Over on Random Encounter & Retro Encounter, we’ve talked about our favorite games of 2021, and now it’s time to discuss our favorite music! Four panelists come together with an extra-large playlist today, covering a wide range of music released throughout the year.
Yes, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is here, but so is Ys IX, ENDER LILIES, Impostor Factory, and more! We hope this helps you discover some highlights that you may have missed, because there was no shortage of amazing music released during 2021. What are some of your favorites?
Featuring: Mike Salbato, Hilary Andreff, Patrick Gann, Peter Triezenberg; Edited by Jono Logan
0:04:50 – Endwalker (Masayoshi Soken, The PRIMALS, Sam Carter) – Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Single
0:07:40 – Battle – Da’at (Ryota Kozuka) – Shin Megami Tensei V OST
0:10:42 – Village Pride (TPR) – To The End of the World: Melancholy Music from Xenogears
0:28:04 – Besessenheit (comp. Masashi Hamauzu / arr. Noriyuki Kamikura) – DESTINY 8: SaGa Band Arrangement Album Vol.2
0:31:28 – Norse Wind (Falcom Sound Team jdk (Mitsuo Singa for this particular track)) – Ys IX Monstrum NOX OST
0:33:58 – Earth or Sky (Day Version) (Kan Gao) – Impostor Factory OST
0:51:23 – Deeplurker (Gareth Coker) – Ruined King: A League of Legends Story OST
0:54:06 – Follow Fi / The Spirit’s Guidance (Takeshi Hama) – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD OST
0:57:12 – Everyday Life (Lena Raine) – Moonglow Bay OST
1:17:26 – Forest Kingdom (Keiichi Okabe, arr. ROZEN + REVEN) – NieR: Become as Gods
1:21:06 – Sky Temple (Yuzo Koshiro) – Actraiser Renaissance OST
1:28:13 – Harmonious (Yamato Kasai) – ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights OST
1:54:23 – Pat’s Bonus Track!
Note: Because Actraiser Renaissance doesn’t have an OST release yet, we are linking to 2021’s release by Wayô Records.