The best Halloween music is determined by the number of Discogs users’ Collections each album is in. Spookily themed releases were pulled from the Database and the original data set was filtered for Halloween records and music that qualified as ghastly or festively fun.
For example, David Bowie’s Scary Monsters and anything by Helloween were excluded, but the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack made the cut. Additionally, popular artists (such as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) or film franchises (like Halloween) with multiple releases on the list were limited to one spot each.
The list was then broken up into three chilling categories: Soundtrack & Novelty
Punk, Post-Punk, & New Wave
It’s time to dim the lights and prepare yourself for these audio frights!