A nice twist on the average soundtrack was Fallout 3, recommended to us by Arden K. As Arden says:
“Fallout is interesting because it takes place after full-scale nuclear war, so the planet is completely desolate and barren, yet there are still some radio stations you can tune into that play songs from the 1950′s. The juxtaposition of this harsh and unforgiving wasteland against the cheery, nostalgic music is really amazing.”
It features such songs as ‘Anything Goes’ by Cole Porter, ‘Lets go sunning’, ‘I don’t want to set the world on fire’ by the inkspots, Full list and lyrics here. I can see how this would work well, to create a spooky and eerie feel for this post apocalyptic vision of the future.