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8-06-2010 @ 11:34AM
I'm a VGM nut in general, I really can't fathom playing with the music off, unless I'm powerleveling an alt for the 40th time. And Blizzard has always had really amazing music as video game soundtracks go, with WC3 and WoW being up there.My favorite music by far in the game is (no surprise here) any and everything associated with the Blood Elves, from Lament of the Highborne to the haunting music in Ghostlands to the various takes on the main Sin'dorei lietmotif (my favorite being the version that plays during the Sunwell flyby in Magister's Terrace). First of all, I'm a sucker for strings of any sort, and I LOVE the use of the cello and harp together in a lot of the Blood Elf music--it really conveys the mix of emotions in the race, and just FITS them so well. I love the slightly bombastic horns that kick in during the Silvermoon theme, it really conveys the pride and arrogance but in an elegant way. And all the Danny Elfman-esque choral stuff in there makes me warm and fuzzy. I know strings and choral trills are sort of cliched as fantasy elf music goes but Jesus it really fits the Blood Elves, and I love the composers's take on it here (cellos are something I've never heard before in elf music before, tbh). All of it is so beautiful.Hell, probably the pinnacle of Blood Elf music is EVERYTHING on the Isle of Quel'Danas. Sometimes I go there just to listen to the music; maybe it's the rose-colored glasses of BC nostalgia talking, but the music is one of the reasons I vastly prefer the old Quel'Danas dailies to the current ones in Northrend. It infinitely preferable as daily grinding music to the cheesy Ren Faire tunes at the Argent Tournament. My favorite's probably the track that plays when you do the bombing run daily. Going there everyday and listening to that, you really felt a sense of urgency. tl;dr: we have the best music in the game.
8-06-2010 @ 11:42AM
I must agree, the Blood Elves have a lot of great music. I loved the slightly more ominous tone the belf music took in the Magister's Terrace instance as well.
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