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April 08, 2011

Unoriginal Soundtracks Podcast: Heavy Rain Edition

Every other Wednesday I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, songs about world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Searching for random terms on Spotify is a great way to discover new music and rediscover old classics.

Heavy Rain is one of the best flawed games of the last five years. It makes you feel helpless with an X button, but uses that same X button to absurdly repeat your son's name; it adapts its story so there is no failure, but that story is a sub-standard murder mystery; its characters are some of the most emotive on a console, but they sound like they belong in another country.

Track list
Serial Killer -- Motörhead -- Buy the MP3
Drown Me Slowly -- Audioslave -- Buy the MP3
Heavy Rain -- The Selecter -- Buy the MP3
Hide the Evidence -- Dragbeat -- Buy the MP3
British Accent -- The Brotherhood -- Buy the MP3
Origami -- Obi Best -- Buy the MP3 -- Buy the MP3
Only Happy When it Rains -- Garbage -- Buy the MP3
I Drink -- Mary Gauthier -- Buy the MP3

[This episode contains a stinger for our friends at World 8.]


Matt said...

If your goal was to get me to listen to this episode again after I play Heavy Rain, then good on ya, sir.

ch3burashka said...

Thanks for creeping me the hell out with that intro.

Alex R. Cronk-Young said...

Hah, I know! I listened to the episode at about 3 in the morning last night when I was out driving around for work all by myself. I think Alex is trying to spook us to death.

Alex Martin said...

I was hoping someone would queue up a load of podcasts, get to that one, then wonder what was going on.

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