I have accumulated many personal reviews while listening to albums. My reviewing style is non-conventional and was only intended for myself. Sometimes I will only use one sentence to describe an album if I feel that is all that's required. Other times I will review an album while I'm still listening to it, leading to a song-by-song review of the album (bringing the size of the review to nearly dissertation-level). There are times when I will even come back to a review to add information that I didn't know when originally writing the review. The point is that I won't edit my reviews to make them more readable or conventional. My reviews are always a direct result of what I was feeling when I wrote them and I want to let that feeling come through.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

植松伸夫 - Final Fantasy IV Original Sound Version [1991]

This is mostly a soundtrack for nostalgia. Other than that, it's a pretty standard style of RPG music. I must say, this is fairly disappointingly bland and lifeless when compared to stuff like Chrono Trigger. It's not downright BAD, per say, but it really doesn't survive without playing along to the video game. There are a few exceptions, of course: Chocobo, "Into the Darkness". The battle music, while somewhat effective at raising pulses, is somewhat predictable. I have a feeling that my disappointment with the FF music is going to be a common theme because of the... well.... common themes that are recycled throughout the series that Nobuo worked on.

Rating: 4


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