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Crackdown 2's licensed music doesn't come near playing by the rules

We've been playing Crackdown 2. We've been listening to the licensed music. So, to answer the press release we received today, yes, we did know that the game features "an extensive soundtrack with hits from icons of rebellion." Man, it's crazy rebellious. In fact, the press release describes the music as "fantastic (or crazy)," so you know it's fantastic, or crazy! Crazy licensed, y'all!


Above: We reject your structure, man!

Our only real complaint is about some of the remixes - according to Executive Editor Brett Elston, the Bad Moon Rising remix is "awwwful." Some songs just don't need mashy-mixificating. Here's the full track list:

Cell Remixed
R.E.M. - Ignoreland (Kleptone remix)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising (Mistabishi remix)
Afflicted - Here come the cops (El B remix)
Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla (Mistabishi remix)
Johnny Cash - Man In Black (Sientific American remix)
Bob Dylan - Masters of War (Sientific American remix))
Whodini - Freaks come out at Night (Mistabishi remix)
Deltron 3030 - Virus (Dan the Automator remix)
7 Seconds - We're gonna fight (Sientific American remix)
7 Seconds - We're gonna fight (Tigerstyle remix)
Public Enemy - Louder than a Bomb (Bug remix)
The Damned - Smash It Up (King Cannibal remix)

Cell Licensed
King Cannibal - A Shining Force
King Cannibal - Aragami Style
The Bug - Angry
Tek-One - Broken String
Qemists - Dem Na Like Me
Dminds Maniac Cop
Reso - Otacon
Rossi B & Luca feat. Killa P - Police Ar Come Run
Atari Teenage Riot - Revolution Action
Jakes - Scannerz
Reso - Slap Chop
Starkey - Spacecraft
DJ Prime Cuts & Dyanmite MC - Warning (Eddie K remix)

Agency
Ame - Doldrums
Tokyo Blackstar - Kagura
Klaus Schulze - Invisible Musik
Morgan Kuhli - Journey of a Bird
Morgan Kuhli - Airmusique
Rice Mutt - 4Eliza #6
Ohler - Untitled 1
Noumena - Aggregate

Civilian  
Joker - Digidesign
Joker - Purple City (w/ Ginz)
Joker - Psychedelic Runway
Freeland - Do You (Joker rmx)
Daedelus - Touchtone
Stimming - Song for Isabelle
Headhunter - Life Form
Instramental - Photograph
Roots Manuva - Witness (1 Hope)
Qemists - The Demand
Qemists - The Affliction
Damm - El B
Mensah - Pulse 80's

Jul 1, 2010

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10 comments

  • Defguru7777 - July 2, 2010 7:46 p.m.

    Well, it's not like Crackdown 1 was well known for it's great music. I mean, you only heard it when you were driving. And I personally enjoyed jumping around more than driving.
  • oryandymackie - July 2, 2010 3:22 p.m.

    Nice that they have Daedelus on the soundtrack - he's pretty much unknown, but hides a great talent. Otherwise, the music sounds a little dodgy - I'm basing this on the fact that the music in the original Crackdown was awful.
  • AnonymouZ - July 2, 2010 5:47 a.m.

    man... if only i could type what i was thinking of that list in ONE word.... oh yeah!: LULSTERS!
  • nemesisuprising - July 2, 2010 2:40 a.m.

    wheres greeley estates? lol
  • hist - July 2, 2010 2:28 a.m.

    I'm with the others. Other than the obvious (R.E.M, Johnny Cash, Creedence, etc), I've never heard of any of these bands.
  • WoodyWoodrowAndThePanfluteOfDestiny - July 2, 2010 1:41 a.m.

    If they can score R.E.M. why not get a good R.E.M. song like "The One I Love"
  • VyseTheTetrisdork - July 2, 2010 1 a.m.

    @Dvsshark Nope. If not, then I'm in the same boat as you since I don't know most of the artists that aren't remixed.
  • Dvsshark - July 1, 2010 11:29 p.m.

    Is it bad if I don't who the hell most of these people are, and of the artist I do know they have some weird ass remix?
  • VooDooDevil1369 - July 1, 2010 10:30 p.m.

    Wow that sounds like most comprehensive collection of crap. And the stuff that's not crap, they turn into crap by doing crap remixes. Hope the game is not crap. Then we'll just have a huge crap sandwich
  • spawny0908 - July 1, 2010 10:05 p.m.

    play own music while playing game gotcha!

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