I put together my own little playlist of my faves.
In case you can't see the embedded Playlist.com player above, here are my Dystopian musical picks (in no particular order):
1. It's the End of the World as We Know It by REM
A natural choice. It's the end of the world as we know it. And I feel fine.
2. Sons & Daughers by The Decembrists
This little ditty is about crawling out of the bunker after all the bombs fade away:
3. 1984 by David Bowie
This song is from the album Diamond Dogs, which is all about Orwell's 1984 meets glam rock.
4. Life During Wartime by the Talking Heads
This Talking Heads' song is about a war that breaks out in the US.
5. Panic by the Smiths
It's just a generally good song about panic breaking out in the streets.
6. London Calling by the Clash
It's an apocalyptic, politically charge rant from my youth. The ice age is coming, / the sun's zooming in / Meltdown expected /the wheat is growing thin...
7. Another Brick in the Wall (pt 2) by Pink Floyd
There may be better dystopian Floyd songs, but this one captures the flavor of teen dystopia, me thinks. We don't need no thought control .
8. Karma Police by Radiohead
From one of Radiohead's albums all about dystopia...
9. Diamond Dogs by Beck (originally by David Bowie)
This is part of Bowie's glam-tinged version of dystopia, where killer robots hunt humans. I included the Beck version because it's much shorter than Bowie's
10. In the Year 2525 by Zager and Evans
Zager and Evans take us down the path of humanities evolution (or devolution).
Bonus track: The Humans are Dead by the Flight of the Concords
This is one should be watched:
What are your favorite dystopian / post-apocalyptic songs?