10 Albums Essential for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Smart people are constantly and without rest preparing for the imminent Zombie Apocalypse. Countless battle and escape strategies are discussed and pondered over just as many scenarios, yet no one can ever seem to agree on the proper way to survive an attack from the undead.

Just as varied in opinions and as essential to survival, though much less discussed, is the music you would take with you to your safehold. In the heat of your grandmother trying to get her decomposing jaws around your juicy jugular you aren’t going to have the luxury of sorting through your CD’s for the music you want to take with you.

That’s why Troy from edjunkie.com and us here at Everyview highly suggest everyone with at least one functioning brain cell compose a list of 10 albums essential to survival and keep them somewhere immediately accessible. Check out our lists, put some thought into your own, and be sure to prepare yourself for an undead invasion.

Troy Kibodeaux (edjunkie.com)

10. Fun Lovin’ Criminals “Come Find Yourself”

9. Concrete Blonde “Concrete Blonde”

8. Fountains of Wayne “Traffic and Weather”

7. Coldplay “A Rush of Blood to the Head”

6. Explosions in the sky “All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone”

5. Smashing Pumpkins “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness”

4. Dwight Yoakam “Last Chance for a Thousand Years”

3. Blind Melon “Soup”

2. Static X “Wisconsin Death Trip”

1. The Jesus and Mary Chain “Darklands”

Zac Pritcher (Editor in Chief):

10. Motley Crue “Red, White, & Crue”

9. Bright Eyes “I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning”

8. Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s “The Dust of Retreat”

7. Rise Against “The Sufferer and the Witness”

6. Renae “The Coward, The Storm, and The Outlaw”

5. Gorillaz “Gorillaz”

4. Son of Dave “03”

3. Neutral Milk Hotel “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”

2. Bob Dylan “The Essential Bob Dylan”

1. Marcy Playground “Shapeshifter”

Casual Clay Cunningham (Editor):

10. My Morning Jacket “Z”

9.  Jeff Mangum “Live At Jittery Joe’s”

8. Radiohead “OK Computer”

7. Wilco “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”

6. Sigur Ros “Ágætis Byrjun”

5. Weezer “Weezer (the Blue Album)”

4. Nick Drake “Pink Moon”

3. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead “Madonna”

2. Bob Dylan “Bringing It All Back Home”

1. Neutral Milk Hotel “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea”

Andrew Majors (Senior Contributor)

10. My Morning Jacket “Z”

9. Hall and Oates “Greatest Hits”

8. Justin Timberlake “FutureSex/Lovesounds”

7. Daft Punk “Alive 2007”

6. John Mayer “Heavier Things”

5. Explosions in the Sky “Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever”

4. The Flaming Lips “At War With the Mystics”

3. Pink Floyd “Animals”

2. Coldplay “X & Y”

1. Tool “Lateralus”

John Rogers (Contributor)

10. Eminem “The Eminem Show”

9. Pantera “Cowboys From Hell”

8. Rush “Moving Pictures”

7. Metallica “…And Justice For All”

6. My Chemical Romance “The Black Parade”

5. Blink 182 “Take Off Your Pants And Jacket”

4. He Is Legend “I Am Hollywood”

3. The Killers “Hot Fuss”

2.Rancid “…And Out Come The Wolves”

1. The Beatles “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

Brandon Majors (Contributor)

10. The Black Keys “Thickfreakness”

9. Protest the Hero “Kezia”

8. At the Drive-in “This Station is Non-Operational”

7. At the Drive-in “El Gran Orgo”

6. At the Drive-in “Alfaro, Vive, Carajo”

5. DragonForce “Valley of the Damned”

4. Bad Religion “Generato”

3. The Descendants “‘Merican”

2. Sage Francis “Human the Death Dance”

1. Coheed and Cambria “Second Stage Turbine Blade”

22 thoughts on “10 Albums Essential for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

