Soundtrack/ Music recommendations

Been making a playlist of mostly videogame music for months now, looking them up on lossless or at highest quality as possible.

Consists on 2440+ songs as of now. There's a lot of vidya I havent played due to lack of time/ taste differences/ money, but I would like to include bangers that maybe I've never heard of.

Also maybe I would get to know new games to add to my backlog, any recommendations?

I don't really like epic/ orchestral music or rap but if it's too good I will give it a listen.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I generally don't care enough to look for lossless, CD' quality's good enough for me. Is there really a major difference I'm not hearing? I can tell if it's compressed to shit, but CD seems fine to me usually.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It is fine, however I can notice a difference on instrument clarity between the usual MP3 320 and the FLAC/M4A, after listening to it constantly I started to notice the instruments feel separated and I can tell each sound apart instead of all ff them mixed in. It's small, but it's there, also depends on the quality of the rip, not all FLACs are real lossless.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Here's some of my favorite all time vidya OSTs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXAiZNMowJM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWJHhCpc2fU

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks anon, will check them out.
      Forgot about Puyo and Yume music.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Within a Deep Forest and Knytt are some of the more forgotten indie classics. They have fucking god-like soundtracks, and are especially atmospheric like Yume Nikki and some of Lisa.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Never heard about them before, I'll check them out, also I like these type of games, thx anon.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No problem. They, along with Cave Story, were the first majorly popular indie games, as well as the first to get a LP on YouTube, thanks to DeceasedCrab (oldfag from SA).
            Knytt Stories is the best of the three. Within a Deep Forest has some pretty bad controls and the ending was incredibly shit (although unique), and Knytt is just a watered down version of Knytt Stories, but they are all good, 1-3h length games that certainly deserve a try.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I see, I would like to have them on Steam but I see these are free anyways. I'm a fan of 2000's Windows / GM / Flash games so I'll give them a try.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Knytt Underground (sequel to both Knytt and WaDF) is on Steam, but it does not have the charm as the others do.
                Hell, play Iji, that's another Swedish indie from 2008, and has a cute girl who kills weird blobs. It's similar to Cave Story.

                final of puyo puyo bangs, I can't think of a single song that does midi metal better

                That and Mean Bean Machine both mix into THE best Genesis soundtrack. Still waiting on some art of Arle vs Robotnik.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I think you mean this one? https://youtu.be/67eLpLhxEPg

                For a 2008 indie game looks really fucking nice

                Thanks for the recommendations, also I wanted the games on Steam just to support the devs, I'll maybe buy the Knytt Underground it If I like the prequels just for love.

                btw

                I'll only share if you listen to and rate each song I post.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b28c9blyoi0
                Let me know how many of those you already heard.

                There's so much good stuff out there your list will likely keep on growing forever and ever. At least, mine does.

                I'll check them out, gimme time, I don't post or comment here much and I'm struggling with the captchas.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >I'll check them out, gimme time
                I hope you like them because I have loads more if you do. The entire soundtracks for those games are good by the way. Didn't know if you wanted the full playlists or not.

                I'm having fun listening to everything posted in this thread.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      final of puyo puyo bangs, I can't think of a single song that does midi metal better

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I've heard this tune before! Just looked it up, sounds like the composer used this as reference for Sonic Mania:

        Yeah it's really good! Need to add the Puyo Puyo series to my backlog.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://downloads.khinsider.com/

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A soundtrack that I personally find underrated is Mobius Final Fantasy, it's a mobile game but had an extremely solid soundtrack with a good mix of music genres

    Ragnarok Online's soundtrack is a solid one as well and will provide you with a number of catchy songs, SoundTeMP is quite legendary

    Final Fantasy XIVs soundtrack(s) are also definitely worth a listen; many talented composers that have made a lot of bangers

    Donkey Kong Country 2 is probably one of my personal favorite soundtracks, if you don't have it already you definitely should
    I personally consider it to be David Wise's masterpiece

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Already have the DKC series music in.
      Not a fan of Final Fantasy but I've read that it has some solid bangers, it has way too much music tho, I'll add these and the franchise to my downloading backlog and Ragnarok.

      Thank you anon!

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is so nice, thanks!
      Will check out Xenosaga, never played the games myself, but I've heard many great things about them.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pangya

    LaTale

    NEO Turf Masters

    Phantasy Star Online 2

    https://youtu.be/S8lG3TOUXXs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      holy shit anon these are really good!
      love the Pangya ones in particular just what I needed. Thanks!

