The Music of Walking Dead Season 5: Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Somewhat Damaged’

The World Famous KROQ

By Brian Ives 

Over the course of four-plus seasons, ‘The Walking Dead’ has used a wide range of music from artists that span nearly every genre and era including Bob Dylan, Motörhead, the Stanley Brothers, Sharon Van Etten, Wang Chung and Tom Waits, whose song “Hold On” was sung by cast member Emily Kinney. During the show’s fifth season, we’ll be talking with Thomas Golubic of SuperMusicVision, who helps choose the show’s music, to get the scoop on what you heard on the latest episode.

So, it turns out that Aiden didn’t only listen to dubstep. Tonight’s The Walking Dead began with his bereaved parents, Deanna and and Reg Monroe, the leader of Alexandria and her husband, popping in their son’s mix CD, “Run Mix.” They’re mourning Aiden’s death at the jaws of walkers, as seen in last week’s episode.

The creepy, eerie opening baseline to Nine Inch Nails‘ “Somewhat Damaged” starts playing. The song’s…

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