7Jun

City Of Ruin – The Playlist

You know the score. This is my playlist for City of Ruin. Some tunes selected for appropriateness, others for sheer awesomeness, others for irony. All were on at some point when I wrote it. Here’s the Nights of Villjamur playlist, with a link to Spotify. Oh, and I was reminded to do this because of a question in a forthcoming interview with Speculative Scotsman. So here we go, song then artist.

Lullaby — The Cure
Climbing Up The Walls — Radiohead
Their Law — The Prodigy
Blood Money — Luke Pickett
Frontpage Stardom (Ft. Eminem) — Hittman
Weighty Ghost — Wintersleep
Sabatoge — Beastie Boys
Cripple And The Starfish — Antony & The Johnsons
The City — Joe Purdy
She Keeps Me Dreaming — Colin Hay
The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning — Smashing Pumpkins
Frightening Lives — Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew
Fuck Forever — Babyshambles
Lark On My Go-Kart — Asher Roth
I Will Possess Your Heart — Death Cab for Cutie
Secret Garden — Bruce Springsteen
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) — Green Day
Should I Stay or Should I Go — The Clash
Prenzlauerberg — Beirut
Joker and the Thief — Wolfmother
Fountain of Youth — The New Amsterdams
Crying — TV On The Radio
None Shall Pass — Aesop Rock
Dumb I Sound — Sufjan Stevens
Swing Swing — The All-American Rejects
Postcards from Italy — Beirut
Idioteque — Radiohead
Don’t Look Back Into The Sun — The Libertines
The Bold Knight — Seth Lakeman
Come As You Are — Nirvana
Hush — Kula Shaker
Should You Return — Copeland
The Man Who Told Everything — Doves
Devils & Dust — Bruce Springsteen
Sæglópur — Sigur Rós
Who Found Whose Hair In Whose Bed? — Owen
Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt — We Are Scientists
Jump Around — House of Pain
Angel — Massive Attack
Vancouver — Jeff Buckley
The Orchids — Califone
So Much Trouble — Matt Pond PA
Catacomb Kids — Aesop Rock
Let Go — Frou Frou
Paint the Silence — South
Inside Your Head — Eberg
Yellow Brick Road — Raine Maida
Sometime Around Midnight — The Airborne Toxic Event
Penicillin — Martin Grech
The Man Who Can’t Be Moved — The Script
Hymn #101 — Joe Pug
Brianstorm — Arctic Monkeys
So Quiet You Were (Alternative Mix) — Go:Audio
Little Victories — 65daysofstatic
When The Levee Breaks — Led Zeppelin
Zepherus — Bloc Party
Sweet Disposition — The Temper Trap
Hair of the Dog — Senses Fail
Stitches — The Dykeenies
What Sarah Said — Death Cab for Cutie
Kids Will Be Skeletons — Mogwai

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About Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.

3 comments

  1. Some fine tunes there. It has actually made me put the Pumpkins track on as I type this.

    However, I don’t think I could write to anything with lyrics or I’d start transcribing. No, I need something loud and instrumental. Have currently been writing to 2 Steps From Hell these past 3 weeks and yet to tire of it

  2. Nice list. I generally just play one of the itunes hard rock radio stations while writing.

    I like the variety, lol.

  3. Oh, and can I recommend Panic Switch by Silversun Pickups. 🙂