Sometimes I pick what I’m going to post for the week based on if I can come up with a clever post title. Once I climb over that hurdle, it’s all smooth sailing. So I’d meant to post another Final Fantasy Character Assessment, because I’m on vacation this week and next, but *loading excuse* I ran some errands that got me home by six, and I have a loooooong list of items still on my to-do list, so this is what you get. Also consider I spent eight hours yesterday working on an essay for the FFVII 20th anniversary so shaddup will ya :p
What’s your favorite Final Fantasy album?
The Advent Children OST.
Years ago, AOL Radio used to have a Final Fantasy channel that I’d list to all day long, and nearly every day they’d play a song entitled “End Credits,” which claimed to be from Final Fantasy VII. Now I know what the end credits to FFVII sound like, and I have the FFVII OST, so I was quite confused to hear this beautiful, ethereal song claiming that title. Not to say the original end credit music isn’t par excellence, but the song in question would bring tears to my eyes (especially starting around 3:38 until the end). Eventually, I discovered it was the end credits to Advent, and I immediately bought the album.
This is probably one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. The way the music flows is like a leaf or (more likely) a feather on the wind.
I also love “Aerith’s (grumble…hate having to use that spelling, but that’s what the title of the song is) Theme,” “Tifa’s Theme,” and of course Advent’s version of “One Winged Angel,” which I’ll end up speeding to if I’m driving. “Across the Wasteland” is so desolate and dark; “Water” is bittersweet and haunting, “Black Water” shows off a heavy metal aesthetic that fits perfectly with the cyberpunk dystopian nature of the game/film; “Sign” is so eerie; “The Promised Land” is one of those songs I learned the words to immediately so I could sing along in Latin; and “Tenrai~Divinity I” is a song I attempted to learn the words to, but could never find a proper source. The only song I really don’t like is the album’s version of “J-E-N-O-V-A,,” though I do love other versions of that wildly complicated melody such as the original OST’s and The Black Mages’ rendition.
What’s your favorite Final Fantasy album, or, if not FF, what’s your favorite video game album? What makes it your favorite? Is it one or two particular songs or the whole package? Let’s talk more VG music in the comments!