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It's The End Of The World - What Are Your Apocalyptic Anthems?

By Kevin EG Perry

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Posted on 18 Jul 13

 
It's The End Of The World - What Are Your Apocalyptic Anthems?
 

'The Day After Tomorrow' saw something like the end of the world coming to Jake Gyllenhaal's Hollywood-polished version of New York, but the day before the day after tomorrow, so, er, tomorrow, sees 'The World's End' arrive in cinemas here in the UK. Telling the tale of armageddon coming to a sleepy English town, it's the third part of a loose trilogy that started with zombies in 'Shaun Of The Dead' and continued through police action in 'Hot Fuzz'.

Unsurprisingly from the people that brought you two men attacking the undead to the tune of Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now', the soundtrack is an unimpeachable collection of early 90s party tunes. In this week's NME, Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright explain just how important the film's music is, and how it was inspired by rooting through old back issues of NME.

But all this talk of the end days got us thinking - what's the last thing you'd want to hear as fire rained down from the sky and the sea burned? Pegg and Wright reveal their answers in the magazine, but we took the opportunity to ask everyone from Jake Bugg and Peace to AlunaGeorge, Biffy Clyro and Bastille. Check out their answers below:

















We've drawn up our own playlist of apocalyptic anthems here, which you can listen to below, but now it's over to you: what would you have pumping from the speakers as you scream at the top of your lungs: "Armaggedon down tonight!"

 
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