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 Deluxé (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.