Awesometracks: Introduction

I love soundtracks, that’s a true fact.

My appreciation for this type of music began around the time I started my undergraduate studies, back in ’05. The first three OSTs I recall having heard were: Saint Seiya, Cowboy Bebop and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Since then, I’ve had the great opportunity to hear even more awesome pieces of work.

I believe soundtracks are underrated. Yes, the majority of them are uninteresting and just a byproduct of something else (a movie, tv series, videogame, etc.); they just feel like they were developed just to promote and exploit the success of their parent product. But, luckily there’s that 1% that is mesmerizing.

1%

Originally, I was planning to do a big post about the subject but, as it rapidly grew, I decided to split it up to keep each part short and focused. That also gives me the chance to explore deeper each OST.

Awesometracks will not be a space to do professional reviews of music, as I’m not a music critic, but I’ll try my best to explain why I like it so much. Also, at the end of each post, I’ll be leaving a playlist with curated tracks from each OST, hoping someone finds it interesting.

P.S.:

I should mention that the guys at Extra Credits started this week a series of videos about videogame music remixes, worthy to check out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxkPT61aXQU

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