8 Songs, 28 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When the zombie apocalypse comes, you’ll want a solid soundtrack to play while you’re dodging brain-eating minions of the undead. Sure, it took three seasons of The Walking Dead before the good folks at AMC bestowed fans with a soundtrack, but (as bands like My Bloody Valentine and Mazzy Star have shown us) you can’t rush good music. Jamie N Commons sets a desolate, dystopian tone here with his haunting acoustic blues opener, “Lead Me Home.” As his lyrics beg and pray to be shown a safe way home, it’s easy to think of the series’ characters and wonder if there’s any chance for a home to exist in a world ravaged by hungry cannibalistic walkers. Bear McCreary’s “Main Title Theme Song” gets the remix treatment by UNCLE, giving the eerie notes and tones some much-needed life. Voxhaul Broadcast’s unsettling “You Are the Wilderness” sounds influenced by post–White Stripes indie-blues bands like The Black Keys and Wolfmother. Baby Bee’s “Love Bug” shares a similar love for cranked old tube amps, distorted vocals, and slide guitar. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

When the zombie apocalypse comes, you’ll want a solid soundtrack to play while you’re dodging brain-eating minions of the undead. Sure, it took three seasons of The Walking Dead before the good folks at AMC bestowed fans with a soundtrack, but (as bands like My Bloody Valentine and Mazzy Star have shown us) you can’t rush good music. Jamie N Commons sets a desolate, dystopian tone here with his haunting acoustic blues opener, “Lead Me Home.” As his lyrics beg and pray to be shown a safe way home, it’s easy to think of the series’ characters and wonder if there’s any chance for a home to exist in a world ravaged by hungry cannibalistic walkers. Bear McCreary’s “Main Title Theme Song” gets the remix treatment by UNCLE, giving the eerie notes and tones some much-needed life. Voxhaul Broadcast’s unsettling “You Are the Wilderness” sounds influenced by post–White Stripes indie-blues bands like The Black Keys and Wolfmother. Baby Bee’s “Love Bug” shares a similar love for cranked old tube amps, distorted vocals, and slide guitar. 

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Customer Reviews

4 out of 5

659 Ratings

659 Ratings

The Walking Dead soundtrack

Cole Pouge

I can't wait for "The Parting Glass" song to be available for purchase. It's one of the most haunting moments of the entire series. Love this show, so the songs must be equally as great.

WORTHLESS

mtnjam

WIthout Bear's music? its not even worth a star. This is a waste of space. WHere is the score to the show? that's what we want!

Very sparse missing tons of songs

Lucille is thirsty

I love the idea of a TWD soundtrack. I have always loved the music, the instrumentals and well known songs, Drivers Seat last season was a treat to hear. So I was really looking forward for this to be released since I purchased parting glass in October, very haunting song. Great concept bad execution on AMC's part I mean where's penny's lullaby "Bye baby bunting" and Mr. Coleman's "It Could Happen to You" 8 songs? I hope this is the prototype until the full soundtrack is released because the is okay, but not good enough. Please include more songs guys!

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