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Misfits: Original Soundtrack - Review

Misfits OST

Review by Jack Foley

IndieLondon Rating: 4 out of 5

BEHIND every cool show is a good soundtrack… well, almost. But when a TV show relies on pop culture references and looks to appeal to a predominantly young fanbase then a kick-ass soundtrack is usually a boost.

Hence, Channel 4’s popular superhero drama Misfits now has the soundtrack its hipness deserves.

Featuring 18 tracks, the ensuing playlist boasts an indie vibe that mixes genre stalwarts such as Blur and Echo & The Bunnymen with big beat/dance orientated acts such as Chemical Brothers and Death in Vegas.

The mix is therefore nice and eclectic, boasting some well known faves with hip but maybe just off the radar tracks, as well as the odd composition from Vince Pope.

The highlights are many, whether it’s The Cure’s timeless Lullaby, Death in Vegas’ moody Dirge, Echo & The Bunnymen’s gothic leaning The Killing Moon or Blur’s hopelessly romantic neo-French To The End.

Then there’s the renegade spirit of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s moody, riff-laden Rifles to savour, the dance-enhanced romanticism of Chemical Brothers’ club-tastic Swoon (in a Boys Noize Summer Remix package), and the dirty rock-blues of The Black Keys’ Thickfreakness.

And in case those recommendations aren’t enough to tickle your fancy, there’s Foals really rather excellent Spanish Sahara, Maps’ cool Love Will Come and Massive Attack’s typically classy Paradise Circus.

What’s more, you don’t even have to have seen Misfits to savour it! The sign of any really good soundtrack compilation!

Download picks: Spanish Sahara, Swoon, Lullaby, Paradise Circus, Dirge, Rifles, To The End

Track listing:

  1. The Rapture – Echoes
  2. Foals – Spanish Sahara
  3. The Chemical Brothers – Swoon (Boys Noise Summer Remix)
  4. The Cure – Lullaby
  5. Vince Pope – Into The Storm
  6. Maps – Love Will Come
  7. The Black Keys – Thickfreakness
  8. Massive Attack – Paradise Circus
  9. Vince Pope – Simon & Alisha’s Theme
  10. Steven Mason – All Come Down
  11. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Rifles
  12. Death In Vegas – Dirge
  13. The Fratellis – Creepin Up The Backstairs
  14. Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
  15. Grace Jones – I’ve Seen That Face Before
  16. Labi Siffre – I Don’t Know What Happened To The Kids
  17. Blur – To The End
  18. Vince Pope – Misfits – End Titles