The X Files


This product is currently sold out.

by Various Artists
produced by Warner Bros Records


Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by The X-Files is a 1996 compilation album released in association with the American science fiction television series The X-Files. The album contained a mixture of songs that were either featured in the series, or shared thematic elements with it. Songs in the Key of X peaked at No. 47 on the Billboard 200 album sales chart after its release.

The album has received positive reviews from critics, with one review describing it as "easily the most ambitious record ever assembled for a TV soundtrack". The song "Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)" received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1997, losing to Rage Against the Machine. The album also features two songs hidden in the pregap before the start of the first track, both recorded by Nick Cave.

The fold-out inlay also features illustrations by Sue Coe.

- format: CD
- genre: alternative rock
- specs: 14.2 x 12.5 x 1cm, fold-out inlay
- released: March 1996