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'll only share if you listen to and rate each song I post.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b28c9blyoi0
    Let me know how many of those you already heard.

    There's so much good stuff out there your list will likely keep on growing forever and ever. At least, mine does.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      - 8/10 actually nice, sounds cinematic and I think that's actually the point, love the piano and chores.

      - 7/10 I love vibing music like this, always good whenever I need to do work or hw.

      - 8/10 Is this a FG? Sounds really cool! I'll check this OST right away

      - 8/10 Takes a little to get there but that tone at 1:10 is a banger! Never heard of this game before, might check gameplay later.

      6/10 not a fan, but I'll check out rest of the OST because 2:01 sounds really nice! (Also I'm lacking racing games music)

      - 7/10 A mecha or shooter arcade game, maybe? Sounds nice, sounds like it could fit really well in a very tense battle or a cutscene.

      - 8/10 Sounds romantic to me, music I would love to play playing Stardew Valley or just vibing, really cool!

      - 8/10 this screams arcade, loved the 0:51 part and onward, is this a shooter game? Sounds hype af for an action game!

      https://youtu.be/b28c9blyoi0 - 8/10, yeah sounds like boss music, was gonna give it a 7 but that piano oh god, it really helped!

      Hope I didn't take too long, another song from last game auto played, it has good music! It'll take me some days or weeks to check out all of this, thanks anons I really appreciate it!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Is this a FG?
        Yep! Like I said before the entire soundtrack is memorable.

        >Never heard of this game before
        Outrun is a classic. A must-play.
        >not a fan
        Seems you're more into slower/more chill music so try this one.

        Ridge Racer is a long running series with many games so there's bound to be something you like from its audio history.
        >shooter arcade game
        Pretty much. Arcade style shooter for console.
        >is this a shooter game?
        Silhouette Mirage is a 2D side scrolling action shooting game. It may scream arcade but it was originally for Sega Saturn.

        >nothing above an 8
        Damn, I need to try harder. Thanks for actually listening to them.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          - sounds nice, purple haired girl looks cute, will check out the game and play it if possible.

          - Now this one's a banger! I kinda remember hearing from this game somewhere, will check it out on my long backlog now.

          I'm personally waiting Atlus to drop the Soul Hackers 2 OST, game is meh but the OST is actually nice!

          Thanks for sharing anon, also sorry, 9 and 10's are reserved for this type of OSTs, basically instant download but I don't have much of them:

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            > Now this one's a banger!
            Had a feeling you'd like that one. Here's another like it.

            >9 and 10's are reserved for this type of OSTs
            Here are some metal/hard rock tracks. No singing but I think they're still hype. I don't expect them to overthrow your crowned favorites, I just want to share:
            Etrian Odyssey

            Transformers Devastation (these uploads add more instruments in the second half)

            Command & Conquer

            (hope you like drum solos)
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w-FQoNrwHM
            Killer Instinct (although I expect you already know these)
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpqct1zMqTE
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZLmf3n00IM

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Will check them out tomorrow anon, thanks for the share. I gotta go to bed for now, thanks for the support!

              Thanks you to all anons, hope you all good luck and a nice day. My backlog is long now.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Enjoy. As long as more people listen to those creators' music I'm happy.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You need some Ys and Megaten:
    Ys

    Megaten

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQF1G9mBoyY&list=PLB-py7ylAoF9SbPuLXo5G54n8QO79l2tI&index=21
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApkvrHDMyDM&list=PLB-py7ylAoF8DXhpc3lo_-5f_9gE-NvMp&index=11
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCUd_XM-QFc&list=PLT1VRP4_aB2RhumV0YzhCyXI3pa9pX_62&index=3
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvb1LDOavI0&list=PLT1VRP4_aB2RhumV0YzhCyXI3pa9pX_62&index=6
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEkjFxC0XFo&list=PLT1VRP4_aB2RhumV0YzhCyXI3pa9pX_62&index=7
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2w4vX85hak&list=PLT1VRP4_aB2RhumV0YzhCyXI3pa9pX_62&index=11

    You guys mind if I post some covers at all? I've done some Megaten covers I could post in direct contrast with some of the tracks I posted above. I've got a Ys cover coming out next month too.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      do a cover of this

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I fucking wish we'd get a translation of this game, I'd play it right now if we did. I could cover this though, sure. Idk when I'll do it, but I will.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Just learn Japanese, it's a good game.
          I'm curious now post some of your stuff.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Okay, I will (post some stuff)
            Megaten music

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGX2G_FDbdU

            Some other favorites on the channel:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0FzfyVpfkE
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnbPOWMZsGk
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwmpvRKmaqo
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQW7dlPVV4c
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJH-Ke1bWUw
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfHpUQe2j2I
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZNK-w3P8gU
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwrhoIlBCPg
            I hope you enjoy them, man!

