If you've been reading the Y! Music Playlist Blog for any amount of time, you're probably aware that I'm fascinated with songs about death. Whether it's the fear of death, or suicide, or murder, or car accidents, it's a subject that's a powerful foundation for the songwriter.
Everyone ponders mortality, and a song can express what words alone cannot when it comes to the eternal repose. I can dig any genre of music you could throw at me, but at my core, I'm a child of the modern rock or "alternative rock" movement born of the 1980s. It's just what I happened to listen to during my impressionable years before my musical tastes expanded to present levels.
What better way to celebrate my alternative rock roots and fascination with "death songs" than to create an alternative rock death song playlist? Well, this is it, and the end result includes songs about death, songs inspired by death, or songs that use death as a metaphor. It contains 19 heavyweight alt rock bands like The Pixies, The Smiths, The Cure, Joy Division, The Replacements, The Violent Femmes, They Might Be Giants, Oingo Boingo and others.
20. Jaws Of Death - Primal Fear