SpongeBob SquarePants OST – The Yellow Album – Review


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Album Title: The Yellow Album
Cartoon Title: SpongeBob SquarePants
Artist: Various
Catalog Number: 73974
Release Type: Compilation
Release Date: 2005
Purchase at: Amazon, Amazon MP3iTunes

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Jazz for Peanuts – Review

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Album Title: Jazz for Peanuts: A Retrospective of the Charlie Brown TV Themes
Cartoon Title: You’re in Love, Charlie Brown
This is America, Charlie Brown
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown
It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Artist: Vince Guaraldi, David Benoit, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck,
Don Grusin, Dave Grusin, Kenny G.
Catalog Number: PKD-30454
Release Type: Compilation
Release Date: 2008
Purchase at: Amazon, Amazon MP3, iTunes

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Original Soundtrack – Review

Album Title: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Original Soundtrack
Cartoon Title: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Composer: Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz (lyrics)
Catalog Number: B000001M31
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: June 21, 1996
Purchase at: Amazon, Amazon MP3, iTunes

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Achieving Instrumentality Through Western Means and Not Anime

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With Aftershok’s post on Tamako Market’s opening theme, a chapter has closed on Anime Instrumentality’s existence. In a really niche fandom increasingly subject to such injustices as CDs being bundled with DVD/Blu-Rays, all manner of bootlegs that trick unwary consumers into not contributing to an artist’s welfare, and the slowness of anime OP/ED appearances on US iTunes, we feel left out in the cold, bereft of our core value: instrumentality. That is, the sense that we’re serving a higher purpose.

But if there’s something that unites us all, it’s an unyielding persistence that carries us on. So those anime companies are too high-minded, too hoity-toity, too elitist to sell soundtracks unbundled? They dare cram nonsense like drama tracks that are a jarring contrast to the sweet melodies in tracks previous? Very well! We shall set off in search of greener pastures that suit our idiom. [Read more...]

Tamako Market OP Single – Dramatic Market Ride – Review

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Album Title: Dramatic Market Ride
Anime Title: Tamako Market
Artist: Tamako Kitashirakawa (Aya Suzaki)
Catalog Number: PCCG-70172
Release Type: OP/ED Single
Release Date: January 25, 2013
Purchase at: CDJapan

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