FIFA 12 Soundtrack Announced

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Now that the Champions League has started (Go Chelsea!), the football season has really arrived. Yes I said football, that’s because you use your foot, to kick a ball! Anyway, before I start a second War of Independence let me move swiftly on to tell you all about the music that will be featured in the latest FIFA game, due out at the end of the month.

Gone are the days when the FIFA team recruited one currently hot band and used that track on EVERY SINGLE MENU. Instead the latest offering from EA boasts a boggling 39 artists from 15 countries. That’s more than I have on my iPod.

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Some of the bands you may have heard of include The Ting Tings, Kasabian and The Strokes, with more multi-national tuneage coming courtesy of Sweden’s Little Dragon and Australia’s The Medics, amongst others.

“Our belief is that FIFA soundtracks must always be more than just a collection of songs,” commented Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing at EA. (I swear they make these job titles up for a laugh) “We want to create a true international showcase that embodies dozens of nations and virtually every genre of music. We want to bring the world closer together by uniting the global cultures of soccer and music.” For his next comment, Steve went on to tell us that “I want to teach the world to sing.” That last sentence was a lie, sadly.

The complete in-game soundtrack for FIFA Soccer 12 includes:

ARTIST SONG COUNTRY
Alex Metric & Steve Angello Open Your Eyes England/Sweden
All Mankind Break The Spell Australia
Architecture In Helsinki Escapee Australia
Bloco Bleque / Gabriel O Pensador So Tem Jogador Brazil
Chase & Status No Problem England
Crystal Castles / Robert Smith Not In Love Canada/England
CSS Hits Me Like A Rock Brazil
Cut Copy Where I’m Going Australia
Digitalism Circles Germany
DJ Raff Latino & Proud Chile
El Guincho Bombay (Fresh Touch Dub Mix) Spain
Empresarios Sabor Tropical USA
Foster The People Call It What You Want USA
GIVERS Up Up Up USA
Glasvegas The World Is Yours Scotland
Graffiti6 Stare Into The Sun England
Grouplove Colours (Captain Cutz Remix) USA
Japanese Popstars Let Go England
Kasabian Switchblade Smiles England
La Vida Boheme El Buen Salvaje Venezuela
Little Dragon NightLight England
Macaco Una Sola Voz Spain
Marteria / Yasha Verstrahlt Germany
Monarchy The Phoenix Alive (Kris Menace Remix) England
Pint Shot Riot Twisted Soul England
Portugal. The Man Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now) USA
Rock Mafia The Big Bang USA
Spank Rock Energy USA
The Chain Gang Of 1974 Hold On USA
The Hives Thousand Answers Sweden
The Medics City Holland
The Naked & Famous Punching In A Dream New Zealand
The Strokes Machu Picchu USA
The Ting Tings Hands England
The Vaccines Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra) England
Thievery Corporation Stargazer England
Tittsworth & Alvin Risk / Maluca La Campana USA/Portugal
TV On The Radio Will Do USA
Tying Tiffany Drownin’ Italy
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Mark Coupe

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I'm a UK based gamer, as well as being more obsessed with video games and Doctor Who that any adult has a right to be. I keep telling myself I will grow up one day, but certainly not if I can help it.
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