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Leather + fog = not really that impressive.

Leather + fog = not really that impressive.

It’s the age of the vampire.

Yes, yes, vampires are the new pink, but that doesn’t mean that every show doing the supernatural tango is getting the steps right, as the CW proved last night with its double-header of The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.

Last night’s debut of the CW’s new teen vampire show, The Vampire Diaries, is being noted by some as a racier successor to Twilight (this despite the book series on which it was based having first come out long before Stephenie Mayer dreamed a dream of sparkly marble Adonises). The story of a high school girl and the two vampire brothers who want her, it’s pretty easy to see the appeal of the show from the outside.

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While there are surely dozens of things that go into the making of good film or television, it’s certain that just the right song can make or break a scene. The right soundtrack can not only compliment any given scene in sound, mood and words, it can bring out new sides to the characters, evoke emotions, tie scenes together and forever cement a moment in your memory. There’s no one in the business who does it better than Alexandra Patsavas.

Patsavas’ work as a music supervisor has spanned projects too numerous to be named, and even now she juggles four or five hit TV shows with movie soundtracks, but she first became truly known for her work on The O.C., where she impressed the creators so much, she was brought back for subsequent series Chuck and Gossip Girl. Her skill for matching music to mood is unparalleled, as is her talent for discovering musical gems from previously unknown artists and bringing them to the screen.

But there’s only so much you can say to convey the depth of her ability. It’s better just to let her work speak for itself, and to that end, we here at PCR have voted on our fifteen favorite musical moments from her career.

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