Jeremy Soule
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Soundtrack


5.0
classic

Review

by DarthMann USER (21 Reviews)
March 31st, 2012 | 199 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Thom Yorke walked into a bar. Matthew Bellamy and Johnny Greenwood jumped him with the help of a blunt object.

Skyrim was perhaps the most advertised game of 2011, and for good reason. In detail and gameplay, it surpassed that of the worn franchise 'Call of Duty,' and perhaps every other release of the same year. Yet a game cannot garner it's elite status via graphics and gameplay. To be really regarded as one of the best, an engaging soundtrack is essential. Skyrim delivers exactly that, and more. 12. The sheer beauty represented between each calm song regresses and climaxes as the album wears. The megatrack, 'Skyrim Atmospheres,' clocking in at a monstrous 42 minutes, contains some of the most relaxing yet epic music to ever be composed. Yet there's an edginess buried deep within the entire album, which perhaps tops what the Morrowind soundtrack had to offer. Overall the album is 3.6 hours, yet by no means is it overdone. The music is relatable, even to those that never even touched Skyrim. It could be the soundtrack for the confused, for the unloved, for the unfair, for fighting dragons or ***ing night-elves. It's everything combined into one sound that rules our world - Music. Their is a sense of power within each dangerous track that blares with rumbling toms and heavy horns, a sense of clarity and sheer joy embedded within each glorious song, and a sense of elegance and darkness circling the heavy atmosphere that is ever-present in the eerie, yet dramatic tracks. Many would say that listening to soundtracks is a waste of time, and detracts from the experience that one can garner from merely playing the game. Jeremy Soule's master-piece proves each and everyone of them...


wrong.



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DarthMann
March 31st 2012


13818 Comments


good album

Ovrot
March 31st 2012


10510 Comments


gay album
ok game

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coneren
March 31st 2012


11111 Comments


agreed

DarthMann
March 31st 2012


13818 Comments


u shud feel bad and cone u should be flaccid

Tyrael
March 31st 2012


20904 Comments


stupid album

good review though

Fatbagofcrack
March 31st 2012


21 Comments


Games alright, but holy crap what a soundtrack.

Ancient Stones may be my favorite off this.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 31st 2012


16440 Comments


Loved this game and this soundtrack.

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NeutralThunder12
March 31st 2012


8742 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

shits on oblivion

ThroneOfAgony
March 31st 2012


3485 Comments


no one gves a fuck fag

ThroneOfAgony
March 31st 2012


3485 Comments


jst dance with me

Parallels
March 31st 2012


6643 Comments


Morrowind soundtrack will always be my fav

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 31st 2012


50603 Comments


Spring break
I might play this again

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TooLateToGoBack
March 31st 2012


1775 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Amazing game, amazing soundtrack.

Oblivion is still better, though.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
March 31st 2012


16137 Comments


This is a hell of an improvement over Oblivion's soundtrack. The game is too, for the most part. Though, Morrowind is still the best Elder Scrolls.

Lakes.
March 31st 2012


28527 Comments


morrowind is miles ahead
skyrim modded is pretty good though

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GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
March 31st 2012


6160 Comments


lol at neutralgender12

change the "their" in the review to "there", good review pos'd

DarthMann
March 31st 2012


13818 Comments


will do

sup craigmaster

DarthMann
March 31st 2012


13818 Comments


oh and i played skyrim for about 20 minutes at my cousins house and it ruled, but i have morrowind on my laptop and that was awesome too.
i also have daggerfall

jimmykidd
March 31st 2012


532 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

best soundtrack evar. so many epic tracks. who else has played over 200 hours?

ConcubinaryCode
March 31st 2012


2155 Comments


42 minutes is too long for a song



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