Albums are listed by artist, then release date.


  • Black Holes and Revelations by Muse (2006)
    Their sound isn’t always raypunk, but the lyrics and musical themes of this, Muse’s fourth album, owe much to classic sci-fi. The video accompanying their single, Knights of Cydonia, owes much to the Firefly blend of raypunk.
  • Dawn of a New Day [single] by George and Ira Gershwin (1938)
    A march used during the famous World’s Fair of 1939.
  • Head First by Goldfrapp (2010)
    Retrofuturistic sounds and thmes abound from the diverse Goldfrapp, whose lead single for this album was simply called Rocket.


  • Spare Time Machine by Pepe DeluxĂ© (2007)
    Typically wacky-sounding but catchy tunes from the Finnish electronica band. Spare Time Machine includes tracks like Captain Carter’s Fathoms, dedicated to Edgar Rice Burrough’s John Carter.
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow: Original Movie Soundtrack by Edward Shearmur (2004)
    Shearmur offered an atmospheric, brass orchestral score for the film, with echoes of timely George and Ira Gershwin.
  • Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War of the Worlds by Jeff Wayne (1978)
    A thoroughly atmospheric score of electronic and alien instruments, weaving a story of Martian invasion and human survival against all odds.

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