Awesome! I love music to.. to create it :O
Loved some of the music from old WoW. I was re-installing WoW today and heard Legends for the first time in months. Really missed it.. way better than Burning Crusade into stuff.
I actually listened to that track again when I was writing this article, from the music player on this page on the official site. It was just a wonderful trip back through the past, especially because I haven't been able to find my old copies of the CDs.
Tell that to John Lennon, Sid Vicious, and Jim Morrison
I immediately noticed the music when entering the Howling Fjords, and especially the music in Grizzly Hills struck me as something truly original and fitting. I have enjoyed this expansion's music way more than the tracks from the original game and the first expansion.
Without a doubt, the Legend of Zelda, and the Megan series (the original series) has the best in-game music. Period.
I love the Warcraft music. I am also quite a fan of the Starcraft music, especially the Terran theme...the dramatic "daa daa daa dum da daaaaaaa" one. I also love most of the Protoss music, while the metal-ish Zerg music effectively captures their nature.
The in-game music of WoW is great, but I believe the in-game music of the Zelda series is even better.
I've got to agree with your assessment of the soundtracks from BC and Classic - other than one or two pieces, it was all fitting for background music, but boring to listen to standalone. The WotLK soundtrack, however, fits both as background music and standalone for the most part. From everything I've seen and heard so far in Northrend (and admittedly it's only a small part thus far), the music and art direction are really quite fantastic and beautiful.
Might I add that you're definitely not alone on caring about the game's soundtrack!I consider he soundtrack of a game is one of the most important factors, specially in replay value.You should play Final Fantasy Tactics, the sound work is unbelievably immersive and fits the game perfectly. A true masterpiece by Masaharu Iwata and Hitoshi Sakimoto.And thanks for the link to the streaming player on worldofwarcraft.com, gotta love warcraft 2 intro music!
I really didn't like the Burning Crusade music. I liked Zangarmarsh for about five minutes. I tend to turn off sound and listen to music in the background.I also liked old WoW content. Badlands was fun. I HATED city music. Terrible stuff.
The first time I noticed the change of pace evident in the Wrath soundtrack was when I was in The Nexus. Holy hell, that's superb music. I'm not sure how it would hold up standalone, but it is utterly perfect for the setting.
You should play Final Fantasy Tactics, the sound work is unbelievably immersive and fits the game perfectly. A true masterpiece by Masaharu Iwata and Hitoshi Sakimoto.I second that notion. FFT had the best music, story, gameplay, and replay value of any game I've ever owned. That said, I absolutely love WOW's music.I agree with most of what you said about Classic and BC. I've never listened to them outside of the game, though. I think each zone in BC got better and better with its music. Hellfire was meh... Zangar stirred some emotional reaction, Nagrand was flat out delightful and I really loved Blade's Edge. Around that time I hit 70 do I didnt really explore the others ever, hehe.Music makes the game for me. I cant understand how some people listen to their own music and mute WOW.Blasphemy. ;-)
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You are so right. Music dos make the people come together. I give you credit for bringing that subject up.%)
OMG i LOVE the MechWarrior 2 soundtrack!
I'm going to have to THIRD that FFT notion. Best. Game. Ever.But, on topic, the music that plays when you step on the Zeppelin from Org to the Borean Tundra just... made my skin crawl. It really made the entire experience feel so epic. Even though it was just another zeppelin ride, it was something totally different, and I think its the music that we have to thank for that!
Funny, I bought the CE mostly for the soundtrack too. =DI loved vanilla WoW's soundtrack, still listen to it often. Wrath's, to my ears, sounds even better. I'm excited!
I think by far, the music from Zelda: Ocarina of Time, is the best.
Yep, the WoW themes are really one of the best "epic" themes ever, indeed.But, if you're a real fan of soundtracks, get the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Soundtrack...it's one of the most beautiful pieces of music that I've ever heard! Specially the first song, entitled "Old Snake"...man, it's just awesome...