It took me almost a month, but it is done at last.I present to you the second volume of SPEED UP >>>, the video game music album with tracks that are being played at 50% faster speed than usual.
If you're unfamiliar with SPEED UP, see the article about Volume 1 for some explanation.
The first volume was... well a first for me. This speed up method has never been done before (at least not to my knowledge), so I just threw the best tracks I could find into the first release. I had some very good ones like the Hitman or the Resident Evil 5 track, but in retrospect, I also realize that some of them aren't really fresh or outstanding. The two Deus Ex tracks, for example, sound more or less the same, and the Metal Gear Solid 3 track was an experiment that didn't really belong there.
So I vowed to myself to improve the quality of the chosen tracks a lot in this second volume, and I dare to say that I succeeded.
I checked most of my favorites like Perfect Dark, Skies of Arcadia and the Tales series of games as well as some popular ones like Half-Life 2, Donkey Kong Country and Metal Gear Solid. I have omitted the super popular ones like Final Fantasy and Super Mario for the future, but even so I got quite a few tracks.
All of the tracks are looped twice, with the exception of the Pause Menu track which is four times. I've used the track names from vgmdb wherever applicable.
Here are some of the highlights of this volume. You can find the entire playlist here.