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >King's Field
              Very nice.
              Overall these are pretty good. Some of the high parts are watered down with poor audio level tuning unfortunately (like with the first SMT's battle theme. also that ginza mix just sounds off). Usually people go crazy with instrumentation so I appreciate how all of these stay super close to the feel of the originals. I will always prefer regular versions though...
              ...except maybe that Mystic Quest battle remix holy fuck.
              I've also never heard Jack Bros music before. Can't say I'm surprised it kicks ass.

              Good shit anon. Not a remix but take this:

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Hey, I'm glad you enjoyed the good parts of the stuff. Most of those Megaten covers are from the day I created the account, so those in particular have some lackluster mixing. I'm surprised you didn't care for the Ginza one though, I know people really like that one usually. Very glad you like the Mystic Quest track though, it's a banger in any form.
                >Synchronicity prologue
                I love that game, and that's my favorite song in the game.

                Nice covers bro, will check them out other day.
                The Castlevania one sounds amazing!

                Glad you like them man! There's another Castlevania track, Mad Forest from CV3, coming out on the 28th!

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >I love that game, and that's my favorite song in the game.
                Excellent, you're truly a Megami Tensei expert. Do you have any favorite official arranges?

                Your remixes are respectful. Definitely can't say the same for most people's stuff out there. Keep doing what you're doing.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Favorite official arrangements? Hard to say. Is that from the DLC? I never did DLC for 4 or 4a. That's really good. I like how it expands a bit on the original track without changing it up too much. Actually, speaking of flute, I'm kinda struggling to find a really good VST for it; I'm redo'ing a cover that needs it.
                Usually, I generally prefer how the tracks sound the first time around for SMT. For example, I don't think any version of Pascal's theme has outdone the SFC original, official or otherwise. I do like the remix of Nemesis in Nocturne though, I think the instrumentation's a bit better than the midi on PS1.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah that one was from the DLC. 4A's is great fanservice but 4's can be skipped.
                >I like how it expands a bit on the original track without changing it up too much
                Exactly.
                I forget that the Amala battle theme is a remix of I's battle theme. And yeah that piano and violin is hard to leave behind.
                >Usually, I generally prefer how the tracks sound the first time around for SMT
                Exactly exactly.
                But for some reason I really like this arrange

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Yeah that one was from the DLC. 4A's is great fanservice but 4's can be skipped.
                Maybe I'll load the DLC onto my 3DS then and try it some time. I actually really enjoyed 4A and I think it gets a bad rep sometimes when it doesn't deserve it. Just turn VA's off and most of my issues with the game are gone.
                >I forget that the Amala battle theme is a remix of I's battle theme. And yeah that piano and violin is hard to leave behind.
                I didn't know that the first time I played Nocturne, since my only SMT's before that point were 1 and 2. Honestly it's my favorite track in Nocturne. Nocturne's also my least favorite overall though.
                >SJ remix
                Goddamn, that's really good. I think you can do stuff that's arranged quite a bit differently from the original track and make it work, it's just gotta be done sensibly and you can't force it too much. I'd like to do some DQ tracks in a rock arranged style but I'm genuinely too worried about fucking it up.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Your remixes are respectful. Definitely can't say the same for most people's stuff out there. Keep doing what you're doing.
                I was gunna respond to this too but forgot before I hit enter. I like to make my covers be mostly the original music, with occasionally a bit extra. A little extra solo work can be fun (I did it in that cover of Battle of the Holy I posted, as an example), but too much and it just becomes needless noodling imo. People tend to listen to tracks over and over that are mostly killer and no filler, and that's what all the good video game tracks usually are, just the right amount of music.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Nice covers bro, will check them out other day.
              The Castlevania one sounds amazing!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I would not know where to start, but I'm loving these:

            ?list=PLFE97C0EDFB13137E

            https://youtu.be/pBwYmG7bU2U
            https://youtu.be/-kZlcVoC9fU

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Where to start learning Japanese? I don't want to derail this thread so try to keep an eye out for when Ganker has a Japanese learning thread.

