Monday, December 1, 2014

Studying My Life Away With Video Game Soundtracks!

Do you have finals coming up? Do you need to study? Do you have a focus problem listening to music with lyrics while trying studying? Do you need to drown out those bitches in the library listening to Taylor Swift without headphones? that last one just me? Anyways, I've got the solution for you! Video game soundtracks!

They are not distracting and awe inspiring. They can range from beautifully solemn to perfectly motivational. A few of my personal favorites to study to are the Journey soundtrack by Austin Wintory, the Assassin's Creed II soundtrack by Jesper Kyd, and The Last of Us soundtrack by Gustavo Santaolalla.

Have you ever tried to perfectly match a soundtrack to whatever is going on in your life just like a movie? Oh...that's just me as well? Anyways, the Journey soundtrack goes along with studying perfectly. As soon as the first track starts you immediately feel calm. The stress fades away and you begin the long Journey through your studying. The darker tracks in the middle perfectly sum up how you feel in the middle of assignments, and then you end with the two magically inspiring tracks "Apotheosis" and "I Was Born for This." Ending your homework on those notes is almost equally as beautiful as the game itself.

What is there to say about the glorious game that is Assassin's Creed II...I would argue there is even more to say about its glorious soundtrack. With beautiful vocals and subtle electric guitar riffs, the soundtrack is what made those standout moments in the game so memorable. And listening to the soundtrack while studying makes studying just a little more bearable.

The Last of Us soundtrack perfectly encapsulates that sinking and solemn feeling that comes over us as we sit down to study for those dreaded finals. So no surprise then that the incredible score put together by Gustavo Santaolalla is an amazing soundtrack to keep you calm and get you through finals week.

And those are just a couple of my favorites that are getting me through this last stretch of the semester. Go support these amazing composers, all game soundtracks are available on iTunes....but since I know we are college students on a budget, most all are available in full on YouTube. Happy studying!

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