Subject: Favourite Fallout Music? Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:25 pm
Throughout the Fallout series there have been a lot of awesome music tracks, specifically by Mark Morgan and Inon Zur. I'm talking specifically music written for the games but if you want to mention the licensed music used go for it. What are your favourite tracks?
Personally, my favourites are Vats of Goo, My Chrysalis Highwayman and Gold Slouch from the original Fallouts. But I also love the Caesar's Legion Theme from Fallout New Vegas. There's just something so wonderfully dramatic and foreboding about it. A lot of people were disappointed that you don't see enough of the Legion, that they're very underpowered etc., but man this music really makes you think these guys can stamp down on Vegas with an iron boot.
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Ah man there's so many to choose from. Mine would have to be either I don't want to set the world on fire by The Ink Spots in Fallout 3 or Ain't that a kick in the head by Dean Martin in Fallout New Vegas.
Another thing is Fallout Tactics. Almost everyone forgets about it but there's a decent amount of ambient and action music there. Also written by Inon Zur so it's a shame that these tracks have fallen into obscurity compared to Morgan's work and the later Fallout games.
Talking about music specifically created for Fallout, I think one of the best, at least for Fallout 4 was the Children of Atom theme in Far Harbour. Thought it gave the Children a lot more substance other than being crazy nuke cultists, made them very interesting overall. Hope we see more of them in the future.
For Fallout 3 it would have to be the main theme, But saying that I think the ambient music when in either the Capital Wasteland and the Mojave are really good too, definitely adds to the atmosphere of the games.
For an original I would have to go with Begin Again as well, it really perfects dead money. My all time favorite to hear on the radio tho is easily Nat King Cole's Love Me as Though There Where No Tomorrow.
The original Fallout 3 trailer with "I Don't Want to Set The World on Fire", where it starts in the ripped apart city bus and pans out to the BOS solider. That video gives me the chills every time. There's just something about it that I love.
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Subject: Re: Favourite Fallout Music? Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:30 am
Out of all the tracks created specifically for the Fallout games, I found myself most attracted to the Minutemen theme. Not only because I admire what the faction stands for in general, but because the theme does a great job at being relatively dynamic.
Out of all the radio songs, Frank Sinatra's Blue Moon is absolutely fantastic. It's my go-to song when someone wants me to describe my love for New Vegas.
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Subject: Re: Favourite Fallout Music? Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:00 am
I think the Fallout 1 track, "Moribund World" by Mark Morgan encapsulates the raw atmosphere and hopeless, desolate feeling of the Fallout universe better than anything else. It's got a very tribal and intense air to it which has not been replicated since.
But obviously, Vats of Goo and Desert Wind are very, very high up on the list as well. Especially Desert Wind because it's so simpl and yet so incredibly evocative. The continuous noise mimics the oppressive totality of an engulfing storm and yet manages to be hauntingly melodic, almost frightening. It clutches your heart as the shrill, distant violins mix with the rusty clanging of metal.
When Bethesda took over the franchise, I can't help but feel they missed the mark a little when they listened solely to the opening score by the Ink Spots and decided that the world and music should be mostly about creating a similarly happy-go-lucky retro-futuristic atmosphere with a layer of ironic distance to the actual horror and despair of the world.
Black Isle's Fallout was a very serious, dangerous world with the rare bout of random silliness thrown in. Bethesda's fallout is a very random, silly world with the rare bout of seriousness and danger thrown in.
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Subject: Re: Favourite Fallout Music? Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:09 am
Although many say Fallout 3 is just post-apocalyptic, and it shows no signs of humanity rebuilding itself, it imo is the one that mostly represents just that. This explore theme represented that the most.
Ah and who could forget the coolest Fallout theme of all time.
Best BoS theme song and always will be. Fits the BoS perfectly.
My favourite radio song in the Fallout universe followed closely by Uranium Fever and Blue Moon. I just like how it always makes me optimistic of the future.