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  2. 10. Alkaline Trio – Remains
    9. Mew – And the Glass Handed Kites
    8. Bad Religion – The Process of Belief
    7. Thursday – Full Collapse
    6. The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
    5. At the Drive-In – In Casino Out
    4. Alkaline Trio – From Here to Infirmary
    3. Coheed and Cambria – The Second Stage Turbine Blade
    2. Bayside – Sirens and Condolences
    1. The Gaslight Anthem – Sink of Swim

  3. 10. William Shatner “Has Been”

    9. Spiritualized “Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space”

    8. Primus “Sailing the Seas of Cheese”

    7. Nirvana “Bleach”

    6. KMFDM “XTORT”

    5. The Horrors “Strange House”

    4. Filter “Title of Record”

    3. Dead Kennedys “Best of”

    2. Atari Teenage Riot “Burn Berlin Burn”

    1. NIN “Broken”

  4. 10. Beastie Boys “Ill Communication”

    9. Extreme “Accidental Collision of Atoms”

    8. Nirvana “Nevermind”

    7. Van Halen “1984”

    6. Ozzy Osbourne “Blizzard of Ozz”

    5. Marvin Gaye “Midnight Love”

    4. Motley Crue “Shout at the Devil”

    3. Def Leppard “Hysteria”

    2. Steve Miller Band “Young Hearts: Complete Greatest Hits”

    1. Run-DMC “Raising Hell”

  5. Good lord I promised to listen to everyone’s list. Now I am forced to listen to Radiohead and Eminem! Really some interesting choices though. I will listen to everyone of these cds over the next few weeks. I hope everyone will do this. Actually I can picture myself fighting off hoards of zombies while Eminem plays in the background

  6. 10.) Muse “Showbiz”
    9.) Beastie Boys “Hello Nasty”
    8.) Iron Maiden “Fear of the Dark”
    7.) Dream Evil “Evilized”
    6.) The Mothers of Invention “Freak Out”
    5.) Rage Against the Machine “Rage Against the Machine”
    4.) Pantera “Vulgar Display of Power”
    3.) Megadeth “Peace Sells…. but Who’s Buying”
    2.) Tool “10,000 Days”
    1.) The Moody Blues “Octave”

  7. 10. Asking Alexandria “Stand Up and Scream”
    9.The Beatles “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band”
    8.Red Hot Chili Peppers “Californication”
    7.Blink 182 “Enema Of The State”
    6.Blink 182 “Take Off Your Pants And Jacket”
    5.Dead And Divine “The Machines We Are”
    4.Everclear “So Much For The Afterglow”
    3.In This Moment “Beautiful Tragedy”
    2.Michael Jackson “Thriller”
    1.Ricky Martin “Ricky Martin”

  8. 10. Passion Pit – Manners
    9. Fear Before the March of Flames – The Always Open Mouth
    8. The Essential Johnny Cash
    7. Death Can For Cutie – Plans
    6. Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
    5. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
    4. Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
    3. Marcy Playground – Shapeshifter
    2. Mew – And the Glass Handed Kites…
    1. The Used – The Used

  9. 10. Flogging Molly “Drunken Lullabies”
    9. The Avett Brothers “The Second Gleam”
    8. The Black Crowes “Shake Your Money Maker”
    7. Bruce Spingsteen & The Session Band “Live in Dublin”
    6. Counting Crows “Films About Ghosts”
    5. David Bowie “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”
    4. The Killers “Sam’s Town”
    3. Once (Music from the Motion Picture)
    2. Josh Ritter “The Animal Years”
    1. Bruce Spingsteen “The Rising”

  10. The Beatles- The White Album

    Brand New- The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me

    Cocorosie- The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn

    Devendra Banhart- Rejoicing in the Hands Of

    Metallica- The Black Album

    Modest Mouse- Lonesome Crowded West

    Smashing Pumpkins- Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

    The White Stripes- Get Behind Me Satan

    Why?- Alopecia

    And then, the zombies burst through and corner me in my room as I’m trying to decide between Man Man albums: Rabbit Habits or Six Demon Bag, Rabbit Habits! No, Six Demon Bag… Yeah… That’s good. Wait, but Rabbit Habits is so good. Ahh!

