Love Videogame Soundtracks? Try Listening On Vinyl

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Listening to your favorite video game original soundtracks (OSTs) is both fun and beneficial to your productivity. Studies have shown that listening to music releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter that can boost your mood. People tend to work better on mundane tasks when they listen to video game music.

Compared to other genres, video game music is ideal for being productive because the music is meant to enhance the atmosphere without distracting from interactivity (otherwise gamers would just be distracted by good tunes and never finish a game). You may already be listening to video game soundtracks on streaming services, but you may want to give vinyl a try.

Why Does It Matter If You Listen on Vinyl?

Some people like vinyl simply because of the nostalgic factor; so if you want to listen to music from video games that you played when growing up, this could be a fun way to do it.

However, if nostalgia isn't at work, there are still reasons to listen to vinyl. There's a lot of debate over which listening medium, like CDs, MP3s, etc. has the best sound. Every format has its strength and weakness, but some people aren't a fan of the pristine, compressed sound of CDs and MP3s. Some people like vinyl for the "authentic" pops and crackles. No data is lost compared to a broadcast of music, so vinyl can be great if you want to hear a version that sounds like it's being played live.

Lastly, if you want to start collecting video game music for value, then vinyl is a good option since it tends to hold its value better over time than other music formats.

What Are the Benefits of Vinyl Videogame OSTs?

Vinyl records of video game OSTs often come in beautiful cases with unique concept art. If you love covers of your favorite OSTs or new variations, then checking out soundtracks on vinyl can open up a whole new exclusive world. For instance, if you are a fan of the Legend of Zelda series, you might want to look into an original orchestral score that's exclusively for vinyl listening. And besides getting a special OST that few people have heard, buying vinyl helps to support artists who may be doing covers and arrangements of your favorite soundtracks.

What Videogames Are Available on Vinyl?

Because there was a resurgence of popularity in vinyl records in the 2010s, you can find just about any video game soundtrack that suits your fancy. You can find throwbacks from the 70s and 80s or more recent fare on vinyl.

Reach out to a music supplier in your area for more information on video game soundtracks on vinyl.


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