Track: MAN IN THE SKY | Artist: DUCKWRTH | Album: an EXTRA UUGLY Mixtape
I go to a lot of music shows. I think they’re a lot of fun. From small venue shows, to sold out stadiums, to outdoor festivals, to a concert at a convention, I’ve been to several different styles of live music events. Here’s an alphabetized list of every music artist I’ve seen perform live.
Same as last year, I am aiming to do a top ten list for hit songs (in America) coming out this year. That is proving to involve plenty of cataloging the songs I like which could make a showing on the list proper. As it’s halfway through the year right now, how about sharing what’s been picked up thus far?
When it comes to music reviews, I pick albums that are related in some way to video games since that’s what this blog is about. However, I just love this EP so much and want to talk about it, so here we go. Australian prog rock/metal guitarist Plini just put out his new Sunhead EP today and boy is it good.
“Hell March” is great, there’s no disputing that. Personally, however, when it comes to Red Alert songs, it’s something else that makes me smile the most, awash in nostalgic vibes and an aggressive stomp.
I’d be willing to bet just about anything that when the subject of “classic anime soundtrack” comes up, a single from Cowboy Bebop instantly comes to mind to the vast majority of anime viewers. What’d be less certain however is which track, but for good reason: Bebop’s soundtrack isn’t just a landmark for having a…
When I was in high school, I was asked why I listen to songs in languages I don’t understand.
In Todd in the Shadow’s best-hits-of-2016 videos, while spotlighting Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”, he related his “weird relationship” to the song, with the realization that Mike Posner might have seen his review of it. Well, against all probability, I’m now finding myself with something similar.
The Elite Beat Agents game is something like a time capsule of past times, where popular or significant music is paired with over-the-top stories in which the characters are cheered up by Men In Black with sick dance moves.
I’ve only seen Gintama in fits and spurts, happening upon it as my girlfriend watches it or has me see highlight great episodes. That’s still been more than enough to hear a decent selection of opening and closing themes. This one in particular immediately caught my attention on first exposure.
I had an issue with a jerk commenting on one of my articles earlier today, and it’s been bothering me more than it should. I thought this would be a good time to share some thoughts on people who decide to be jerks on the Internet.
I sat down to write something today, put on some music as always, then got to thinking about what to write about. I couldn’t really think of a topic, but then I glanced to the playlist displayed on my second monitor. “There’s a perfectly good topic right there,” I said to myself. When I write, there are particular…
When you read about the trashiest anime show idea—little girls who get attached to adult male “handlers” and are used as assassins, for example—from a listcicle claiming that it’s actually seriously excellent, that show has some heavy lifting ahead of it to truly be convincing. Sometimes, it pulls that feat off…
if it isn’t obvious already, I love music—maybe even more than video games. Thus, one of the most unexpected joys in being on Talk Amongst Yourselves has been its more musical side. It was how I learned about and attended a concert a couple months ago. It’s even expanded my tastes a bit!
For a moment, I will be taking my foot off of the video game and anime songs. My more regular music listening rotation, after all, is far from exclusively defined by those terms. Thus, how about going a little into a personal recent discovery that I’ve been frequently returning to as of late?
Specifically, I can’t stop listening to one particular track...
So Lumines Remastered came out last week, and as someone who had some longtime interest in the game but had never dived in, this was the perfect time to finally see what it was about! The music is expectedly great, and it should be pretty obvious what this Loved Trax will be about so let’s just get to it.
Track: Take Me Home, Country Roads | Artist: Copilot Music + Sound | Album: Take Me Home, Country Roads (Original Trailer Soundtrack)
For me, the music in the games I play are almost as important to me as the gameplay. Music adds so much flavor to a game because it can make it easy for me to remember some of my favorite memories with that game. I will never forget all the cool fights from Kingdom Hearts because of Yoko Shimamura’s intense classical…
So in a Pokémon world, unsupervised ten-year-old kids can just play slots all day in gaming establishments and get no pushback? Is it even only legal because “game coins” are technically not currency and perhaps legally similar instead to tickets like the ones awarded by amusement games?