The World's End [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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The World's End [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Review

by Heather Phares

As with Edgar Wright's other movies, the apocalyptic pub crawl World's End has a witty, fitting soundtrack. The film follows a group of friends as they try to top an epic night out they had 20 years before, and the bulk of these songs recapture the very best of Brit-pop, indie, and pop that the late '80s and early '90s had to offer. Along with stone-cold indie classics like Suede's "So Young," Pulp's "Do You Remember the First Time?," the Sundays' "Here's Where the Story Ends," Inspiral Carpets' "So This Is How It Feels," and Teenage Fanclub's "What You Do to Me," the set also digs deeper into the era with slightly lesser-known cuts such as the Housemartins' "Happy Hour" and the Beautiful South's "Old Red Eyes Is Back." A good chunk of World's End's music exists in the intersection between indie and dance that led to trends like baggy back in the day, and the party-hard sounds of Primal Scream's "Loaded," the Soup Dragons' "I'm Free," and the Happy Mondays' "Step On" make the perfect contrast to the dire situations in which the film's characters find themselves. World's End isn't just more entertaining than your average soundtrack, it's also a lot more fun than most compilations of '90s music, making it a worthwhile listen for those who haven't seen the movie but love the sounds of that time.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Primal Scream 04:22 SpotifyAmazon
2 Blur 03:19 SpotifyAmazon
3 00:09 SpotifyAmazon
4 The Soup Dragons 03:51 SpotifyAmazon
5 Suede 03:38 SpotifyAmazon
6 Pulp 04:22 SpotifyAmazon
7 00:04 SpotifyAmazon
8 Teenage Fanclub 01:57 SpotifyAmazon
9 The Stone Roses 04:15 SpotifyAmazon
10 00:07 SpotifyAmazon
11 Soul II Soul 03:37 SpotifyAmazon
12 The Doors 03:16 SpotifyAmazon
13 Definition of Sound 03:43 SpotifyAmazon
14 00:03 SpotifyAmazon
15 04:35 SpotifyAmazon
16 The Sisters of Mercy 04:28 SpotifyAmazon
17 The Housemartins 02:21 SpotifyAmazon
18 00:26 SpotifyAmazon
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