The Vampire Diaries – Obsession never sounded so good

In the not-so-distant past, successful soundtracks were predominantly limited to the motion picture industry. However, since the late 90s, we’ve been seeing more and more popular TV soundtracks make an appearance on the charts.

One such television show soundtrack that I feel no music fan should be without is Original Television Soundtrack: The Vampire Diaries. You know that in order to satiate the fans of the wildly popular WB hit, there’d better be some pret-ty amazing music featured. Music with bite, if you will…

Video for Sky Ferreria’s “Obsession,” the first single from the soundtrack.

Featuring an eclectic mix of both established and up-and-coming artists as well as music unavailable anywhere else, I’d say Original Television Soundtrack: The Vampire Diaries definitely fits the bill. In fact, I’ll do one better and say it raises the bar for television soundtracks. Let’s face it: we get plenty of sunny pop and adult contemporary offerings on various other programming, but there just isn’t much available for the darker, more brooding, alterna-fan on network television.

The track listing is as follows:
Stefan’s Theme – Mike Suby
Running Up That Hill – Placebo
Currency of Love – Silversun Pickups
Hammock – Howls
Sleep Alone (909s in the DarkTimes Mix) – Bat for Lashes
Bloodstream (Vampire Diaries Remix) – Stateless
We Radiate – Goldfrapp
Obsession – Sky Ferreira
Head Over Heels – Digital Daggers
Down – Jason Walker
Beauty of the Dark – Mads Langer
Cut – Plumb
All You Wanted – Sounds Under Radio featuring Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy
The Fellowship – Smashing Pumpkins
On Melancholy Hill (Feed Me Remix) – Gorillaz
1864 – Mike Suby

Of the music I’ve been able to preview from this soundtrack, my favorite is hands-down Placebo’s “Running Up That Hill, ” very closely followed by Bat For Lashes’s “Sleep Alone.”

While this is exactly what you’d expect these days from “horror” aimed at the teen set (basic soundtrack indie/alternative), this is far more palatable and memorable for me than most TV soundtracks simply because I already adore many of the artists featured. I can’t wait to hear the soundtrack-exclusive tracks!

Original Television Soundtrack: The Vampire Diaries hits stores on October 12.
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays on The CW; check your local listings for time.

(Note: the views expressed here are solely the views of the author. No monetary compensation was provided for this review.)

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8 Responses to The Vampire Diaries – Obsession never sounded so good
  1. singlemama_cc
    October 7, 2010 | 11:20 pm

    Is Bieber more pre-teen horror than teen horror or call we just call this….bieber = HORROR

    Seriously, I loved this post & love checking out these tunes but when I saw teen horror my mind went “BIEBER” and my blood briefly boiled.
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  2. Ri
    October 8, 2010 | 2:31 am

    Wow – Placebo’s cover of Running Up That Hill is like a totally different song. Love it!
    (And I can honestly admit that I would have never heard it if not for this post, so THANK YOU. Dude, this is exactly what TMM is all about. Woo! :) )
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