Rockstar Releases ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Soundtracks To Spotify, iTunes

Posted by on April 12, 2013 at 10:39 am
Okay, you'll still need to exercise some discretion when finding the official albums, but they're not hard to find.

Okay, you’ll still need to exercise some discretion when finding the official albums, but they’re not hard to find.

I don’t know if you ever looked inside your Grand Theft Auto IV case beyond merely retrieving the disc, but that instruction manual? It has a lot of credits. Like, tons and tons and tons and tons. A huge chunk of them are for all the licensing they had to pull off to get as many songs into the game as they did, literally a soundtrack per radio station in the game. Rockstar just unveiled their soundtracks for purchase or streaming on iTunes and Spotify respectively, but you’ll find, as I did, a few too many missing memories.

Such is life and ‘cry me a river’ and so forth, but my favorite parts of Grand Theft Auto‘s radio stations were always the bumpers and talk radio segments, which were missing here for obvious reasons. The stations I did pay attention to the actual music, like with GTAIV‘s Radio Broker, I was greeted with an anemic five tracks. I understand Rockstar’s intense role in getting these songs together and licensing and so forth, but I feel some real missed opportunities here. Still, if GTA‘s music was your thing, you’ll be happy.

UPDATE: As pointed out below, you have to actually click the “Play” button on the album art in Spotify to retrieve the full radio station listings.

Check out Rockstar’s master listing here.

Source: Kotaku

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