While most people could have told me that adding this new feature was such a blindingly obvious one that should have done from the beginning, the amount of work required to do so served as an excellent reason for me to put it off. But alas, I’ve come to the realization that OST reviews are useless without sample tracks for people to actually listen to so that they actually have a clue as to what I’m talking about when I’m writing these reviews. Not many people actually discuss soundtracks on any level, so I’m hoping at least to get people to generate some sort of dialog about whether they thought a particular track or album was good or bad by having solid examples that people can actually point to.
Naturally, only the soundtracks and vocal collections will actually have the sample tracks and even then, I’ll only put up at most five excerpts per soundtrack with a minimum of three excerpts. The OP/ED albums will continue to have that youtube link at the bottom since a major part of what makes OP/EDs so enjoyable are the accompanying animation sequences.
In any event, samples have been loaded for the following soundtracks below, which can be found at the bottom of their respective posts. Please take a visit back and listen to what I’m talking about whenever I praise or pan a certain track. If there is a track that isn’t working or you can spot some errors, then please let me know.
- ARIA the NATURAL – Aria the NATURAL Vocal Collection
- Kure-nai – Kurenai Original Soundtrack
- Macross Frontier – Macross Frontier Original Soundtrack – Nyan Furo
- Romeo x Juliet – Romeo x Juliet Original Soundtrack
At this point, I feel that I’m ready to expand the blog further, which means that I’m going to be looking for people who are enthusiastic about anime music and are capable of writing reviews that are similar to what I’ve put forth so far. If you’re interested in helping me in this endeavor, please comment here and send me an email at webmaster[ATSIGN]animeinstrumentality[DOT]net with a sample review.