Three-lane 'track revved for NFS: Carbon

Electronic Arts grabs songs from a trio of genres for its trio of auto classes--exotics, muscles, tuners; artists include Wolfmother, Ladytron, Pharrell.

Unlike the speeding automobiles of Need for Speed: Carbon, Electronic Arts isn't cutting corners when it comes to the game's soundtrack. The publisher is once again tapping a mix of established artists with up-and-coming acts for its latest game soundtrack.

For Need for Speed: Carbon, the publisher is aiming to draw songs from three distinct genres to represent the three main classes of cars it is featuring in the game. The group of loud muscle cars will be represented by a selection of rock music from bands like Wolfmother and Eagles of Death Metal. High-tech tuner autos will drive to the tune of electro bands such as Goldfrapp and Ladytron. Finally, the exotic cars will take to the streets accompanied by hip-hop from acts like Lady Sovereign and Roots Manuva. A partial list of the soundtrack is listed below.

Need for Speed: Carbon is being developed by EA Blackboc in Vancouver and will be released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, and Game Boy Advance on November 1. Wii and PlayStation 3 versions are also in development. For more on the game, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

Artist / Song
Dynamite MC / "Bounce"
Dynamite MC / "After Party"
Eagles of Death Metal / "Don't Speak (I Came to Make a Bang!)"
Ekstrak feat. Know-1 / "Hard Drivers"
Every Move a Picture / "Signs of Life"
Gary Numan/Tubeway Army / "Are 'Friends' Electric"
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five / "Scorpio"
Goldfrapp / "Ride a White Horse (Serge Santiago Remix)"
Kyuss / "Hurricane"
Lady Sovereign / "Luv Me or Hate Me"
Ladytron / "Sugar (Jagz Kooner Remix)"
Ladytron / "Fighting in Built-Up Areas"
melody. / "FEEL THE RUSH (Junkie XL Remix)"
Metro Riots / "Thee Small Faces"
Part 2 feat. Fallacy / "One of Dem Days (Remix)"
Pharrell feat. Lauren / "Skateboard P Presents: Show You How to Hustle"
Priestess / "I Am the Night, Colour Me Black"
Roots Manuva / "No Love"
Spank Rock / "What It Look Like"
Sway / "Hype Boys"
The Bronx / "Around the Horn"
The Presets / "Steamworks"
The Vacation / "I'm No Good"
Tiga / "Good as Gold"
Tigarah / "Girl Fight (Mr. D Hyphy Mix)"
Tomas Andersson / "Washing Up (Tiga Remix)"
Valient Thorr / "Heatseeker"
Vitalic / "My Friend Dario"
Wolfmother / "Joker and the Thief"
Yonderboi / "People Always Talk About the Weather (Junkie XL Remix)"

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101 comments
Crab1068
Crab1068

suck-ass soundtrack... get rid of all rap, drum n bass etc, in with the metal!

SaiyanDragoon
SaiyanDragoon

I wish there was more rap. Besides rap is a nightime thing.

bigelf72
bigelf72

This game looks so freaking lame....I loved undergrouond 1 and 2,but I avoided Most wanted because I knew they where working on this one. But I have to tell you, I'm seriously dissapointed. Waring factions reminds me of Midnight club....one team of street racers against another. They tottaly just combined Most Wanted with Underground....nothing innovative there, just more cheesy object like doughnuts with bad physics to knock down. The graphics are the same....nothing new Moving on....

xx06adam06xx
xx06adam06xx

this game looks great and i am going to get it as soon as it comes out and i hope u can do up cars better then most wanted

fastpunk
fastpunk

Goldfrapp is insane. It really is driving music. Roots Manuva and Tiga are also good but the rest is just "all flash-no substance" music. I'll be playing this with my winamp on and the game's music on mute.

yonajj
yonajj

its obvious that all need for speed games should have more rap songs then rock songs... i dont know how to explain it, but rap songs gives you that feeling of "illeagel street racing at night" :D or something like that

CrazyNico
CrazyNico

My favorite car in the game is The Shelby GT500 and also I like all the old cars of 1960's, 70's 80's and 90's. I like the BMW M3 GTR and lots of other cars. I like Canyon racing and I like the dark!

