I was toying with the idea of getting a few threads going where people could post their favorite soundtracks that begin with a certain letter and share why they love the albums so much. I was thumbing through my iPod and thought it would be kinda cool to start something like this. Maybe every week or every several days we could post about the next letter and make our way through the alphabet, get the discussion going, share some albums that people might not normally have heard about or have listened to before, etc.
It might sound lame, but I think it's worth a shot. Here's mine...
ABANDONER Original Sound Track
Hoo boy. KT2 is one of my favorite composers, hands down, and this is one of the most solid CDs that he has put out yet. It's equally emotional, beautiful and depressing, and that's a real tough blend to keep static throughout a whole disc. KT2 knows mood like no other VGM composer, and he really shows his skills on this album. I actually prefer it to his Lost Child Infinia disc now that I've heard the entire album as opposed to the several tracks from History Repeats Itself (also highly recommended). It's a little expensive over at Y!J, but it was worth the trouble and the cash money to get myself a copy of the disc. Great, great stuff.
As far as an honorable mention goes, I need to give All Star Pro-Wrestling II props where props are deserved. This album has some short track times, but Sekito rocks out, and he rocks hard. Think Black Mages blueprints but with more character. Usually goes for pretty cheap, too.