2014

Unoriginal Soundtracks #91: Spintires

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

Spintires is a surprisingly fun offroading simulator. Instead of Euro Truck Simulator's sat nav, you scout the terrain in your soviet Land Rover knockoff and devise the best route to take your log-laden trucks. This playlist of southern rock, country, and rap would fit on one of the vehicle's tape decks, if communist Russia allowed such western decadences.

July 09, 2014

Unoriginal Soundtracks #90: Super Hexagon

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

Super Hexagon is a fast paced gauntlet-running game with a chiptune-techno soundtrack. There's no techno here, but this playlist is full of funk, punk, and pop about geometry.

July 04, 2014

Shuffled #59: The Long Play

Every other Wednesday either Matt or Alex C-Y share their love of music in an assortment of ways. Shuffled is a podcast whose format is as varied as their tastes in music, so hopefully you won't ever be bored and everyone can find something to enjoy.

The average length of song these days is somewhere around 3 minutes (Ed. Note: This is 100% a guess). The average length of the songs on this week's podcast is about 9 minutes (Ed Note: Somewhere thereabouts). I suggest tucking in for the long haul on this one, because while the playlist only has 9 songs in it, the show is a well over an hour (Ed. Note: 1 hr 31 mins and 18 sec to be exact).

June 25, 2014

Unoriginal Soundtracks #89: Watch_Dogs

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

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