SP2008
SP2008

when demo comes out

xlassiter
xlassiter

why they can't have any more rap song too much rock

mancaind
mancaind

NO NO I HATE TO MUCH ROCK SONGS IN RACING GAMES

eugenicz
eugenicz

Well, the soundtrack from the last few games (the 2 undergrounds and most wanted) pretty much sucked. I miss the good old days when you could toggle between "Rock" or "Techno", which ended with NFS: Hot Pursuit 2. I wish they'd bring back the techno / trance tracks, they just get your adrenaline pumping when you're pushing your ride to the limits, avoiding the authorities and at the same time avoiding the traffic all around you! Tracks from the likes of Snoop Dogg and Fat Joe for instance just don't cut it. Sorry, but that's just my opinion.

dav1000
dav1000

yeee phat, sway and lady sovereign. dnt really like lady soveriegn 'cept frm her 1 tune-Adidas hoodie remix. saw sway live n it was propa buzzin, bt the rest of the songs on the list aint my cuppa tea. nice to hear tht ther'll be sum english rap tho

tartar23
tartar23

can any one name the track we hear in the intro movie ? the intro movie is listed on gamespot as official trailer/movie 2 . It's the one where the guy in the green car explains everything to the guy in the silver aston . I think the intro track sounded pretty cool , but EA could've spent a lil bit more money & give us a better soundtrack , as well as more licensed car models , no offense - I loved the cars in NFS mw , but the total number was like 34/35 only , where you get 300+ licensed models in pgr3 or forza , I'd love to see a Pagani Zonda or a Subaru Imprezza in NFS , won't u ?

Gabriel_gtc
Gabriel_gtc

Please show us the game's system requirement . And I suggests that EA should add a mp3 player to the game so that we can listen or add songs when we play the games.

SP2008
SP2008

when will demo comes

rodrigo_br
rodrigo_br

never heard 'bout many of those listed there... and i believe they should put musics that we hear on the radio an think: tha'd be cool for that game... even tough that some musics might be good, like ahn... Burnout 3 introduced me that band "Fall Out Boy" and some time after the game, the band was on TV and radios, maybe the game'd put them on the media... so, it's good to hear these unknow artists sometimes, but sometimes it isn't... anyway, as a guy said earlier, "i turn off the music and turn up the engine sounds" that's cool if the engines sounds are like the real ones and if the parts you put on the engine(and the muffler tip) make a difference at the final sound, if the engine sound is somehow like those from Top Gear then i might put the game on mute and get my MP3 to hear it as i play the game... the guys here with the Xbox have that advantage of custom soundtrack... i hope that Sony's PS3 comes with something like that...

Funkyhamster
Funkyhamster

They should put Ridin' (by Chamillionare) in an NFS soundtrack sometime...

razil_230
razil_230

any thing from nfs it will be awesome

younggotti
younggotti

I agree with the_real_VIP! DJ Shadow is pretty sweet too. Nonetheless, i'm pretty sure it'll be a good soundtrack. I haven't heard any of the tracks (except for GMF and the furious 5), so i won't judge what i don't know. Something some of you probably need to learn.

7ate9
7ate9

I like how you can pass all this negatitive judgment without even hearing the tracks. Obviously they are picking music that has a vibe that goes with the style of the game. And you won't feel the style until you actually put your hands on it. NFS:MW had some good grooves, although most of them unknown, but the problem is repetition. After a while hearing the same songs just gets annoying. And the same would apply even if they had huge acts on the soundtrack. I just turn the music off and the engine noises up. I don't need music for a good race. I've felt that way since the first Gran Tourismo game.

mike-oxbig
mike-oxbig

Lady Sovereign is a cheap chav!!!

J_Bigg
J_Bigg

GOOD POINT!!!!!!!! AT LEAST SOMEBODY GOT SOME BRAINS. LordSasori

ChancreScolex
ChancreScolex

The point was to get lesser known artists and give them some exposure, I'm happy especially to see Lady Sovereign, Goldfrapp, Wolfmother, Yonderboi, and Ladytron. At least EA is doing something right. ..And it was probably cheaper for them too, it is EA after all.

