My Favourite Radiohead Tracks

All of a sudden, pretty much every Radiohead song ever released has ended up on Youtube. This includes not just their main albums but even the music track they did for the James Bond movie Spectre and a lot of their side-albums and unreleased stuff. Why? I have no idea. But I’m not going to look a gift horse in the mouth because I’m too busy listening to Radiohead. Seriously, pretty much every song is here, and you can access all of them on Youtube via their albums here. How did I get into Radiohead? I’m not really sure, it’s… [Continue Reading]

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Help! I’ve Been Listening To Minecraft Music on Loop!

I’ve written articles on video game music in the past, but that was mostly a collection of songs I like, including one really obscure, sped up version of a track from the Binding of Isaac, as well as songs that essentially haunt my psyche while also being very pretty to listen to. aabicus also wrote an article a while ago (although still somewhat recently) about Team Fortress 2 remix songs he’s heard and enjoyed, and frankly that’s a whole different ballpark of craziness. But right now, I’ve been listening to the same four Minecraft tracks on loop and I have… [Continue Reading]

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Cold and Gold

Domi Quia Emi Eu. Domi Christe Emi Eu. Domi Quia Emi Eu. Pace. Those are the opening and repeating lyrics to a song on the Warframe Soundtrack known as Ghosts of Void and originally known as Cold and Gold. The lyrics are used on a handful of other songs in Orokin-themed areas – the Void, the Derelict and Lua. Related posts: Medic’s Favourite Video Game Songs Octavia’s Anthem – The Trouble with Cephalons

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My Favorite TF2 Community Remixes

TF2 has one of the oldest and proudest fan communities in gaming history. Part of it stems from the radical new approach Valve took when designing the playable classes; never before had a shooter made every class into a fully three-dimensional character with personalities, backstories, and Pixar-level visual design. The brilliant writing and voice acting was the cherry on top that propelled our nine favorite mercenaries into top-ten lists throughout the internet upon release. Valve was richly rewarded with a thriving community of artists, animators, and other creatives who showed their love for the TF2 characters through peripheral content that… [Continue Reading]

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Songs That Make Me Stop

I remember being told a story, years ago, about going into a shop and having everyone stop what they were doing because a song came on. Being a story from a long time ago, I don’t remember any of the details, who it was or where they were shopping or why, but I do remember the name of the album that the song was on: Everyone is Here by the Finn Brothers. What I don’t remember is what particular song it was. I think it was Edible Flowers, but here’s the thing – most of the songs on that album… [Continue Reading]

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On Sound Cues

Playing Left 4 Dead 2 recently made me realize something. The sounds and music in that game and its predecessor Left 4 Dead 1 are absolutely amazing. Really, the more I think about it, the more I feel the sound direction is what ties the game together and gives both the game and the player direction without being in your face. You see, in Left 4 Dead, there’s not a huge amount of actual music. All the music comes from the many sound cues from your environments as you walk by. You know when there’s a tank coming, not just… [Continue Reading]

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Five Songs To Calm One Down

There’s always noise in my head. Always someone talking. Always a conversation. Always a mess of things. There’s almost always some music there as well. The noise doesn’t stop until I go to sleep. But sometimes the noise is so loud that I can’t sleep. So I need some nice, calm, real world music to listen to. So here are five songs which calm me down, and I hope do the same for you. 5. Secunda, TESV Skyrim Soundtrack This song is a fairly obvious one, a track I mentioned in my list of video game songs that I enjoy.… [Continue Reading]

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Medic’s Favourite Video Game Songs

I have weird tastes in music. Although I generally dislike things like pop and jazz, I’ll happily listen to a lot of different types of rock and metal music. I am a fan of Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Crowded House, Linkin Park and Disturbed all at the same time. I actually saw Radiohead live when I was 11, and I reviewed their last album here. When it comes to video game music, it’s not as bad, a lot of the things I like have common themes about them. Unfortunately, I have zero musical talent nor do I have… [Continue Reading]

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On Enjoying Various Kinds of Music

It’s hard to describe music that I like. On one hand, I’m the old sort of sap who will happily listen to Crowded House for hours and hours on end. On the other hand, I’ll also happily listen to Disturbed for hours and hours on end. I also enjoy somewhat mainstream music like Queens of the Stone Age and Radiohead, both of whom have featured in reviews here on the Daily SPUF. Heck, I also saw Radiohead live, on the day that “2 + 2 = 5” was recorded live for the Com Lag EP.Seriously. If you have Com Lag… [Continue Reading]

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The New QOTSA Album – Villains

When it comes to reviewing things, I’m always late to the punch. But with a lot of things, you need some time to listen and let things settle down a bit. Maybe you just need to absorb what you just watched. Maybe you need to watch, read or listen again. That’s definitely the case with the new Queens of the Stone Age album, Villains. The first song I heard was their two singles, The Way You Used To Do and The Evil Has Landed. I didn’t really listen to them too much in detail because I wanted to hear the… [Continue Reading]

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