The Music of Grand Theft Auto V, Vol. 2: The Score

September 24, 2013 | Format: MP3

$9.49
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
3:31
30
2
2:57
30
3
5:30
30
4
1:43
30
5
4:02
30
6
3:10
30
7
4:25
30
8
4:42
30
9
5:19
30
10
1:27
30
11
4:44
30
12
4:33
30
13
4:11
30
14
3:32
30
15
3:36
30
16
2:08
30
17
4:03
30
18
0:57
30
19
4:07
30
20
3:22
30
21
5:19
30
22
1:11
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 24, 2013
  • Release Date: September 24, 2013
  • Label: Rockstar Games
  • Copyright: 2013 Rockstar Games
  • Total Length: 1:18:29
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00FCIR4S6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,363 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kaya Savas VINE VOICE on October 18, 2013
Format: MP3 Music
Rockstar is an incredible developer. They pretty much took sandbox gaming to a whole new unreachable level and kept pushing it and pushing it. Their storytelling has also gotten so much better, especially with the Grand Theft Auto series. Grand Theft Auto V is a modern crime action drama with a twisted social commentary. A style and mood only Rockstar could churn out. Their games also present one hell of a challenge for composers. I mean, think about it. There is no structure as the structure is dictated solely by the player. Rockstar has become notable for picking obscure talents that work magic for their games. An example is that Red Dead Redemption was scored by Bill Elm and Woody Jackson, which was brilliant. Woody went on to co-compose L.A Noire and now is back again for Grand Theft Auto V. His sound has really influenced Rockstar's musical palette. But what I love is that Rockstar allows other great composers to come work on these games. They don't confine them, they don't make them subscribe to their rules. These composers are completely unhinged. For Grand Theft Auto V the billing is music by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist, Oh No & DJ Shadow. It truly is an ensamble piece. This group of composers had to make Los Santos come alive, make the characters feel as they exist and paint the tone for the whole game and all the areas of the city. They succeeded immensely.

This is not your typical score by a long shot. The narrative structure is so complex and open that trying to tame the beast would have been a bad idea. So the composers worked together in a true collaborative effort. When listening to the album you will get a nice representation of the score and its effect.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Drasadex on September 28, 2014
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The album is pretty decent, but before you buy this, keep something in mind:

All the songs here are really just "remixes" of the in-game dynamic music. See, all the in-game scores (not the radio songs), have several "layers" to them.

Here's how I look at it..

For example, the file "A Bit Of An Awkward Situation" has several different "layers" that can be mixed together to create different. It has a "quiet/calm" layer, a "tension" layer, and an "action" layer.
If you listen to this file here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHPJBm4fTWo), you'll notice that it starts from a "calm" sound and gradually mixes to "action".

From 0:00 to about 10:29, it's all "calm". Then from 10:30 to 14:41, the music changes from "calm" to "tense". After the 14:41 mark, the music changes to "action" and back to "tense".

Anyway, what I'm saying is that these files are generally remixes of what you'll hear in the game. Hell, some of the files listed on this soundtrack album aren't even in the game! (Ex. "Therapy And Other Hobbies").

This album isn't for you if you want extended scores.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jon M on November 22, 2013
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I love this game score, very rousing and does remind me of the missions, and has a genre-defying quality to it, since it incorporates elements of rock, hip-hop, funk/soul, electronica, and orchestral music. I've been playing the game quite a bit and love the background music during missions, and this is what I found when searching the internet for this music, and it definitely satisfies. Not sure why that other reviewer would give this review a bad score just because of the "hippity-hopping", I don't know what he was expecting, a lot of the music is beat-based but definitely not rap music. Definitely good as background music for doing something epic or cool.
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Tangerine Dream and the billion other people who worked to make this memorable soundtrack did a great job. The only catch is that the tracks tend to be quite long and repetitive, as they're themes. This album is much better when you've played the game, as they commonly induce campaign nostalgia that just leaves an absence otherwise.
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