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Music To My Ears

By Khylil

Since the other bloggers seem to be talking about video games, I thought I might as well join in on the fun! I too, live off of video games, and have made them a very important part of my life. However, I have grown up more on the soundtracks rather than the gaming itself. I enjoy the musical aspect of gaming, practically on an everyday basis.

Video gaming has been a very huge thing throughout my life and I enjoy a wide mixture of music from video games and anime. I play games and the music from them pretty much every day, because it seems like the music from them lives in me. As a kid I enjoyed Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 soundtracks (actually almost any of the Sonic soundtracks!), and even now the entire series is a comfort to hear because the music never died out to me. Some of my favorite songs from the Sonic Adventure 2/Sonic Adventure 2: Battle games are Dive in the Mellow by Hunnid Pacent, Crush ‘em All by Jun Senoue and Live and Learn by Crush 40. From the music from these games I’ve started listening to the bands, like Crush 40 and Zebrahead, who are behind the game soundtracks.

I’ve also been listening to Yuzo Koshiro’s mix of songs from the Streets of Rage series. The songs from the second Streets of Rage game really stood out because they are really relaxed and I often listen to them in my free time. Another gaming series with great music to listen to is Kingdom Hearts. Since I got into the Kingdom Hearts series, I have been listening to Yoko Shimomura’s Musique pour la tristesse de Xion, an expanded list of Kingdom Hearts and Disney songs (mainly The Little Mermaid’s Japanese version of Under the Sea).

For me, the soundtracks, rather than the eye to hand coordination of video games, continues to be an important part of my life and has left a wonderful taste to my ears.