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This is the other reason why Grand Theft Auto 5 is AWESOME

 

GTAV-Peace2The whole world is a buzz over the latest version of Grand Theft Auto 5 with valid reason. The game just set a new record as being the quickest game title to reach 100 BILLION DOLLARS…….I mean 1 BILLION =/

And if you have picked up the game you can totally see why it crushed all the sales records. Regrettably I have not picked the game up. Mainly due to the fact that I’m knee deep in a bunch of other open world games and I think my subconscious has been purposely steering me away from the local GameStop. But one thing I will pick up is the latest Grand Theft Auto soundtrack. I’m not sure if people have forgotten or maybe it’s an after thought, but I don’t think people realize that the soundtracks to the last couple of GTA’s have been awesome! The guys at RockStar have consistently put in a ton of work to produce a soundtrack that is equally as good as each of their games.


GTA Vice City Greats Hits
It was the soundtrack that got me to pick up Vice City, not the idea of slapping hoes and stealing cars, even though that was pretty fun too. Grand Theft Auto Vice City’s soundtrack was great because it fit in perfectly with the totally 80’s, Miami Vice, Don Johnson type feel of the game.

GTA San Andreas

To be honest when GTA: San Andreas came out the only thing I did pick up was the soundtrack. Mainly because is it was the one CD (those round things they put movies on now) that had Slick Rick, Cypress Hill, James Brown and Rage Against the Machine just on Disc 1!! Between Disc 1 and Disc 2 of GTA: San Andreas you had the perfect musical snap shot of my teenage years of growing up in Los Angeles.

Grand Theft Auto 4
Then they did it again with GTA 4 Liberty City when they took it to New York City and delivered a gritty and grimy soundtrack that brought that extra touch of realism to the game. I mean the soundtrack had a tracks by NAS, Mobb Deep and Busta Rhymes! How many video games you now have can do that?

The-Music-of-Grand-Theft-Auto-V
From the list of artists on iTunes it looks like GTAV picked up right where 4 left off. True this soundtrack is not as “themed” as the previous ones, but it does offer a little bit of everything for everybody. You have a wide range of artists featured, with tracks from bands like Flying Lotus to Bootsy Collins.

So if you’re a fan of any of the Grand Theft Auto games turn back around and check out the sound tracks. I think you might like what you hear. Oh, and also check the “official” tracklisting for GTAV below this article or on www.rockstargames.com/V/music

 

The Music of Grand Theft Auto V – Volume 1: Original Music
1. Oh No – Welcome To Los Santos
2. BJ The Chicago Kid – Smokin’ and Ridin’ (feat. Freddie Gibbs & Problem)
3. Twin Shadow – Old Love / New Love
4. Neon Indian – Change Of Coast
5. Wavves – Nine Is God
6. Gangrene – Bassheads
7. Flying Lotus – Stonecutters
8. HEALTH – High Pressure Dave
9. OFF! – What’s Next?
10. Tyler, The Creator – Garbage
11. Nite Jewel – Nowhere To Go
12. A$AP Rocky – r – Cali
13. Age Of Consent – Colours
14. Marion Band$ – Hold Up (feat. Nipsey Hustle)
15. 100s – Life Of A Mack
16. Favored Nations – The Set Up
17. Yeasayer – Don’t Come Close
18. The Chain Gang Of 1974 – Sleepwalking

The Music of Grand Theft Auto V – Volume 2: The Score
Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist & Oh No, DJ Shadow
1. We Were Set Up
2. A Legitimate Business Man
3. A Haze Of Patriotic Fervor
4. Los Santos At Night
5. North Yankton Memories
6. The Grip
7. Mr. Trevor Philips
8. A Bit Of An Awkward Situation
9. No Happy Endings
10. His Mentor
11. (Sounds Kind Of) Fruity
12. Minor Turbulence
13. Chop The Dog
14. A Lonely Man
15. You Forget A Thousand Things
16. Impotent Rage/Am I Being Clear Now?
17. Fresh Meat
18. Therapy And Other Hobbies
19. Rich Man’s Plaything
20. The Agency Heist
21. Hillbilly Crank Dealers’ Blues
22. Welcome To Los Santos (Outro)

The Music of Grand Theft Auto V – Volume 3: The Soundtrack
1. Flying Lotus – The Kill (feat. Niki Randa)
2. Lee “Scratch” Perry – I Am a Madman
3. Jai Paul – Jasmine (Demo)
4. George McCrae – I Get Lifted
5. Kausion – What You Wanna Do
6. Charlie Feathers – Can’t Hardly Stand It
7. Weirdos – Life of Crime
8. Mexican Institute of Sound – Es Toy
9. Joe Goddard – Gabriel (Soulwax Mix) [feat.Valentina]
10. Bootsy Collins – I’d Rather Be With You
11. Bob Seger – Hollywood Nights
12. Dan Croll – From Nowhere (Baardsen Remix)
13. Problem – Say That Then (feat. Glasses Malone)
14. Waylon Jennings – I Ain’t Living Long Like This
15. Yellowman – Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
16. Simple Minds – All the Things She Said
17. Toro y Moi – Harm in Charge
18. Hot Snakes – This Mystic Decade
19. Cashmere Cat – Mirror Mau

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I was born in Cleveland and raised in Los Angeles. Grew up with my face in a comic book and my head in the clouds. I have made many life decisions based on what would certain comic book or movie characters would do… this includes joining the United States Marines, getting into fights, starting random businesses and living in Japan for awhile. Some good decisions some bad, but all worth it.