hey why not have a music thread here, since I had one on twitter? gonna open with a recent favorite; Keiki Kobayashi is one of my favorite composers working in the industry, and they really knocked it out of the park on this one. Check out "Daredevil" from Ace Combat 7, ideally on headphones: youtube.com/watch?v=-kVdCaczLE

If you didn't end up playing Just Shapes & Beats, it's entirely possible you missed out on its absolutely bangin' soundtrack, taken from the works of a number of chip, step, and wave artists like Sabrepulse, Pegboard Nerds, and a bunch of others. But of all of them, Danimal Cannon is one of the biggest standouts. Try "Long Live The New Fresh," from their album Lunaria: youtube.com/watch?v=8Z5Pk4aTl8

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Sleigh Bells are one of those bands you've probably -heard-, but might not have identified; they've been used for trailer music a few times, but they've got a lot more to offer than just that. They're definitely worth it, so have one of my favorites from their library. Give a listen to "Young Legends," from their album Bitter Rivals: youtube.com/watch?v=YHvatGsX2y

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Jumping back over to game music, you know what had some seriously awesome OSTs? The Virtual On series. I always mained the dude with the big mace, but my second choice was usually Raiden, the one with the bazooka and the shoulder cannons. And the theme for the Raiden was SICKNASTY. Check out "Fade to Black," from Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram: youtube.com/watch?v=SrATGEhCm5

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since I'm in a serious Sega mood, why not have a tasty remix of some classic Yuzo Koshiro? Streets of Rage Remake(keep circulating the tapes) is one of the best tribute fangames I've ever played, and as per series tradition, it had a banging soundtrack. Dig on their remix of "Fighting in the Streets": youtube.com/watch?v=iH0JI70yq0

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been a couple weeks for the music thread; my current jam is all about that Guilty Gear, though. Baiken's theme from Xrd Rev 2, "Rokumon," is still one of my faves; I particularly love how it uses recurring hooks and riffs from her prior theme, "Momentary Life," in new contexts: youtube.com/watch?v=kre7LgmMIh

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Tally Hall is one of my favorite 'ridiculously, disgustingly versatile' bands in the They Might Be Giants milieu of luridly creative music acts. give Turn The Lights Off a try! - youtube.com/watch?v=KrXJu-6ZcA

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the music thread is back again, this time with one of my favorite Paul Gilbert tracks. you might know him better as 'the guy from Mr. Big,' but he's actually one of the best metal guitarists alive. here's "17th Moon" from 1999's Technical Difficulties by Racer X: youtube.com/watch?v=0vkdsTb56H

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let me take you back to a time and a place. age 13, sneaking a copy of Limewire onto the PCs in the school computer lab so you can download clips of the lobby shootout from the Matrix, then going home from school and putting your rental copy of Wipeout 2097 onto the PS1 so you can idle in menus and listen to this: youtube.com/watch?v=a3F4JBRhLv

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originally I wanted my return to the music thread to be something a little more out there but y'all I'm not gonna lie, the OP of Brand New Animal is a fuckin' BOP and I've been listening to it like eight times a day since it dropped - youtube.com/watch?v=e80_ANYKUc

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