In the spirit of the last 2 blogs, I thought, what the hell, why not make a list with the soundtracks I listen to almost every day? So here it is. Again, this list will most probably be edited somewhere in the near future, but one thing is for sure: Cowboy Bebop is my favourite one, and it's very unlikely that this will change anywhere in the future. So, let's rant!
1. Cowboy Bebop. Need I say more? It's Yoko Kanno. It's jazz, blues, it's a lot of melancholy and a lot of energy. Tracks like What Planet is This?, Bad Dog No Biscuit, Blue, Wo Qui Non Coin, Space Lion, heck, all of them have their special place in my heart and God knows how much my neighbors hate me for listening this OST for hours and hours.
2. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. Man, Senju Akira did an outstanding piece of art working on this OST. It perfectly fits the dark atmosphere of the series, and tracks like To Be King, Lapis Philosophorum, Requiem for the Brigardier General [it makes me bawl my eyes out every single time my player decides to go sadistical on me and shuffle to this track], and not the mention the magnificent OPs and EDs... It has got to be my #2 in my top!
3. Escaflowne. Yoko Kanno again. Smooth tracks, very gentle and melancholic sounds that invade your ears and leaves you with a craving for something which is not real. Beautiful, simply beautiful.
4. Eureka SeveN. Heheh, this is a recent discovery ^_^ but it did break into my top 5. Never been much of a fan of trance/electronical/house music, but this one is made of win. Out of all tracks, Storywriter is probably my favourite one. *mental surfing*
5. Fooly Cooly. It took me a bit to decide which one should be my #5, but I think one deserves the place, judging by the amount of air-guitaring that happened.
6. Death Note. Weren't expecting this? It's true that the series was a bit more than disappointing, but you have to admit that the OST is simply awesome. It's dark, it's creepy [take Fuan for example, this track sent shivers down my spine every single time my player decided to freak me out in the middle of the night after a horror movie or when playing various RPGs =_=; ]. So yeah, it the anime had been at least half as good as the track list is...
7. Wolf's Rain. It was probably my first encounter with Yoko Kanno and I have to admit I was very confused for a long time. I couldn't really put my finger on what it meant to me, or what it made me feel like, but I did fell in love with it.
8. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Heheh, you knew this was coming. I'm not going to start ranting about it, seriously, I doubt I'd be able to stop anytime soon, so yeah, I'll stop here.
9. Howl's Moving Castle. I'm not much of a Joe Hisaishi fan when out of context, but when I know the story and that story happens to be my favourite Ghibli movie... then it makes sence.
10. Ayakashi Japanese Classic Horror. Oh dear. It was a bad idea to watch the series late at night, with my headphones at maximum [I'm surprised I'm alive after the scare my cat gave me when suddenly jumping on me at the climax of the bakeneko arc]. Beautiful tracks, traditional instruments, and a very folk atmosphere. Definitely a win by any standards!
** this blog has been written on the music of Oasis, because Oasis.