I’m two days late and I don’t give a fuck!!
Thanks again to
Anyways this is the stuff I liked this year.
Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night
I’m not including P5’s remix album here because
Nier Automata: Piano Collections
An excuse to listen to more Nier Automata music is always good. I listened to this one while I was working a lot…I remember when I used to listen to piano albums to study. I don’t study anymore! Oh god I’m an adult now oh shit oh no
Not gonna lie, it was a close race between this and the Splattack remix for best track on this one, but Into the Light is original so that’s what I went with. It doesn’t really matter though, every single track on this album slaps. I can’t die until I see an Off the Hook concert.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ the Golden Country
You ever hear a song and just have it tingle all the way up and down your spine? Like, it checks off every single note. You get completely enthralled in the track, stop what you’re doing and just listen? That’s me with Torna’s battle track. This is probably my favorite song of the year. I honestly find it hard to describe in words. This youtube comment does a good job of explaining how ridiculous the XC2 OST creators are:
Gonna commit a blaspheme here I’m sure but…I actually wasn’t THAT fond of the entirety of Deltarune’s OST? But it makes up for that with 5 or 6 songs that really tie in all the musical motifs together, and what’s good in there is really really good, so it still gets a spot on the list.
Celeste’s soundtrack accentuates the parts of it that are amazing. Like the game itself, it’s gentle and encouraging, and I still listen to it regularly when I need a bit of a push.
Promise World – 3D Blast
I don’t even remember how I found this album, but it slaps. It’s a wild blend of Dreamcast/PS2 era vibes mixed with future funk leanings.
彼女は魔法少女 – Moe Shop
This album was the inspiration for Mint! So that’s fun. Def had to get a spot on the list. Even more future funk.
DROGAS WAVE – Lupe Fiasco
Probably the most important album of the year, and what made me remember that hip-hop can still be pretty good (I’m sorry, this statement makes me sound old). A fascinating concept album depicting a group of slaves that sink on their ship but end up being granted the ability to
事実上 – Reol
Hatsukoi – Utada Hikaru
Even outside of it showcasing the next Kingdom Hearts theme, Hatsukoi is fantastic from beginning to end. It’s a testament to Utada’s lasting power, even after more than a decade of performing, she’s still got it.
I don’t usually like DAOKO’s stuff, actually. But my extensive amount of time playing Dragalia Lost has warmed me up to her. It’s good! I like it.
RWBY: Vol. 5 – Jeff Williams, Casey Williams
The RWBY albums always appeal to the Hot Topic,
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Various Artists
Pretty sure that’s everything. What did you listen to in 2018? Tell me!!
Mint is a writer and designer living in Denver(ish) Colorado. He likes Philly Cheesesteaks, eclectic music genres, awful Horror Movies, and sleeping because he is always tired. He doesn’t know why this is in 3rd person, but he’s heard it makes you sound more sophisticated, so he’s sticking with it.
He is currently writing “The Freelancers,” a novel about gay kids with psychic powers.