Never in a million years did I imagine that I'd fall in love with Enix's "Bust A Move: Rhythm and Dance" the way I did. It's sort of like PaRappa the Rapper except you dance to some of the best tunes I've ever heard in a game rather than sing. I mean I fell hard into this one and I think it was because of the great music that the game was based on. I couldn't take a test, drive my car, or eat without one of the tunes constantly playing in the back of my mind.
As for the soundtrack itself, I am pleased to say that it is far superior to the game OST as nearly every song has a new beginning, ending, and even some cool new verses in between. The various music reflects the personality of the characters in the game. It ranges from house, techno, hip-hop and even a little old school disco, "on the nostalgia tip". Most of all I'd have to classify this as a stricktly dance music CD as that's what it was created for and that's the effect it gives off. Still, with the cool beats and well-written songs there is something for everybody!
Some songs are in Japanese, but they are all just as good as the English ones if not better. In fact, the Japanese music of Capoeira's stage, "Blue Knife", and Frida's stage are among my favorites! Really, it's hard to find such an excellently produced and well mixed assembly of songs like this. You may want to try the game first as this music may not be for everybody, but it's an A+ in my book!