Music you like because of games

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  • snowbored 28 Mar 2014 18:43:11 529 posts
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    I was bored listening to Spotify and I thought it might be fun to make playlist of songs that people have enjoyed because of games. Because you y'know what the internet is lacking is lists of stuff

    I got this far

    Cage the Elephant, Ain't no rest for the wicked - Borderlands
    The Heavy, Short Change Hero- Borderlands 2
    Chiddy Bang,Opposite of Adults - NFS Hot persuit
    Sublime, Doin' Time - Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2

    Edited by snowbored at 21:59:58 28-03-2014
  • RelaxedMikki 28 Mar 2014 19:02:11 2,350 posts
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    There was some great music in Sleeping Dogs. They got Warp and Ninja Tunes and folks to do the radio stations.

    Emika - Drop The Other is one tune I found through that game. It's like a 21st century Portishead...
  • snowbored 28 Mar 2014 19:23:30 529 posts
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    I played Sleeping Dogs, I didn't recall that tune. It is very Portishead, there is an UNKLE remix of Portishead's 'Time has come' you might like which is also in the same vein.
  • PazJohnMitch 28 Mar 2014 19:26:29 13,146 posts
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    The Mad Capsule Markets track on one of the old Tony Hawks games. (3rd one I think),
  • RelaxedMikki 28 Mar 2014 20:01:23 2,350 posts
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    The 'Opposite of Adults' track is in the latest SSX Tricky game. That game has a pretty cool (but really short} soundtrack... I think there are some nice Foster The People and Big Pink type psychedelic synth indie tracks in that game also...

    /yup, I admit it, I've bought some games from 'Xbox Games in Demand' just because I liked the music...
  • Punctum 28 Mar 2014 20:05:30 1,255 posts
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    Pretty much everything from the 'Rez' soundtrack, the first Halo soundtrack was superb and the original Tomb Raider soundtrack was great.
  • Punctum 28 Mar 2014 20:05:56 1,255 posts
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    Oh, and Wipeout, obviously.
  • mal 28 Mar 2014 20:14:22 28,837 posts
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    I remember buying some Sega Europe winter sports game on Dreamcast mainly because it had a soundtrack by Ninja Tune. Sadly, I had half the tracks already, and the game tracks where only the first minute or two of each track anyway.
  • FartPipe 28 Mar 2014 20:14:48 5,307 posts
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    I've lost count the music I've collected over the years from video games, all the way up to 8 bit, 8 bit in its raw form and then remixed versions of said songs, the latest album games related I acquired is the London Philharmonic one, it's sublime.
  • RelaxedMikki 28 Mar 2014 20:18:09 2,350 posts
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    Can I mention 1983 by Hendrix

    Its in the Special Ops The Line soundtrack, apparently. I have never played the game, but the track is one of my top 5 ever songs, and it is cool that some people discovered the music through the game...
  • Trafford 28 Mar 2014 20:33:52 7,974 posts
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    The section in Special Ops The Line where Hush by Deep Purple comes in was ace.
    I do need to finish that game.
  • RelaxedMikki 28 Mar 2014 20:45:20 2,350 posts
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    Nice call.

    I am not really a Deep Purple fan (though I do enjoy Richie Blackmore's zany tremolo-mahem guitar solos)

    But 'Hush' is a tune.
  • FartPipe 28 Mar 2014 20:49:36 5,307 posts
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    The latest song in a game to really grip me is Stan Bush, The Touch from Saints Row 4, the song fits the game perfectly and is so awesomely 80's cheesy it's unreal.
  • caligari 28 Mar 2014 20:53:05 17,827 posts
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    Punctum wrote:
    Pretty much everything from the 'Rez' soundtrack
    THIS - 'dance' music (or whatever you'd call the tracks from this game) are not usually my thang, but I always return to the album.

    Anamanaguchi have not left my MP3 player since hearing them on 'Scott Pilgrim Vs The World'. Quite a compliment - I can only get 1GB of stuff on this thing.

    Vice City also introduced me to so many great bands (and whole music genres - thank you Espantaso!).
  • snowbored 28 Mar 2014 21:24:25 529 posts
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    Spec Ops The Line has a great soundtrack. I particularly like Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner at the main menu.

