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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