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Soundclash! The Best Custom Soundtrack Mash-ups Ever

Burnout Paradise

Burnout games are frequently known for having downright bloody shocking soundtracks, so we felt no guilt whatsoever about messing with Paradise's tunes. Satan, thy name is EA Trax.

Samuel Barber - Adaggio For Strings

Have you ever stopped for a moment to consider the nihilistic destruction that makes up a Burnout game? Empty, driverless cars which seem to exist only to tear around, stubbornly destroying themselves and each other until nothing is left but twisted burning metal. Try playing Road Rage with the haunted, mournful strings of Samuel Barber's classic Adaggio For Strings ebbing and flowing over the angry roar of engines. You'll see what we mean. Tragic, fatalistic senselessness abounds.

M83 - Don't Save Us From The Flames

But if you just want to kick back and enjoy a hedonistic blitz through the sun-kissed streets of Paradise City, you can't do any better than M83's Don't Save Us From The Flames. Even if the lyrics didn't innocently evoke the imagery of a nasty car crash ("Out of the flames, a piece of brain in my hair, the wheels are melting... Bleeding all around, liquid metal through my veins"), the jubilantly soaring guitar and keyboard would make this track the ultimate celebration of all things Burnout.

It's so unapologetically euphoric that it makes crashes spectacularly poetic (As evidenced several times in the first half of this video. Ahem) and is the the perfect sonic partner to have in the passenger seat to spur you on into cockily hurling your car through the air and generally making a nuisance of yourself at high speeds (As evidenced in the second half).

6 comments

  • SWEDE7769 - April 12, 2009 6:48 a.m.

    Disposable Heroes for Gears. reCAPTCHA - Warfield 665-3600 somebody's phone #? WTF?!?!
  • OHMYGODIMONFIRE - April 11, 2009 2:39 p.m.

    Great article! I'm a little surprised some Metallica didn't come up in this though. You should make another article like this. Try Halo 3 and "For Whom the Bell Tolls".
  • FancyRat - March 20, 2009 1:53 a.m.

    'The Chase' is also the intro music for George Noory's awesomely crazy late-night conspiracy theory show.
  • Blackbird - May 16, 2009 10:48 a.m.

    @SWEDE7769 JAA hurra för Metallica! By the way, great article!
  • TenBear - May 6, 2009 1:11 p.m.

    very good. loved both of them. but i think the ending song to bladerunner would be best suited to a game like mass effect. audio style is similar but Vangelis - Blade Runner End Title Theme would punch up the atmosphere
  • pyrostar403 - March 20, 2009 3:07 p.m.

    YAY i'm Second thats a first!

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