Feature: The Music From Skins (S6, E2)

After last weeks varied selection of tracks, Skins Episode 2 had rather a lot to live up to. Focusing on the tumultuous, traumatic relationship between Grace and Rich, in truth it was a rather weak episode, lacking any direction or solid storyline. Anyway, I’m not here to analyze the script; here’s my opinion on the music used in this weeks episode, and the chance to stream all the tracks in one place.

First band practice – Fuck NorrisFilthy Woman

Awful band name, and fairly awful song, yet it did the job for opening the episode. Almost impossible to avoid touching upon cliches when inserting a band into a TV drama; at least they didn’t ask The Vaccines to play.

Rich gets into the hospital – KankouranIt’s Alright Follow

Surf-pop track released earlier this year, in a similar vein to The Drums. Good find.

Rich and Grace ‘have sex’ – Broken ClockChallenge

Slightly too dance-y for what could have been a fairly emotional scene, yet events later in the episode put the scene in context.

Rich on his bike - Beirut - East Harlem

One of the highlights from last years The Rip Tide, and an excellent choice.

Alarm clock in Blood’s house – Katrina and the Waves - Walking On Sunshine

Predictable, but I presume that’s what they were going for. Why Rich needed to throw the alarm clock out the window, I do not know.

Rich watches tapes of Grace – Lucy RoseDon’t You Worry

Cute little track, fitted in nicely to the atmosphere of the scene.

Hospital phone holding music – Phil CollinsEasy Lover

Classic, slightly tongue in cheek as well.

Rich sits alone in Grace’s room - Apparat - Black Water

Used twice in the episode (see last track), although it’s a truly glorious composition, so you can’t really blame them.

Rich and Alo fight – LorenaGuadalupe Plata

Fuzzy, upbeat rock rather fitting for the comical feel to the ‘fight’.

Rider pulls up in his car – The GamePut You On The Game

Dis-likable, arrogant guy plays dis-likable, arrogant track. Yada yada yada.

Party at Blood’s house – Fuck NorrisWe Are One

Again, horribly contrived yet drenched in sarcasm.

Rich looks for Grace – BoddikaYou Tell Me

A fantastic producer, although perhaps wasn’t the best opportunity to use this track. Could possibly have done with a faster paced composition.

Rich and Grace sex scene – SegalVessels

This Segal guy must have a deal with Skins. A little too Skrillex for me.

Rich discovers Grace has died – ApparatBlack Water

Used again. A fairly moving scene, and a perfectly fitting track.


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