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Random J Pop playlist: Video game music

I had zero intention of posting anything of this here. But discussions of Kingdom Hearts III in these here comments and with some of you on Twitter made me remember that I have followers of this blog who are also gamers. Plus, I can do what the fuck I want. So here it is. My Spotify Video game music playlist, which of course features songs from Hikaru Utada (Kingdom Hearts) and Kumi Koda (Final Fantasy X-2).

As a kid I kinda (well, not kinda...basically, flat out) fell out of music. Something which shocked my family to its core because I REALLY fucking loved music as a kid, then seemed to just completely disregard it. That was all because of video games. But video games actually helped me find my way back to music, as I became a fan of what I'd hear when playing them.

Whilst it's been really cool to see the look of video games evolve over the years, with consoles becoming crazy powerful and giving us in-game graphics of a level that we used to only get in animated CGI cinemat…

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Remix: Hikaru Utada - Too proud (DJ Mykal remix)

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Perfume performing their Game bop "Take me, take me" in 2018 vs. 2008

Brandy to perform a 2 hour concert with a live orchestra *Wig gone*