Please stop whatever music you're listening for a bit...
by, 22nd June 2013 at 06:57 AM (522 Views)
...and consider listening to Rewrite's soundtrack instead. Seriously. It has quite a bit of variation: happy and silly tunes, aggressive tracks, and very sad yet hopeful ones. And it pulls all of those styles off very well. Now, I'm no reviewer, but here's my own top 10 with short comments:
10. Disc 1, Track 11 - Carnation (カーネーション, Carnation)
How could I have a top list without Shizuru's theme on it? Out of the five main heroine image songs, this and Kotori's theme (Anemone flaccida) are the most relaxing ones, and it really fits Shizuru to a T.
9. Disc 2, Track 5 - Sorrowless
Despite its name, it's a really sad one at least in my opinion, yet it does have a scent of yearning, and hope as well.
8. Disc 1, Track 3 - Sprouting (芽吹き, Mebuki)
An easygoing and relaxing track. You won't hear it too much in the latter parts of the game, so it has a sort of a "good old days" feel as well.
7. Disc 1, Track 21 - Eruptible
Very energizing; I particularly like the part at 0:55-1:10 a lot.
6. Disc 1, Track 13 - Bellis perennis (ヒナギク, Hinagiku)
Other than the main menu BGM, Journey, this is the very first song you'll hear in the game. After that, it'll be a long time until it is played again, but at that point it can easily be identified as a certain heroine's image song. For me, it carries a sense of great mystery.
5. Disc 2, Track 19 - Toxoplasma
One of the more aggressive songs used in some of the serious parts of the game; I believe this is mostly used when you're fighting against monsters. It isn't too hard to imagine the threatening atmosphere.
4. Disc 1, Track 22 - Beyond the Darkness (闇の彼方へ, Yami no Kanata e)
The first ending song, performed by Mizutani Runa (NanosizeMir). Nothing beats that feeling when you have finished reading through a route after doing all the correct decisions, and then the credits start to roll on the screen. Now, this isn't as much as a hit to me as CLANNAD's Kage Futatsu / Two Shadows, but nevertheless this is a song that always reminds you of your great success.
3. Disc 2, Track 1 - Rewrite
Second opening to the game, performed by Psychic Lover. You'll need to play all five character paths before being presented with this OP on a new route that opens; I really think it's a suitable reward as in my opinion this is a really great song overall even without the animation.
2. Disc 2, Track 7 - Scattered Blossoms (散花, Chiru Hana)
Now, I'm not entirely sure if this track was exclusive to Chihaya's route, but I have such a feeling. Anyway, it's another of those sad and yearning songs which tend to evoke, as people online say, the feels.
And for the grand winner...
1. Disc 2, Track 14 - Scene shifts there
Comments on the video page suggest this was somewhat exclusive to Lucia's route, which is a claim I cannot confirm at the moment. Anyway, it's a very brilliant piece of music that begins gently and feels sorrowful at first, but gains momentum around the middle part and transforms beautifully to a triumphant tune of epic proportions.
This playlist has 49 of the 63 total tracks from the OST; not quite sure which ones are missing, but the game length version duplicates for several songs aren't included for sure.
Certain people know I've been gushing about this visual novel for about a month already but I don't seem to get enough :p
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