AFAgent47
AFAgent47

I personally like the opportunity to hear something new. Only heard of a couple of these artists so it should be interesting. Plus you know some will grown on you. Seriously, if you dont like it, stop complaining and put the stereo or ipod on. whiners.

uenfudbvaukbf
uenfudbvaukbf

haven't heard of almost any of these artists (don't watch mtv, bet, or listen to the radio). remove pharrell, his singing sucks more than a whore

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

Down with metal, I wanna hear Hip Hop mixed with Techno like in Initial D.

J_Dawg04
J_Dawg04

This soundtrack sucks. NFS could have done much better. No big name metal. 3/4 of these people ive never even heard of.

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

Seriously, where's the big bass hip hop/gangsta rap?

sharinganboy
sharinganboy

Ok sersiously, what happened to the oldskool NFSU, with the UNDERGROUND, the awesome techno songs, the big bass hiphop stuff, death metal and screamo does not vbelong in a racing game, much less even with cars. I just cant imagine people riding in tuners, blasting senses fail. I mean, hiphop and techno is cars, either slow rolling, or the fast paced stuff. I think this could be better. WAAYYY better. this playlist i give a 2 of 10

ninjajuggalo810
ninjajuggalo810

i have never heard of any of these songs/artists so i cant get excited about it

dondidit2u
dondidit2u

LOL THANK GOD FOR MY IPOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT EVER HAPPENT O NEED FOR SPEED UNDERGROUND TRACKS IT WAS THE BOMB BUT I WILL BE STREAMING FROM MY COMPUTER OR IPOD EITHER WAY I WILL NEVER HEAR THESE SONGS!!!!!!!!!!

i-dunno
i-dunno

Yay! Eagles Of Death Metal and Kyuss! If only there was some QOTSA too.

gt4freak1985
gt4freak1985

the songs absolutel blow ass. sorry but screw you ea. I loved the fact that underground 2 and nfs mw had a couple of great metal bands. I absolutely despise rap as much as a christian despises the devil. I am not I am still undecided about this game, nfs underground 1 and 2 sucked, but nfs mw was awesome becuase it was hot pursuit with underground mixed. But I dont know about this game with team racing and all. EA keeps getting their developers to come up with some lously cheap gimmicks to get us to by their games, they destroyed nascar games, did it to nfs and brought nfs somewhat but I am not happy about a rice burner racing ea game, if carbon does not have real damage to the actual cars then, i am not buying it, They promised damage back in underground 1 and havent delivered in mw. The damage in hotpursuit 2 was pretty awesome. but come on ea stop being such a money grubbing power hungry publisher and give us what we want!

mike-oxbig
mike-oxbig

i've heard of some of these bands. And alot of them are good, Eagles of Death Metal, Ladytron, Tiga's and Tomas Andersson are good DJ's. its nice to have a wide range of music instead of some old hip-hop/R&B gob **** you ofen have to put up with. but then you do all have your custom playliat?? everyones happy!!!

Jonnydingle
Jonnydingle

Subscribe to Rhapsody. All the music for 10 bucks a month. Full songs too not just 30 second previews. No I don't work for them I am just a huge fan.

remy_marceaux
remy_marceaux

It's sad that most of the MTV generation (sigh, which I'm a part of...) doesn't learn to broaden their horizons, especially when it comes to music. And as a rule of thumb, if you don't like it, listen to your own music instead of *****ing. I actually prefer to hear more original sounding tracks as opposed to the top 30 on MTV and MTV2.

Kreestas
Kreestas

dont recgonize more than half of those

DemonKaiba
DemonKaiba

Ok EA are we promoting games or unknown upcoming underground artists? Back to playing my playlist....again!

simon50
simon50

Grandmaster flash and wolfmother, nice. Dunno about the others.

alex_ec
alex_ec

hmm... ill have to see... i hardly recongnise some of the bands... still, theres always the posibility to turn off the music and jam some beats with my winamp in the back.

olthof
olthof

Cool, but for Lady Sovereign they should have used "Random" instead.......... THAT SONGS KICKS ARSE!!!

4lic
4lic

great soundtrack...EA knows how to put good music into a game

jwrebholz
jwrebholz

That's it. I have washed my hands of Need for Speed. There hasn't been a really good NFS game since High Stakes.