This week, I spent some time listening to the the soundtrack to Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, by Jim Guthrie (available as an album called Ballad of the Space Babies). This will be the first of what I intend to be a weekly series of music reviews from my Humble Bundle library, which is about 90% game soundtracks.
My favorite track on this album is Lone Star, which you can play here:
I don’t really have the language to write critically about music. What I can say about this album is that “worst” songs aren’t so much offensively bad, so much as unmemorable. It’s a lot like Moby’s music– for every head-nodable tune (like South Side) there’s a bunch that never rise above “pleasant”.
The memorable songs on this album, then, are: Lone Star, The Prettiest Weed, and Maelstrom.
Will you listen to this again?
Probably not as a complete album. I won’t be upset if Lonestar or the other tracks I mentioned above turn up in shuffle mode.
Have you played the game?
Yes! I haven’t finished it yet, but it’s fun. The stuff I said above about songs being memorable or not doesn’t really apply, in-game. The music really contributes to the atmosphere of the game.