Music to Break Bad To – “DLZ,” by TV on the Radio

As much as Breaking Bad has come to redefine the cinematic scope of television shows, it also goes above and beyond in its use of music. By now, the stature of the average Breaking Bad musical montage is beyond repute, and even the most unassuming of instrumental compositions can pack as much of a wallop as the show’s action. Vince Gilligan and crew have obviously striven to make every aspect

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Pura Vida Conspiracy – Gogol Bordello

Music is a means of expression, a way for the artist to convey and transfer their own emotions to others. For much of what is considered commercial pop music, this aspect isn’t given all that much consideration beyond base level notions of catchiness or demographic appeal. Even so, among those artists that do aim to have their music embody what they’re feeling, there is a surprising lack of songs that

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Electric – Pet Shop Boys

Were Pet Shop Boys a wider known presence in America, they’d likely be on the verge of over-saturation by this point. Since 2009, the electronic duo of Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant have produced three studio albums, a live concert DVD, a ballet, and an anthem for last year’s Olympic Games (the latter falls above Muse’s “Survival” but below Future of the Left’s “Failed Olympic Bid” in terms of quality; my

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The Big Dream – David Lynch

Where to start with ‘The Big Dream?’ I mean, it’s David Lynch, so of course there’s stuff to talk about. You know that scene at the Silencio theater in Mulholland Drive? Better interpretations have been offered than anything I could provide here, but let it be said that there’s a touch of that scene to “The Big Dream.” Hung as the title track is on its brittle drum beat and

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