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Game music of the day: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (Anamanaguchi!)

Game: Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Song: Anthem
Composer: Anamanaguchi

       
Above: Anthem from Scott Pilgrim

In one of the smartest community-facing moves of all time, Ubisoft tapped glitch-rockers Anamanaguchi to score its Scott Pilgrim tie-in game. If you listen to TalkRadar, you know we love the film. If you read the game review, you know we're fond of it too. Now, let us say that amidst all our love for everything Pilgrim, the newly released soundtrack to the XBLA/PSN game may just be our favorite-favorite.

Above is the game's main theme, which in true 'guchi style is loaded with the past, present and future. Their music combines everything we loved about the sound of an NES with modern day mixing software and solid guitars to create something that sounds like it's from the year 3000. So god damn good.

Show some love by picking the album up on Amazon (DRM-free MP3s, people!) for a mere $10. Why should you, other than the music kicks all known asses? To send a message to Ubi and other publishers that we like when they acknowledge the community and actually react to what we read/listen to/have to say. Get on it!

 

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48 comments

  • batmanboy11 - September 14, 2010 1:07 a.m.

    The music, game, movie and books pwn! I'm buying this album as soon as I can!
  • elpurplemonkey - August 27, 2010 6:05 a.m.

    Great selection Brett, and the movie soundtrack is also worth your time. But that song 'Another Winter'- goddammit it's fucking amazing. It might me my favorite Anamanaguchi song. Simply great music in all aspects of Scott Pilgrim though.
  • thedutewaw - August 26, 2010 10:58 a.m.

    Fantastic, I love Anamanaguchi, if it wasn't for the podcast I never would have heard of them now I can't get enough of them
  • SillyPigeon - August 25, 2010 10:56 p.m.

    Not adding much here but it's great i will buy the soundtrack and so should you
  • Thequestion 121 - August 25, 2010 10:42 p.m.

    I want the game soooo bad! I played the demo of Scott Pilgrim and fell in love with it! The music is one of the best parts!
  • HDBawllz - August 25, 2010 3:27 p.m.

    I love chip tunes! Buying this album now! Also, if you like chip tunes, you might like a band called I Fight Dragons. I saw them in Chicago and they use video game controllers (DDR pads, guitar hero guitar, powerglove, etc.) to play the music. It's pretty cool.
  • Defguru7777 - August 25, 2010 3:23 p.m.

    Really liked this music. Dammit, I've been trying to go see the movie for a week, but I just can't get around to it.
  • FunkSoulBrother - August 25, 2010 12:38 p.m.

    I love this music so much. I want it. I WANT IT!!!!
  • philipshaw - August 25, 2010 10:40 a.m.

    I bought the game and the soundtrack yesterday first thing it was available,best £5 I ever spent imo
  • KielbasaNinja - August 25, 2010 9:08 a.m.

    Jesus Tap-Dancing Christ, I can't get Another Winter out of my head. That's certainly not a complaint, either. Everything about this game is terrific, why wouldn't the music be also? Give it up for the 'Guch!
  • 8bitBaby - August 25, 2010 7:59 a.m.

    listening to it right now. 100% pure 8bit awesome.
  • AA95mp - August 25, 2010 7:32 a.m.

    i've been waiting for someone to do this. recaptcha:176,179,291 toreallo this is getting ridiculous
  • solace357 - August 25, 2010 7:21 a.m.

    This is also on Zune Marketplace, if anyone besides me even uses that shit. Love it though! Anamanaguchi is so sick live, if any of you get the chance, definitely check them out. They ripped it at PAX East.
  • MinxRiot - August 25, 2010 6:35 a.m.

    Also, I get my comics saturday! :D
  • MinxRiot - August 25, 2010 6:33 a.m.

    I bought the album as soon as it came out on itunes. :P I'm definitely in love. The game is a lot of fun too. :)
  • NotBraze - August 25, 2010 6:18 a.m.

    Ok, two questions: why the hell have I never heard of these guys before? and why they hell aren't they scoring Sonic the Hedgehog 4?! This is incredible, if I didn't have to buy college books with this paycheck this would have been in my iTunes library faster than you can say FTW.
  • batmanboy11 - August 25, 2010 5:43 a.m.

    Never mind, it doesn't come out 'till later today anyway.
  • batmanboy11 - August 25, 2010 5:40 a.m.

    I can't find this to download on XBLA. Anyone know what to do?
  • batmanboy11 - August 25, 2010 5:37 a.m.

    I am going to buy this (and maybe the album) tomorrow!
  • StriderHoang - August 25, 2010 4:26 a.m.

    Brelston. You've convinced me to buy this music. BUY MUSIC. Can you believe that, in this day and age of piracy? It's that good.

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