Songs in the Key of X: Music From and Inspired by the X-Files

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15 tracks
Running time
65:35

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Mark Snow - X-Files Theme 4:00 4,926
2 Soul Coughing - Unmarked Helicopters 2:37 8,857
3 Sheryl Crow - On The Outside 8:01 7,810
4 Foo Fighters - Down in the Park 4:08 61,647
5 R.E.M. - Star Me Kitten (feat. William S. Burroughs) 3:30 470
6 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand 6:09 182,271
7 Filter - Thanks Bro 4:09 7,630
8 Frank Black - Man of Steel 4:59 5,512
9 Meat Puppets - Unexplained 3:43 3,887
10 Danzig - Deep 3:48 10,077
11 Screaming Jay Hawkins - Frenzy 2:10 2,588
12 Elvis Costello - My Dark Life (feat. Brian Eno) 6:20 234
13 Rob Zombie - Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn) (feat. Alice Cooper) 4:12 7,237
14 P.M. Dawn - If You Never Say Goodbye 3:50 3,359
15 P.M. Dawn - X-Files Theme (P.M. Dawn remix) 3:59 213

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  • jksterup

    I'm pretty sure that when I first listened to this CD back in high school, I had no idea who most of the artists were. Revisiting it nearly 20 years later, I'm impressed by the line-up: Nick Cave, Frank Black, Elvis Costello & Brian Eno! This is also the CD that first introduced me to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, for which I am eternally grateful.

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Surool

    I'd forgotten about the secret tracks on this CD (not listed here). Lifted from an Amazon review: There are two hidden tracks before the first track. These can be found by rewinding from Track 1 past 0:00 into "negative time". When you get to -9:15 let go and there are two new songs. One is by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds called "Time Iesum Transeuntem et non Reverendem" (Dread the passage of Jesus for he will not return) and the other one is by The Dirty Three and is a version of the X-Files Theme. The trick is having a CD player that will let you scan back that far.

    2 Mar 2011 Reply
  • CaveSMajster

    One of the best soundtracks

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Jerome38

    My first album !

    8 Oct 2010 Reply
  • PedroCorvino

    Recalling tracks I listened to 12 years ago... very pleasant Very good album indeed

    10 Jun 2010 Reply
  • mercykill

    They said it was: "a weather balloon It was a weather balloon..."

    12 Nov 2009 Reply
  • BlackCoffeeDuck

    Missing track ZERO Dirty Three and Nick Cave's Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Revertentum

    13 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Charcoal

    Here looking for a track I found on Napster probably going on 10 years ago. Looked here: http://testtube.monocromatica.com/releases/tube010.htm about 4 years ago. At this point, now looking for the same thing. A song which explains the conspiracy premise of the X-Files.

    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • everett3

    I am forever grateful to this album. It was the first album I ever bought, using my allowance when I was 11 years old, the extent to which it influenced my music taste is hard to explain.

    7 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Michahh

    amazing tracks by nick cave, foo fighters, elvis costello and screamin jay hawkins that fit the darkness and weirdness of the series perfectly

    12 Oct 2008 Reply
  • IndieChords

    Wow I know I was about 7 or 8 years old when my dad got this on cd, it had a nice fold-up inside it featuring the Smoker. I used to continuously listen to Sheryl Crow, Foo Fighters and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Actually I think this is what got me into early Foo Fighters in the first place.

    18 Aug 2008 Reply
  • garandhero

    awesome album, was like.. 12 when I got it ON CASETTE LOL.

    16 Aug 2008 Reply
  • ciiri

    oh, those memories from my veryvery early days, we listened this cd (which we got from my godfather) with my brother on the late nights and told horror stories and watched x-files and we were scared but we had a hell of a lot fun :D oh, it was so nice to be about 5 years old and have a bigbrother :D this album brings good memories <3 still lovin' the tracks on it :)

    25 Jun 2008 Reply
  • lesypersound

    haha i was angsting to this in middle school too.

    26 Feb 2008 Reply
  • fiftytwogypsies

    This album sailed me right through junior high. About a decade later and it has all but expired. I get the feeling finding a new copy will be hellish. Oh, Amazon...

    14 Aug 2006 Reply

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