ITT: FBF's Top Ten Anime Music.

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  1. Silios

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    Here's the rules. I'll pick one song from one anime, the song that I think best represents that show. I will not comment on the show its self, only the song. If your song isn't on the list or you think I picked the wrong song for the show. Don't get butthurt, post your favorite songs, it's a damn message board after all.

    10. The Sore Feet Song - From Mushishi opening credits.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBBFDb0hC4Y

    Quite possibly the most relaxing song I've ever heard. Okay, I'm a sucker for folk and a huge Chet Akins fan. May not be your cup of tea, but I put this own and I want to take a nap.

    9. World Without Logos - From Hellsing (TV) opening

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-KxsdWX9xE

    Damn fine song. The jazz instrumentals mixes with the rock overtone, the vocals are soft to the point I've never really understood what the guy was saying. But damn... Shoo boo doo bee doo.

    8. The Garden of everything - From Rahxephon Ost Movie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvHvxLBfhVw

    I've always been a huge fan of Steve Conte since I first watched Cowboy Bebop. The man has such a bluesy voice that's distinct when you hear it. This will make Cowboy Bebop the hardest to judge on this list. This song however is an excellent duet.

    7. Be Human - From Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDtLpCzKqkQ

    Not the most obvious choice from GitS huh? Why pick this song? I ask you to listen to the lyrics, and tell me it's not moving. A machine that wants to be human, it's an element that we've seen since the Tinman in Oz (Not to be confused with the prison show about anal rape).

    6. Dance of Course - From Escoflowne

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSlNHi6wgQQ

    I despise to use the word 'epic', but it's fitting for this song. The violin screaming at you at the beginning, only a few words are ever said. ESCO FLOWNE! If you haven't guessed it yet, I'm picking a lot of Yoko Kano songs. A little tid bit, this song was reused in a Super Bowl advert where the lyrics were changed to "This stuff, is epic".

    5. Gravity - From Wolf's Rain ending credits

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31P_lCBwdgQ

    Such a sad song. It's always amazing to me how music can influence your mood, this song all ways bums me out, it's worse than those Sarah Mclachlan abused puppies. Actually, you want someone to commit suicide? Remove Sarah from those adverts, put this song on, and look at tortured dogs and cats. Goddammit I need a cigarette now.

    4. Moon's Cocoon - From Turn a Gundam

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWJY2zJ8u5s

    The build up in this song is what gets me. It's almost Celtic in nature. It starts you out slow like a lullaby, then you're in this electric guitar rift, then the electronics and drums. All the while you're being serenaded by the sweetest voice.

    3. Sound life/ Rem's theme - From Trigun ending

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EQHg_bhCKY

    Like I said, I'm a sucker for folk. This song almost has an acid lucid trippy folk feel to it. Don't get me wrong, the Trigun into is amazing, but this is just right up my alley. It says more to me about the general message of Trigun. It captures the more dramatic elements of the show.

    *Wow we've sure come far, now we get too that beast of musical melodies, the king of anime, Cowboy Bebop. So many amazing songs to choose from, I'm obviously going to miss your favorite. To be honest, I love them all, but I have to pick one...*

    2. Blue - From Cowboy Bebop

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03qBqP2I4p8

    "Ugh FBF why not Space Lion? Or Tank! Or..Or...Or.." Look I had to pick one, and I picked the song that moved me the most. This is a message board, post yours please. Moot-point, why does this song move me? It starts off with an a cappella "Would you listen?" the music slowly creeps in on us. The choir is silent, we have a melodic guitar rift. "Never seen a bluer sky, I can feel it reaching out moving closer, there's something about blue" The lyrics continue, she couldn't answer why blue was important. "Free, wanna be free"

    Even if you haven't seen the show, the song is a representation of death, a peaceful death. You enter into the void. And that is why it moves me, it is sublime.

    1. Gotta Knock a Little Harder - Cowboy Bebop The Movie.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V-WGwJJj58

    IT'S FAIR I SWEAR! The movie is obviously a separate thing from the TV show. Now let's break this bitch down.

    This song is number one on my list because it's the best damn song you'll ever hear in an anime. It is everything from the 60's acid/jazz/folk/rock music period distilled into one of the most badass songs I've ever heard. It's like Janis Joplin singing, Hendrix on the guitar, and Elton John on the piano. It's everything American and it's not.
     
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  2. C_nate

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    Not a huge anime fan (just basically check out whatever adult swim feels like showing) and they had a run of Deathnote a while back. Only watched a few shows but the intro stuck with me forever because it kicked so much ass. I now have a new found respect for Japanese metal.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOZgjPr_3HE


    P.S.
    This particular video that I linked (because it had the best audio quality imo) is a fan made cut of clips from the show and contains spoilers as does the comments below. Read and or watch at your own risk, but listen and be rewarded.
     
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    ^ Oh man, that scene where Light gets his memory back <3

    I liked that Maximum Hormone song too, I had it on repeat when I first heard it just for the "hey hey ningen fucker" bit!

    Nice list FBF! Shamefully I've not watched most of those. But I can share my love for Cowboy Bebop, I watched that at uni (Tigerlily finally got to me about that), and I loved it. I listened to the soundtrack for a while, it's amazing to work to.

    I'm having a hard time choosing favourite songs. I mostly just like awesome guitar riffs or shit like that. But with that in mind, I've always enjoyed the credit song to Air Gear - "Skys 2 High" by Skankfunk:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amRtXz2ix1U

    That's a funky album too.

    Another is "Thrust through your heavens with your spirit" for Gurren Lagann:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l__jSgT ... plpp_video

    I enjoy this song, it always gives off a heroic vibe. You'd play it when the underdog wins...or when you're about to break out the fucking Giga Drill Breaker!

    Cant think of much more right now, but I'll keep it in mind :)
     
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    Pretty much anything from Cowboy Bebop. I love The Seatbelts and just about everything Yoko Kano does. If I had to pick a most favourite... Hmmm... I'll get back to you on that.
     
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    I find the lack of music from FLCL disturbing. Some of the best music ever. Cowboy bebop is rocking it too, i wish i owned the series.
     
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    I'm really digging that song. Yeah I'll go to the gym and put on Yoko Kano's Space Bio Charge Album and work out to the whole three albums.
     
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    Sorry for the double post, but you just said word for word what my bestfriend told me earlier today.

    I really do dig FLCL as a show and its music, I've just been on a Yoko Kano circle jerk for the last week.
     
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    The best part of that show is how intentionally bad the dub was and how hilarious it made the show.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrI7QUJfkvI
     
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  11. Noritama

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    Hmm a top ten anime music list. :O must think of my own.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuouURRMbVM
    Afro Samurai Resurrection - Combat

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmSmnkpn6Ro
    Eureka Seven OP 1 (Hell, any of them)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZZQ2qgm93c
    Ping Pong Club OP
    The perfect definition of the series, and it's shit.

    And this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehDJ8oDcv3E
    Fucking ass, and it was like that for the original.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAok5UaL6hc
    Great Teacher Onizuka OP - Driver's High L'Arc~En~Ciel

    Gotta second Cromartie and Samurai Champloo.
     
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