Music: Five More Random Selections from my Top 100 Songs

Well, I think random picks is probably going to be the way it goes for the rest of my Top 100 song posts, but that’s okay. The songs are great! Sly 2: Band of Thieves – Dmitri’s Disco (PS2, Sony/Sucker Punch, Peter McConnell, 2004) I have to admit that Dmitri from Sly Cooper is arguably…

Music: Skies of Arcadia (Top 25 Soundtracks)

As part of my proposed Dreamcast anniversary celebration, let’s begin with my favorite DC game of all time, Skies of Arcadia. However, I’ve recently discussed that game in my Top 111, so instead I want to talk about the phenomenal soundtrack for it. Composed by Yutaka Minobe and Takayuki Maeda, Skies features a wide array…

Music – Our Lady Peace’s “Drop Me in the Water”

I tell you what, being a LONGTIME Our Lady Peace fan has been quite a ride. At this point, singer Raine Maida is the only founding member still involved, drummer Jeremy Taggart left, and the last few albums have had some high points, but some pretty hefty lows, too. Curve, their last album, was mostly…

Music – Five Random Selections from my Top 100 songs

I have no uniting theme for this month’s VGM Top 100 post, so here’s a random assortment of five songs I haven’t covered yet. Body Harvest – Indoor Theme (N64, Stuart Ross/Allan Walker, Midway/DMA Design, 1998) I adore this song. It’s such a melancholy piece of music, an indicator of how much danger and chaos…

Music – Land of Talk’s “This Time”

So this band. Man. If I could point to a particular musical act that I latched onto during the cataclysm that was last year, it was Land of Talk. Their album Cloak and Dagger is exquisite, and there’s a ton of songs I could point to and go “that helped me through a rough period.”…

Music – Regina Spektor’s “Consequence of Sounds”

Last time I spotlighted Regina Spektor I featured a song form her latest album; here we’re gonna go way back in time to the second album of her career, 2002’s Songs. The entire album was recorded in one day back in 2001 on Christmas Day, which coincidentally ties into this weekend’s impending site anniversary (which…

Music – RIP Chester Bennington

Another prominent singer of my generation has passed away today; today we learned Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has taken his own life. It’s been a pretty devastating year for some key musicians I grew up with, with Chris Cornell earlier this year and now Bennington. While I didn’t listen heavily to Linkin Park, I…

Music – Chrono Trigger’s “Outskirts of Time”

Have you ever had a talk with somebody who somehow manages to make something you couldn’t quite piece together on your own suddenly collide together? I had such a chat today with a friend that managed to fill some of the gaping holes I had generated regarding my life the past couple years. It’s pretty…