    Billie Jean was the song I remember from Vice City

    Edited by snowbored at 21:35:40 28-03-2014
  • ibenam 28 Mar 2014 21:30:34 3,111 posts
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    Not a retail song by any means but I still play this song from Shenmue to this day.

    Edited by ibenam at 21:30:55 28-03-2014
  • Deleted user 28 March 2014 21:31:21
    Some of the orchestral music you hear in games is simply incredible.
  • neilka 28 Mar 2014 21:32:52 20,794 posts
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    The Stockholm Syndrome of game music

  • Ror 28 Mar 2014 21:42:18 16,910 posts
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    This isn't something that I like specifically because it's from a game, more that it's a band I'd never have heard of had it not been for a game including it on its soundtrack.

    This was the end credits song in Mass Effect, and for me it was absolutely perfect.
  • Beetroot_Bertie 28 Mar 2014 21:43:50 381 posts
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    Gotta love it :)

    The obligatory 'guitar hero introduced me to this' track...

    A game I enjoyed listening to

    And a raised hat to Jesper Kyd's wonderful soundtrack work

    Edited by Beetroot_Bertie at 21:45:56 28-03-2014

    Edited by Beetroot_Bertie at 21:46:56 28-03-2014
  • Deleted user 28 March 2014 21:44:57
    The whole of the Fever 105 radio station from GTA Vice city was full of sublime funk and soul classics.

    The Streets of Rage 1 and 2 must have had an early influence for my love of house music.

    Edited by whatfruit at 21:48:04 28-03-2014

    Edited by whatfruit at 21:49:12 28-03-2014
  • Vortex808 28 Mar 2014 21:54:36 11,860 posts
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    What? All this talk of Spec ops:the line and no mention of Mogwai's 'Glasgow Mega Snake' bit?

    Heathens and philistines the lot of you! ;)
  • Punctum 28 Mar 2014 22:07:00 1,255 posts
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    @RelaxedMikki A merman I turn to be? Great song. Possibly Jimi's greatest moment.
  • Trowel 28 Mar 2014 22:14:22 21,794 posts
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    One of the songs I had the DJ play at our wedding reception was Sweet Disposition.

    I didn't tell my wife it's from the PES 2011 soundtrack :)
  • Carlo 28 Mar 2014 22:43:36 19,940 posts
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    Feeder: Sweet 16

    Thanks, Gran Turismo!
  • Beetroot_Bertie 28 Mar 2014 22:58:21 381 posts
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    How could I forget this

  • monkehhh 28 Mar 2014 23:00:02 4,767 posts
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    @Vortex808 +1000000, amazing part of Spec Ops.
  • Pierre2k 28 Mar 2014 23:19:07 946 posts
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    Not all released music by any stretch but some classic tunes for me are:

    "Shenmue Main Theme" from Shenmue funnily enough. Incredibly emotional track that still gives me goosebumps. In game, as he boards the ship to Hong Kong and this track kicks in, you really get swept up in that fact that is travelling to unknown lands, and who knows what adventure lies ahead...? Love it.

    "Port of Adia" theme from Turok 2 on N64. No wonder my copy of this game came with a soundtrack CD. This is the opening level and the music is beyond Epic. The way is starts tense but slow and builds to an epic crescendo is incredible. The music has more action contained within it than the game.

    Most of the music from Tomb Raider 1 on Saturn / PS1 / PC. Played the Saturn version personally and the music added so much to the isolated, and at times urgent atmosphere. In particular the title theme is beautiful, and really brings the feeling of wonder, exploring these untouched tombs, to life. Then you have the couple of panic loops, typically kicking in when an attack is coming. Without the music the game wouldn't be anywhere near as memorable.

    Multiple tracks from Alan Wake on 360. So glad I picked up the collectors edition with soundtrack. Lots of good song but "War" and "Poet and the Muse" are fantastic. Poet and the Muse in particular is basically a synopsis of the plot, in musical form, built into the game itself as a clue on where to go next, with fantastic guitar, and an awesome solo midway through. A really masterpiece in the way it's built into the game. A standout from the game.

    Plenty more, but those are the ones that immediately spring to mind, really elevating the games they featured in. Absolute classics.
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