XYZ & Numbers

Well, this is the last post in the iTunes All Album Challenge! @_@
Technically, I’m finished with all the albums, but there’s a chunk of 50 music videos in my library that get listed after all the songs in albums. Sometimes I think to list music videos as being “from” the album that the song is on, but since that’s not exactly accurate, I didn’t do it.  So, while this is the end of the All-Album Challenge, it’s not the end of “listen to every track in my iTunes Library.” I can’t believe it’s taken nearly a whole year to do this. @_@

Well, on with it!

X

Songs: 16
Albums Represented: 5
Albums Complete in Library: 1

I’m afraid to write the album title of 2 of those for fear of what kind of people might land at this blog through Google. ^_^;

In this bunch we find some tracks from the classic PSX video game Xenogears. I really don’t remember the game very well but I remember that it was AWESOME. Perhaps the only track that my brain left in retrievable memory was the theme aboard the Thames. I always got such a kick out of how the captain would dramatically say “Men…of…THE SEA!!!” You can hear it (when they’re not playing cards) in this video showing some gameplay.

Y

Songs: 39
Albums Represented: 8
Albums Complete in Library: 1

I think I talk enough about GACKT and his just-ended band YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz on this blog, so rather than highlight their album, I’ll share the track “Hello Bonjour” from the album Yell Fire! by Michael Franti and Spearhead.

Z

Songs: 1
Albums Represented: 1
Albums Complete in Library: 0

The only song representing the Z’s is “Bring the Light” from the Smashing Pumpkin’s album Zeitgeist.

Numbers

Songs: 66
Albums Represented: 32
Albums Complete in Library: 0

The lowest number is 1 and the highest is 2001. I’m going to end by sharing a track from a band that’s just a little younger than me, but I didn’t know about them until…mmm…5 years ago?

The band is BUCK-TICK, one of the grandaddies of the Japanese rock style of visual kei. I only have one album for them, the compilation album 97BT99.

The track that got me interested in them is “Gessekai” (「月世界」which would mean something like “moon world.” ) I know that I heard it on an ad for an anime. I think it was in the previews to some anime series my brother had rented from Netflix…maybe? In any case, I was hypnotized and dug around on the internet using the only lyrics I understood–“tsuki no hikari.” Hmm, I guess I would’ve known the name of the anime series as well. (Which turns out to be Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective.)

And with that laid back, tripped out rock track, I close my iTunes All Album Challenge! Whew!

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