  11. 1 – Marcy Playground – 1st Album or Leaving Wonderland
    2 – The Doors/The Doors
    3 – The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle
    4 – Neil Young – Harvest
    5 – REM – the Fables of Reconstruction
    6 – Rachmaninoff playing Chopin
    7 – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Symphonion Dream… or Arlo Gutherie – Hobo’s Lullaby
    8 – Adam Ant – Friend or Foe
    9 – Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold as Love
    10 – The Cure – Standing on a Beach

  12. I’d probably just grab my lifeline to old and new…..my ipod 😉 …….ok….

    1. Marcy Playground – Shapeshifter
    2. Professor Longhair – Rock n Roll Gumbo
    3. Brett Dennen – So Much More
    4. Honeydogs – 10,000 years
    5. Jack Johnson – s/t
    6. The 88 – Over and over
    7. The Guess Who – The Ultimate Collection
    8. The Mavericks – Music for All Occassions
    9. The New Amsterdams – Worse for the Wear
    10. Godsmack – Awake

    Honorable mentions
    Ludwig and Amadeus – something fugue and violinee
    Marcy Playground – rarities, b-sides
    Harry Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson
    Enya – A Day Without Rain
    David Byrne – s/t
    Jethro Tull – Aqualung
    Brian Jonestown Massacre – Methodrone

  13. Marcy Playground – Shapeshifter
    Eisley – Combinations
    Eisley – Room Noises
    Wayne – Music on Plastic
    Veruca Salt – 8 arms to hold you
    Jack Johnson – Sleep through the Static
    Pixies – Best of
    Elliott Smith – From a Basement on a Hill
    Poe – Haunted
    Regina Spektor – 11:11

    Marcy Playground – MP3
    Patty Griffin – Flaming Red
    The Beatles – Abbey Road
    Cake – Fashion Nugget

  14. NWRIOML – Early 2009 Sampler (All my friends on 1 CD … that’s a gimme)
    Marcy Playground – Shapeshifter
    Robert Crumb – Singing in the Bathtub #1, 2 or 3
    Modest Mouse – Any of ’em, prolly a newer one like Moon and Antartica or No One’s First and You’re Next
    Roach Brothers – Big Load or So Be It Union (prolly So Be It)
    Dave Hazeldine – Live at TC Leather and Boot or the Spikedriver CD
    Mississippi John Hurt – Live at Oferbin College 1975
    Doc Watson and Taj Mahal – Live Prairie Home Companion 1986
    A Failed Escape – Impotent Donkey or Live at the Bungalow
    Scott Darda – I Can’t Take It With Me So You Take Me with You #42


  15. 1. if there was time
    I’d make a marcy mix cd
    with all my fave songs but
    if zombies were breaking down the door i’d just grab their first album and run
    2.Tool – lateralus
    3.Nirvana – in utero
    4.Deftones – White pony
    5.Dj Krush/Coldcut+food – Cold Krush cuts
    6.Portishead – Portishead
    7.Incubus – make yourself
    8.Muse – origin of symmetry
    9.Radiohead – The bends
    10.Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise

  16. Marcy Playground – Shapeshifter
    Marcy Playground – Leaving wonderland
    Regina Spektor – Soviet Kitsch
    Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
    Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill
    Nirvana – Unplugged in New York
    Sublime – Sublime
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Mother’s Milk
    Modest Mouse – The Moon & Antarctica
    Cake – Fashion Nugget

  17. Then I guess it’s only fitting for us to be generating so much traffic from fans of the most bullshit band on the face of the planet. It’s too bad so much hostility has been stirred, because on paper molding together such a hodgepodge of awfulness should create a sort of misfit wonderland. I guess this just offers undeniable proof that a Utopian society will likely forever elude us.

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