I’ve seen a massive crowd line up around the block to watch an internet-fueled hologram of an anime girl sing. I’ve seen a packed auditorium erupt into a wild cheer for a text-to-speech voice that said: “Hello Seattle.” I’ve seen our present day, in all its bracing cyberpunk wonder, at Hatsune Miku’s live concert at…
Drake finally released his latest album last night, and fans were quick to point out something funny about the accompanying artwork: the pictures totally look like GTA loading screens.
Track: The Human I Am | Artist: This Good Robot | Album: The Light is Taking Me to Pieces
Track: DiscoBrain! | Artist: Cyborg Octopus | Album: Learning to Breathe
On Thursday Hasbro and Sony released Transformers Roll Out, an album featuring transforming robot inspired tracks from ten very different artists, including Danish alt rock band Mew and Gavin Rossdale’s Bush. Let’s give it a listen!
Here’s a really neat way to use note blocks in farming sim Stardew Valley. Instead of growing vegetables, Chinchilla made a small field with note blocks, playing the well-known Chocobo Theme from Final Fantasy.
After a shaky first year of life, we’re pleased an early time of death didn’t have to be called on the Nintendo 3DS. Otherwise, this five year anniversary would have been a lot more depressing.
Not too long ago, I was nonchalantly browsing through Facebook, when I happened upon a video (below). Its description read “No music, just pure straight-six eargasm.” My immediate reaction was “This is exactly what I need right now.”
As the winter 2016 season comes to a close, let’s look at some of the best anime theme songs it had to offer.
If it’s worth remembering, it’s worth remembering on Nostalgia Piano.
There’s nothing quite as wonderful as JRPGs’ common practice of utilizing sweeping compositions to accompany equally vast journeys. Trails of Cold Steel is not much different. But what’s even more striking about the latest installment in The Legend of Heroes’ series, is when its soundtrack deviates from this norm.
Normal people in the early 2000’s most likely heard Evanescence’s “Bring Me to Life”, one of the most well-known rock songs of the period, from radio or its music video. But that’s just normal people. You know how I first heard it?
Track: Counter Action | Artist: Go! Go! Vanillas | Album: Counter Action (single)
Twenty years of choosing starters, battling Teams, collecting badges and catching them all, has given us twenty years of awesome music. Let’s listen and bask in our love and nostalgia for Pokemon!
During a boss battle introduced in the latest update to Final Fantasy XIV a song plays that sounds a lot like Powerman 5000's “When Worlds Collide,” so much so that the band is calling it “a straight up rip off.”
When we hear music from Star Wars or The Legend of Zelda, we think of noble destinies or awaiting adventures. When we hear Batman’s theme, we picture a lone hero, overlooking a city at night. We think of those things because the music—specifically each character’s theme—explicitly expresses and embodies them.
Track: Base Ball Girl | Artist: United Monmonsun | Album: SOS
If you’ve listened to The Life of Pablo, Kanye’s new album, you might have noticed a few familiar voices barking throughout a couple of songs. That’s because Kanye actually sampled Street Fighter II (as is tradition for rap artists, by this point).
It’s that time of the year again. Whether you like it or not Valentine’s Day is here to flood all your senses with love. Alone or together, I believe we all should recognize that love is a beautiful thing.
On Thursday afternoon, Kanye West held an event at Madison Square Garden during which he played his new album, The Life of Pablo, for the first time before a huge crowd. This being Kanye, it wasn’t just a mega listening session, but also a visual art piece and a showcase for Yeezy Season 3, featuring stoic models in…