Probably should have sounded like: A load of dramatic, driving, epic, orchestral confrontation music, and a fair amount of clanging video game metal, a la Devil May Cry.
Actually sounds like: Some of the above, and a whole lot of dizzy sugary, jazzy lounge-pop. The sound of a ‘50s Vegas casino fired into space. It’s the most pink-sounding set of tunes ever to grace a video game. Listen to the whole thing, and you’ll be shaking glitter out of your ears for weeks.
Totally works because: The game’s soundtrack, like its protagonist, is utterly confident in its strident, camp excesses. It cares not a jot for any accusations of inappropriateness; throwing preconceived opinions to the wind and prioritising fun above all else. As such, it’s a perfect analogue for Bayonetta herself.