I just listened to this tune ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUhAni0ZdNI ) from the PSP OST of Ridge Racers and was floored by it. It's easily on par with D&B classics by the likes of 4hero and Roni Size. So now I'm very curious about the series in general. Which soundtracks in this series are generally considered the best? I'll look into the ones you guys suggest. Thanks.
I think that the best OST from the series is the RR direct audio from the first PSP game:
http://chudahs-corner.com/soundtracks/i … A-1366%7E7
Let me tell you why: first, it rules. Secondly, disc 2 is sort of a compilation of older RR tunes, ranging from the first game to the fifth in the series, so you can get a taste of what each respective game has to offer. I find it to be varied, fresh and enjoyable almost all the way through; The remixes are cool, too. I tend to enjoy the later style of RR tunes (RRV, RR PSP, RR:R) more than the earlier soundtracks, but this album is a good way to test the water with the series.
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidge Racer, the first of course. Classic, melodic tunes with just the right amount of sampling and techno-electronica goodness not overkilled with noise like the later RR games.
"Speedster" is probably one of the wildest "chase" musics used in a video game.
Bumpin' an old thread to give R4 the respect it deserves (man, I can't believe I neglected this one for so long) as well as props to RR6's OST, which is currently my favorite out of the whole lot. It reminds me of the first RRda album, but with more variety and even a couple of Katamari-ish tracks (Asuka Sasai FTW).
I can certainly tell you what is NOT the best RR OST and that is the abomination that is RR7.
Heh, that's why I didn't want to tell you about it over AIM. I figured you'd make your own conclusions! Some of the compositions are pretty good, but the song times and super repetitive looping killed the album for me.
I've only heard the first one, Ridge Racers, Ridge Racer 6, some bits of Rage Racer, and I've got to say that Hiroshi Okubo is the man. I'm not fond of SamplingMasters' rave, actually some of the tracks by Hosoe and Saso are the worst I've ever heard in VGM, but Okubo and Sano are awesome. Bassrider, Disco Ball, the Rage Racer Theme and it's remix on Ridge Racers 2, Explorers. I can go on and on....
Oh, and Yu Miyake. Let's get, together!
OP, if you like this track by Kohta, I urge you to visit his site:
and check his great free samples:
Cronus4180 + boosted bass + headphones = amazement.
As for the Ridges, I'd have a hard time chosing between 4 & 6 too.. but mostly Sano, Kohta and some of Okubo's tracks are the highlight of the series without a doubt.
Whoa. There are some great tunes in there, including the sweet remix of RRV's "Euphoria" listed as "Euphotic". Thanks, man!