              >Black Rock Shooter
              That game was so forgettable I completely tuned everything about it out. Damn I didn't realize the soundtrack was this cool and I fucking played through the whole thing.
              What is with Yu Gi Oh games having great themes?

              I need to check out Alcahest now that was a cool song. I like playing through games to give me a better appreciation for the music.
              Like with this:

              Is that Arc Rise Fantasia worth playing? I always need to ask before committing to 50+ hour long JRPGs.

              Here's more random shit.

              ?t=832

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah BRS was kind of meh tbh, I liked the combat and the music of the game is pretty memorable.

                The Yu-Gi-Oh Tag Force games have pretty dope music, Spirit Caller from DS has also a pretty cool OST, played it a shitton as a kid.

                Arc Rise Fantasia is a decent J-RPG from the Wii, if you ever play it, look for an undub version of the game. I usually prefer English VA's but in this game the voices can get kind of lame even on serious scenes it just kills it, had to delete the game and look for the Undub when I played because I just couldn't stand it more than 10 hours. It's not a masterpiece, it's good, but I don't know if I could recommend it. Can get quite difficult at some parts, mainly on bosses that get out of nowhere, kill you and know you gotta come back from last checkpoint. Lots of grinding, history and characters are average at best.

                If you love JRPGs is a nice addition but not really a must play, look for battle gameplay and I would say go for it if you like what you see.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Only thing I really liked in Black Rock Shooter were the character designs.
                Thanks for the explanation. I'll keep Arc in mind but it'll be low priority. Too many JRPGs out there that I want to try.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm very well covered on SMT music, maybe a bit too much tbh, like 100~ songs are just SMT maybe more.

      I'm curious on Ys, saw the new games they look hype but it's one of those franchises that have way too much games out and I don't know where to start and where to get time,but I really want to try them!

      I'm surprised the music is this good, feel like I'm missing on a great franchise. Favorite out of all of them is Illburn Ruins and Campanile of Lane, thanks, holy fuck the last two are so good!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Haha, fair enough, I just always wanna make sure there's SMT in people's collections. Y's is really cool, and the early games are short. This week alone I finished 1, 2, and 3, going into them totally blind. Very cool games. Glad you like the music, cuz all those Ys tracks have been stuck in my head all day.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Individual games:
    Goemon's Great Adventure (N64)
    Journey to Silius (NES)
    Hebereke (NES) [also titled Ufouria]

    Artists whose entire body of work is solid gold:
    Tim Follin, along with his brothers Geoff and Mike
    Matt Furniss
    Koshiro Yuzo
    Hanzawa Kazuo
    Hataya Naofumi
    Masuda Junichi
    Iwata Masaharu
    Sakimoto Hitoshi
    Chris Huelsbeck
    Jesper Kyd
    Andras Magyari and all those other Hungarians who worked at Neuromantic Productions/Sega of America's internal sound department
    Fletcher Beasley (excellent composer who unfortunately had access to mediocre software)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Will check them out, screenshooted because looking artists in specific will take me quite some time, thank you anon!

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Castle in the darkness has a pretty good OST

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds really cool and also game looks fun, it's also cheap, didn't know this game existed thanks anon!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's pretty fun, has a few bullshit parts in it, but on the whole, it's good. Have fun, anon!

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    And most of Namco's stuff for that matter, Tekken, Katamari, Idolmaster, Ace Combat, etc.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is the only vidya music thread so I'll just ask here. Does anyone have that one track from some 90's game that sounds like some loud, high frequency nonsense. Might be SNES or Genesis or something else.
    It's usually among the first things posted in 'Shitty Vidya Music' threads.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Crazy Bus?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think this is it haha.
        Thanks

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No prob man! lol this "song" is something else. It's interesting seeing someone actually get something resembling a melody out of it

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    NEO TWEWY has a fantastic soundtrack, some of the songs do have rap though

    I also really like a lot of Xenoblade 3 songs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Q8V0zMvgc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywD1OKqjosE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7Y00MEXjEs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwIMS20A0jM

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