Cuphead’s soundtrack tops the jazz charts
It is the very first time in history a video game score has got the No.1 spot.
Cuphead, the indie game notorious for its frantic bullehell, boss rush gameplay and punishing difficulty has picked up one more accolade not too long ago. This time for its brilliant toe-tapping soundtrack.
Taking the best spot on the Billboard Jazz charts, Cuphead’s Chosen Tunes vinyl soundtrack has produced history as the very first video game score to attain such heights.
The double LP, which is a re-release of final year’s album, functions a variety of tunes from the game which includes exclusive new solos under no circumstances-prior to-out there composed by Kristofer Maddigan. I cannot claim to be a substantial jazz fan, but I have to admit Cuphead’s soundtrack was truly a thing specific. It had to be in a lot of methods, as, due to the game’s difficult difficulty, it is uncomplicated to devote upwards of an hour fighting one particular boss and as a result listening to the identical song.
It is cool to see the art and talent poured into indie games getting recognised by such illustrious, and, normally mainstream channels. Video game music has been entertaining players for years – it appears it was only a matter of time till it began topping the charts.
Personally, I really feel like this soundtrack is lasered onto my brain soon after playing the game so considerably, but there’s lots to be enjoyed right here beyond the symphony of discomfort and aggravation that accompanies the gameplay.
The Cuphead: Chosen Tunes vinyl soundtrack is out there to obtain by way of iam8bit priced at $40 with the original also purchasable through Bandcamp.
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