• My favorite (mostly metal) albums of 2010 - Final list!

    30 Dec 2010, 23:55 by hurricane_mario

    I am fairly open-minded (as you should be), so expect any genre in here, though metal is definitely my favorite. However, I usually won't bother to review non-metal releases unless it's one of the extremes - really good, or really bad and I feel like trashing it. Though, I'm just realizing that my taste has shifted away from metal even more this year...

    This is my final list, containing almost every album I have listened to which came out in 2010. I will not be updating this entry any more unless someone enlightens me to something super-fantastic that came out this year that I missed. I can’t believe 2010 is over already, it seems like yesterday it was new years eve, and now it is tomorrow again. I will likely not do a list like this again next year, its too much work. But it's been fun and a good way to keep track of the excessive amounts of music I like. Perhaps next year just a top 20 and other great ones.

    A playlist including one song off each of the top 20 albums and 7 other songs, is up on my blog as of 1/9/11. …
  • My Favorite albums of 2010. Updated 12/3

    1 Sep 2010, 19:10 by hurricane_mario

    I am fairly open-minded (as you should be), so expect any genre in here, though metal is definitely my favorite. However, I usually won't bother to review non-metal releases unless it's one of the extremes - really good, or really bad and I feel like trashing it.

    Keep in mind, I am rating these albums as a whole, not judging it based on the quality of particular songs. For example, if there are no songs that stand out as good, but the album is a concept album that reveals to me the meaning of life through music, it would probably be #1. Production is a BIG part of my review process as well, it's 2010 so I want my albums to sound futuristic, refined and shiny!

    Top 10 in order, rest of categories are alphabetical.

    " ...dissapointment" Where albums I really wanted did not meet or exceed expectations.

    bold is a must-listen!!

    And please comment, either to debate my reviews or to recommend me albums I don't know about!

  • Nobuooo February '10 - Highest Voted Items

    9 Mar 2010, 16:53 by jeriaska

    The Nobuooo news website takes a look at the most read, voted and tweeted items for February 2010.

    This past month Garry Schyman scored BioShock 2, a soundtrack album was announced for ThatGameCompany's Flower, Akira Yamaoka joined Grasshopper Manufacture, and the Korg DS-10 Plus software debuted.

    These are a selection of items from 2.10.

    News

    Fan-Fueled Retro Game Revival - Comic Market 77

    Comiket attracts hundreds of thousands of amateur artists from all over Japan. This GameSetWatch report takes a look at the remixed videogame music of Comic Market 77, including interviews with the participants.

    http://nobuooo.com/item/6797

    Flower soundtrack announced

    Coming soon, That Game Company will be releasing the original soundtrack for Flower composed by Vincent Diamante. The soundtrack has been remastered and mixed specifically for the release, and more details will be announced in the near future on the official Playstation Blog.

    http://nobuooo.com/item/6839

  • My favorite albums of 2010 - Updated regularly with my thoughts/reviews!

    9 Feb 2010, 23:16 by hurricane_mario

    New version without reviews. This is the one I will continue to update. - http://www.last.fm/user/hurricane_mario/journal/2010/09/01/3vx1pl_my_favorite_albums_of_2010._updated_91

    I am fairly open-minded (as you should be), so expect any genre in here, though metal is definitely my favorite. However, I usually won't bother to review non-metal releases unless it's one of the extremes - really good, or really bad and I feel like trashing it.

    Keep in mind, I am rating these albums as a whole, not judging it based on the quality of particular songs. For example, if there are no songs that stand out as good, but the album is a concept album that reveals to me the meaning of life through music, it would probably be #1. Production is a BIG part of my review process as well, it's 2010 so I want my albums to sound futuristic, refined and shiny!

    And please comment, either to debate my reviews or to recommend me albums I don't know about!

    * = These albums are on my blogspot... click the link in my profile if you want to hear them.
  • Nobuooo January '10 - Highest Voted Items

    3 Feb 2010, 04:16 by jeriaska

    The Nobuooo news website takes a look at the most read, voted and tweeted items for January 2010.

    Last month saw the nomination of the Independent Games Festival Awards, due to be given to recipients at the Game Developers Conference next month. Comic Market 77 brought together the world of videogame arrangers in Tokyo, Japan. Q&As took place with High Frequency Bandwidth of PixelJunk Shooter, Chris Mahoney of ACTIVE KNOWLEDGE, and Keiki Kobayashi of Ace Combat Zero.

    Here is a selection of items from the first month of Nobuooo.

    News

    Boing Boing Guide to the 2010 Indie Games Festival

    Boing Boing's Brandon Boyer has released a guide to this year's IGF finalists. Read about audio nominees Super Meat Boy, Shatter, Closure, Rocketbirds: Revolution and Trauma, along with a collection of other strange and interesting indie game titles to be showcased at the Game Developers Conference in March.

    http://nobuooo.com/item/6680

  • Nobuooo October '09 - Highest Voted Items

    7 Nov 2009, 01:18 by jeriaska

    It's time again for a rundown of the highest voted and most read news stories on videogame music posted to the Nobuooo website.

    October 2009 saw continued coverage of the Tokyo Game Show and Persona Live in Velvet Room concert in Japan. Original soundtrack albums for Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Tekken 6 were announced. It was a good month for chip music as well, with debuts for Chiptuned Rockman, Wanna Hld Yr Handheld, and the Bit.Trip Beat soundtrack.

    News

    Muramasa soundtrack announced

    Basiscape will be publishing an original soundtrack album for Muramasa on December 16 in Japan. The three-CD item will include an art booklet and original cover illustration, which is now viewable online. Sound producer for the game score is Hitoshi Sakimoto, composer on Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII.

    http://nobuooo.com/item/6329

    Persona Music, Live in Shinjuku - An Audio Report

    Gamasutra visits Persona Music Live at Wel City, Tokyo…