EA Sports music lineup gets its groove on

Hockey, hoops, and NASCAR racer all get final soundtrack courtesy of in-house music division Trax.

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With the hire of its current worldwide executive of music and audio Steve Schnur--a former music biz exec who paid his dues at Capitol, Arista, and Elektra Entertainment, among other top studios--in 2001, Electronic Arts intelligently anticipated the benefit that would come from integrating music into the player experience. Now, no publisher worth its share price on the NASDAQ goes without at least one ace music spotter and negotiator hired to police the musical waterfront. Gamers expect top-quality tunes and triple-A bands to complement their virtual exploits, and for the most part, that's what they get.

Today, EA announced soundtracks to three upcoming titles: NBA LIVE 2005, NHL 2005, and NASCAR 2005 Chase for the Cup.

The full soundtracks for each game are as follows:

NBA Live
Bump J - We Don’t Play No Games *
MC Lyte - My Main Aim *
Joell Ortiz - Mean Business*
Nomb - Carolina Pride
Don Yute - Dem Gals (NBA Live 2005 Mix)
Pete Rock Feat. Kardinal Offishall - Warzone (NBA Live 2005 Mix)
Stat Quo - The Best *
Wylde Bunch - Our Lyfe
Will.I.Am. - Go!
Dirtbag - Here We Go
Murphy Lee feat. Jazze Pha & Jody Breeze - It’s In Da Game *
Lloyd Banks and Young Buck - Me Against You *
The D.O.C. - Mind Blowin’
Brand New Heavies - Jump ‘N Move

NHL 2005
Ash - Orpheus Burning Brides - Heart Full of Black
Dropkick Murphys - Time To Go
Faith No More - From out of Nowhere
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Hazen Street - Fool the World
Jersey - Saturday Night
Letter Kills - Radio Up
Lola Ray - Automatic Girl
Papa Roach - Not Listening
Sugarcult - Memory
The Fups - Lazy Generation
The Network - Roshambo
The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Karmageddon

NASCAR 2005 Chase for the Cup
Magna-Fi - Where Did We Go Wrong
The Hiss - Clever Kicks
Submersed - Divide the Hate
Seven Wiser - Life
Atomship - Pencil Fight
Saliva - Survival of the Sickest
Foghat - Drivin' Wheel
Papa Roach - Not Listening

* indicates an exclusive track for the game only

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