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Saints Row IV Soundtrack Review

Posted on Thursday, September 19 @ 12:24:50 Eastern by Keri_Honea

When most people think of the music found in a Saints Row game, they think of the highly entertaining radio stations that play popular music (or classical music or Shakespeare plays). There is actually an original soundtrack to Saints Row IV, composed by Malcom Kirby Jr., and it's definitely worth giving a listen. It's a combination of techno, traditional orchestral music, and retro gaming music that fits in well with the Saints universe, and it doesn't sound that out of place in my car, either (yes, I embarrass my family daily).

Kirby Jr. instantly vaults you into feeling like you are playing Saints Row IV with the first track, which is coincidentally named "Saints Row IV" and happens to be the title track that players hear as they start the game, but this doesn't completely set the tone for the soundtrack. The next track is more of a traditional orchestra fanfare, and then you're bounced into more of a new age sound. The soundtrack is as eclectic as the game is itself. In particular, give a listen to "Shaundi's Nightmare" and get a little impressed with the somber cello and piano clashed with screeching violins, especially with how well the chaotic melodies work together.

And as the game has plenty of parodies of classic video games, the soundtrack includes a Saints Row IV take on retro video game chiptunes. Fans of retro gaming will undoubtedly pick up on the familiar tunes from Streets of Rage and Metroid.

It's safe to say that if a little synth and techno are not your thing, then you most likely will not enjoy this soundtrack. I'm not a huge fan of techno (it sounds the same to me after awhile), but since each track really has its own sound, no one genre is too overbearing. That said, it's hard to recommend this soundtrack to anyone who has not played Saints Row IV.

The Saints Row IV original soundtrack is available at retail and digital download via iTunes.

Digital copy of soundtrack provided by producer.

Related Games:   Saints Row IV
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