True Detective Soundtrack – Season 2 – Episode 1

Rachel McAdams True Detective Soundtrack Season 2 Episode 1photo/HBO

List of songs in order of appearance in show – “The Western Book of the Dead” – S02E01

Point in the show: Theme Song in the Opening Sequence
Artist/Song : Leonard Cohen with “Nevermind”  – AmazoniTunes

A history of the theme song

Point in the show: Frank (Vince Vaughn) and Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell) talking in the bar about the reporter, Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams) at the casino,  Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) riding motorcycle
Artist/Song : Lera Lynn with “My Least Favorite Life”  – Amazon | iTunes

(Note: Links to song are to the single track but is also on True Detective Soundtrack)

Stories on Lera Lynn here and here

Point in the show: Closing Credits Song
Artist/Song : Nick Cave and Warren Ellis with “All The Gold In California”  – AmazoniTunes

(Note: This song is part of the True Detective Soundtrack, links above are to the single track)