Just wanted to give a quick shout-out to the music of the Yakuza (Ryu ga Gotoku) series. I've been listening to it on and off for quite a while, but its just recently that I really sat down and listened to it properly (I was reminded by gamemp3's release of the third game's soundtrack). Its quite awesome music, very hard-edged rock, jazz, and techno, with an appropriate bad-ass "gangsta" vibe running throughout.
I haven't heard much mention about it in the VGM community. Anyone else a fan? Haven't heard 3 yet, but the first two soundtracks are great and come highly recommended (I'm even considering buying the original CD, despite the quite outrageous price, don't ask me why).