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BioShock Infinite Soundtrack Review

Posted on Monday, April 8 @ 08:36:31 Eastern by Keri_Honea
Those who purchased one of the Collector's Editions of BioShock Infinite were treated to the game's soundtrack for download. As a complete soundtrack junkie, this was my primary motivation for shelling out the extra cash for the lesser Collector's Edition of the game. While I am glad I did so, and I am pleased to have the score that was once again penned by Garry Schyman, it's definitely a soundtrack that does not hold up well outside of the game.

For starters, the soundtrack is incredibly short—28 tracks running for only 46 minutes. The tracks themselves run anywhere from 30 seconds to over 3 minutes. While the tracks that run over 2 minutes are gorgeous, such as the beautiful string melodies in "Elizabeth or the delightful fiddling and piano of "Rory O' More Saddle the Pony", these are far and few between. Most of the tracks are one minute or less, and these vary from sounding incredibly somber to overly chaotic, as they emulate certain goings-on within the game. For example, "The Battle for Columbia V" is not exactly something I would opt to listen to out of the blue due to its chaotic beat and insane runs on the violins; it works in game 100%, but outside of the game, it sounds like controlled noise, not something I'd listen to while working, while driving, or while on a plane.

I honestly shouldn't be surprised by these facts, as I have the same opinions of the original BioShock score. The tracks really fit in the game and added to the haunted and disturbing nature of Rapture perfectly, but they are not well suited for easy listening outside of their context. In fact, there are some stark similarities between the two scores, in particular, "Welcome to Columbia" and "The Ocean on His Shoulders" from BioShock, which really shouldn't be that surprising since both are introductions to really disturbing utopias.

There is no word yet on when the BioShock Infinite soundtrack will be available for purchase outside of the Collector's Edition. However, due to its brevity and its chaotic sound, it's difficult for me to recommend purchase when it becomes available. A few of the tracks are simply amazing to be sure, but they aren't enough to warrant an $8 or $10 download for the entire album.
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