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 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.
@Rhythmatist I totally agree the World of Warcraft soundtrack is amazing. Come to think of it, most fantasy based videos have a pretty good sound track. I’ll have to go back double check the track listing for the 2 cd boxset just to make sure I’m not missing anything.
Also, I have never listened to the Spyro soundtrack so you can bet I’ll be checking that out today. Thank you for some awesome recommends.
There was that one album in the 70s that was pretty popular where everyone was screwing everybody else during a series of divorces and breakups…what was that called again? Hmm. Where they wrote songs about going your own way and sang harmonies across from each other…