I'm going to open this one with a personal story. In 2009 at a Blizzcon party, I had the good fortune to be introduced to Russell Brower
, and I promptly went all starry-eyed and gushed about how much I loved WoW's
music. His face lit up and he said, "Oh you are just the best thing!" and kissed my hand. Then asked me what my favorite was. My answer was immediate, and without hesitation: Black Temple
Now, let's fast-forward to today, in 2013, almost four years later. Has my answer changed? Maybe. Black Temple is still definitely up there, but I'm not sure it's the out-and-away winner anymore. With Cataclysm
many of the zones got updated music, so areas I wasn't super enthused about before suddenly became much more compelling. In the end, the five I've come up with are Grizzly Hills
(a perennial favorite), Black Temple
(still love it), Ashenvale
("Nightsong" alone makes this nomination), Karazhan
(haunted mansion!), and Kun-Lai Summit
(mostly for "Way of the Monk," which plays upon entry into the Temple of the White Tiger). Vote on your favorite in the poll, but don't think this is the definitive list. I'm sure there are plenty of zones I've overlooked, so tell us what I've missed in the comments.
Which zone has the best music?
|Grizzly Hills||2399 (49.8%)|
|Black Temple||300 (6.2%)|
|Kun-Lai Summit||569 (11.8%)|
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