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Study Album Of The Week: Anamanaguchi – “Scott Pilgrim VS. The World: The Game”

I’m sure a good portion of you at least heard about last year’s big-screen adaptation of the graphic novel Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. When I first heard about it, I was a bit skeptical that Michael Cera could pull off a “badass” role, but after going to see the movie literally 5 times, I now hold it among my favorites. This is a flick that just oozes style, and it does so many innovative things that watching it several times doesn’t really get boring.

Anyway, after I saw the movie for the first time, I immediately went looking for a soundtrack. I found one, as well as a score – both are great.

Then, my roommate downloaded Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game on the Xbox Live Arcade. It turned out to be a surprisingly good beat-em-up game; however, the biggest treat the game offered was a soundtrack of its own. Created by chiptune artist Anamanaguchi, this sound track is an awesome collection of… chiptunes! Now, while these songs are chiptunes, they’re far from the minimalistic, retro musical stylings of Pokemon or Super Mario. These songs are layered and layered. There’s a lot going on in each one, and some even use acoustic instruments just to spice things up.

Most of the music is fast-paced, but it’s all instrumental and still makes for great study music. In fact, it might make for awesome busy work music – it’s something that’ll probably make you work faster.

At this point, instead of going into a detailed review of each track or analyzing the deep emotions the artist probably felt while creating them, I think I’ll just post a video of the game for you to enjoy.


So yeah. You can check out the sample playlist above, and then get the album at Amazon if you like it.

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