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Mixtape: music from Revenge
By Libby Allen | Fri, 14 Sep 2012


"Revenge is universal. As primal as the need for love, sex, or the feeding of a searing hunger. Revenge crosses time and culture. It starts unwinnable wars and visits generations of blood feuds on families with unsettled scores. Revenge is as old as humanity. Dark and dramatic and endless." So says Mike Kelley, creator of Revenge, M-Net’s latest series to expose the dark side of the white picket fence.

We’re taken to the Hamptons, where money, beauty and status wield literal cut-throat power and, where Emily Thorne is quietly and precisely exacting revenge on her neighbours. It is a world of cocktail dresses and even more cocktails aboard a millionaire’s row of yachts. But behind the smiles and garden parties there is an overwhelming sense of paranoia in Revenge, and its soundtrack- sophisticated, sad and often quite eerie- is a perfect complement to this kind of manicured violence.

So, from the best moments so far, and to whet your appetite for what’s to come, we bring you the Revenge mixtape:

Agnes Obel - Riverside:




Little Dragon - Twice:



Alabama Shakes - Hold On
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We also love Kurt Vile’s Baby’s Arms, Broken Social Scene’s Sweetest Kill, The Velvet Underground’s Oh! Sweet Nuthin' and Okkervil River’s One Soul Less On Your Fiery List.

Catch Revenge as it airs on Thursdays on M-Net at 19:30 and on M-Net Africa at 21:30.
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