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SoundTRAX: "Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 2"

The 3 stars of "Twilight" look seriously at the camera.
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SoundTRAX is a dive into notable music from iconic films and TV shows every Monday-Thursday at 8:10.

It's still October so all things spooky will continue to influence our SoundTRAX selections.

Today we're sinking our proverbial fangs into one of the films from the Twilight series.

Hoo-boy, I could hear some of you rolling your eyes from here.

But whether you're a "Twi-hard" or a "Twi-hater"— or like me, wondering why a pretty girl's only boyfriend options are a vampire or a werewolf— there is no denying the music from all five movies features some truly impressive artists.

Paramore, Iron & Wine, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, Lykke Li, The Killers, Bon Iver, Band of Horses, The Black Keys, Bruno Mars, Florence + the Machine— and that's just a partial list.

But I'm going with the soundtrack to the final installment of the series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn— Part 2.

I'll spare you the (spoiler alert!) heroine-is-now-a-vampire-and-a-mother plot and get straight to the music, which makes a hell of a lot more sense.

There are some great contributions from St. Vincent, Passion Pit, Feist, Green Day, but if I'm going with a Halloween theme I'm going all the way.

For today's SoundTRAX selection, from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn— Part 2, it's Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow with "Ghosts."

Mel is the WFPK morning host. Email Mel at mfisher@lpm.org.

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