Month: January 2020

The best video game soundtracks of all time (part 2)

4. McDonald’s Treasure Land Adventure

Katsuhiko Suzuki

(Genesis, 1993)

Even when Treasure was doing embarrassing shit like this for money in their youth which didn’t stop the legendary developer from bringing their all. This strange gem was Suzuki’s masterpiece before getting into a directorial role because the head of Treasure’s sound team, heralding even greater things to return.

5. Ecco: The Tides of your time

Attila Dobos, András Magyari, Andy Armer

(Genesis, 1994)

The Ecco: The Dolphin series is perhaps tons weirder than you remember. What appeared like a cute kid game a few dolphin quickly became a really difficult, very trippy adventure that involves aliens, time travel, and therefore the lost city of Atlantis. Ed Annunziata played Pink Floyd for his sound team, and for the Sega CD release of the Tides of your time hired Spencer Nilson to make a good denser new age score. Choose either one, because the Ecco games structure a number of the spaciest music of the age.

6. Twinworld

Haiko Ruttmann

(Amiga, 1999)

Twinworld Game

A lesser-known gem of the Amiga era, Twinworld is, on the surface, merely an unusual low-budget fantasy platformer. because of a stunning , textured score from German composer Haiko Ruttmann (who is best known for his work on the more fondly-remembered The Settlers) however, Twinworld punches way above its weight, even now.

7. System Shock 2

Eric Brosius, Ramin Djawadi, Josh Randall

(PC, 1999)

System Shock 2’s blend of shooting and role-playing elements made it a game years before its time, but it had been the sensation that there might be untold horrors lurking around every corner of its starship setting that basically elevated the sport above the Quake clones of the time. Though it had been a game crammed with alien terrors signalled by nerve-shredding moments of musical tension, the sport was the maximum amount about the fear of technology, and therefore the foreboding digital textures and futuristic techno created by Eric Brosius, Ramin Djawadi and Josh Randall made it one among the simplest cyberpunk-inspired scores in any medium.

Ten Best Songs From A Star Is Born (part 3)

3. Maybe It’s Time

Towards the beginning of the film, Jackson is searched by a bar after one of his performances. Seeing no traditional bars, Jackson settles on visiting a drag bar to get his fix.

After meeting Ally and seeing what a great talent she was, Jack decides to wait for her. While he was waiting Ally, one of the queens requests the famous country star a performance. He gladly accepts and sings Maybe It’s Time. While Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine has quite the gruff exterior, this performance, given quite early on in the movie, shows there’s a lot more going on inside his damaged soul.

2. Music To My Eyes

Performed by both of A Star Is Born’s leads,  Music To My Eyes is a love ballad that Ally and Jackson Maine share with one another. This beautiful melody showcases both musicians at their strongest and how great their voices work together.

The best part of this song is that it really showcases how Jackson and Ally connected in the first place. What made Jackson notice Ally in the first place was her beautiful voice and talent for songwriting. The one thing that truly helped the two grow in their love together was working on music together.

1. I’ll Never Love Again

While Shallow might be the hit single from A Star Is Born, I’ll Never Love Again is the emotional climax that made every viewer shed at least one tear. The last song Jack wrote before taking his life, this song represented all the love he had for Ally, after all the ups and downs of their relationship.

Hearing Ally belt it out at the end of the movie is truly heartbreaking. What really takes that final scene over the top is when the film cuts to Jackson singing it for the first time. He is truly pouring his heart out while introducing it to Ally.