Three soundtracks I heard and fell in love with in 2021 that weren’t the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker soundtrack!
Boyfriend Dungeon Original Soundtrack
Boyfriend Dungeon is a fun, thoughtful, and extremely clever game that enjoyably combines several genres. No small part of that enjoyment is the title’s stellar soundtrack, which features wonderful instrumental pieces alongside some truly catchy vocal tracks. Marskye serves as Boyfriend Dungeon‘s composer, with vocals provided by Madeleine McQueen. This OST has been making the rounds on my playlists ever since I purchased it, and that doesn’t appear to be stopping as we get further into 2022!
OPUS: Echo of Starsong Original Soundtrack -Best Selection-
This album was an immediate impulse buy for me. I loved the hauntingly beautiful and ethereal tracks performed in OPUS: Echo of Starsong when I played it in 2021. Sound and songs play an important role throughout the game, so it is no small wonder that the OST resonates so well and helps create a lasting overall impression for players. Composed by Triodust and featuring a few vocal tracks performed by the character Eda’s voice actor, this is a gorgeous album containing musical highlights from a truly insightful game.
Cupid Parasite Losyork Dream (Original Soundtrack)
Technically, Cupid Parasite‘s soundtrack came out in 2020, but Western gamers weren’t able to readily play the title until then, so I’m including it here since the official localization was the first time I was lucky enough to hear it. And what an amazing soundtrack it is! By all rights, Cupid Parasite Losyork Dream (Original Soundtrack) shouldn’t be nearly as enjoyable or catchy to listen to as it actually is! The tracks’ energetic beats wonderfully capture the feel of this colorful otome visual novel, and I love the impressive amount of vocal themes sprinkled throughout, as well as just how fitting they are for each character they happen to represent. This is another soundtrack that I’ve had on constant repeat since I first heard it!