There are a lot of great albums but some of my favorites are the ones that found me when I wasn’t even looking. Two albums in particular come to mind right away, one from a video game and one from a Japanese anime.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Sound Track
Composed by Jeremy Soule.
If you enjoyed the scores for either The Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones, this will be right up your alley. It’s bold, epic, and adventurous.
The soundtrack for the Cowboy Bebop dropped my jaw the first time I heard it. It’s classic big band, jazz, and blues. The sound is spacious and the imaging is amazing, easily allowing the listener to picture the exact placement of each band member. The opening track Tank! is my number one go to for testing imaging.
(My apologies for not being able to find a better quality link than youtube.)
Thanks for reading and I would really enjoy hearing your stories about albums that snuck up on you or just surprised you in general.