Top 10 Songs from ‘MoS: Level 1’

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Back in February, I shared my favorite song from each ‘Miracle of Sound’ album.

This proved to be very difficult, as there are so many great songs there!

So I have decided to make a Top 10 or Top 5 list for each album, depending on how big the album is to begin with.

This first one was quite big.

 

10. Sweet L.A.

A tribute to the 1947 neo-noir setting of ‘L.A. Noire’s Los Angeles.

Detectives, killers, mobsters and Hollywood hopefuls!

 

9. Trip To Vegas

A fun song based on a fun game, ‘Fallout: New Vegas’.

Where do you go to get away from the hustle and bustle of your post-nuclear life in the wasteland?

New Vegas, that’s where!

 

8. Wasteland Soul

While the last song was a celebration of the fun you can have in the ‘Fallout’ series, this song based on ‘Fallout 3’ is more focused on the beauty you can find in the wasteland.

The song is appropriately more beautiful aswell.

 

7. Age Of The Dragon

A powerful rock anthem about the main character of the fantasy role-playing game ‘Dragon Age 2’.

I have never played this game, but the song gives me a good idea of how badass this Hawke must have been in it.

 

6.The Mind Of The Bat

Based on ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’, this song is filled with puns based on characters in the Batman mythos.

The song is fun beyond that, but I really like puns ;P

 

5.The Grind

Blood pumping awesomeness, just like the gameplay of “Gears of War 3′.

And beyond that, there are some really sweet moments in there aswell.

 

4. The New Black Gold

Based on the 2011 cyberpunk action role-playing game ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’, this song tackles themes of transhumanism.

Should we use technology to augment ourselves, and who gets to enforce and control that technology when it is a part of our bodies?

 

3. Redemption Blues

Like ‘Red Dead Redemption’, the game this song is based on, Gavin Dunne is here tackling themes around the end of the frontier times.

Where does a man shaped by violence and strife fit into a more modern civilized world?

 

2.Commander Shepard

This song is cheesy to the extreme, just like ‘Mass Effect 2’.

And that’s why I love it!

 

1. Sovngarde Song

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There were very few songs that were easy to not choose for this list, so I may have to make a post of honorable mentions somewhere down the line.

A few of the songs actually made me feel guilty for not choosing them!

If you liked this music, you can buy the album here!

 

InterRail 2010 – Part 4: Amsterdam’s Cheese

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After my little stop in Köln I had finally arrived in Amsterdam, late that same evening.

 

I had plans to meet two of the guys I served with during my year in the Norwegian Airforce, as they were planing on traveling there to attend an A-ha concert.

Why they decided to travel all the way from Norway to the Netherlands to see a Norwegian band perform, I’ll never know. But I decided to attend the concert aswell, since I was going to be there anyway.

They were arriving the day after I did, so I had to find somewhere else to stay than the hotel we had booked at.

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I looked around for a hotel room in the city centre for quite some time, as there were very few rooms available.

I most have seemed very lost, because eventually someone who knew the management of a nearby motel hooked his claws in me, and guided me to their door.

 

The motel reception had the slight vibe of a dive bar, without being one.

My room turned out to be quite nice, so I had no complaints.

But there was something that caught my attention on the reception counter..

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On the reception counter there was a huge menu, titled ‘Cheese’, with a lot of different cheese types on it.

“That’s odd” I thought, “a separate menu just for cheese, in a motel lobby?”

There were not any other food options on there. Not even wine, which you would think would be something you should be able to buy along with fancy cheeses!

But I thought “What the hell, when in Rome!”

So I asked to buy a cheese board.

 

The receptionist was very surprised by my order for a whole board full of cheese.

As it turns out, “cheese” is a euphemism for drugs, and these were legally sold in Amsterdam.

She must have thought that I was crazy to want a whole board of the stuff for myself!

 

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In the next part; The Concert

 

InterRail 2010 – Part 3: Köln

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After exploring Berlin, I moved on towards Amsterdam.

To get there I had to travel via Köln, also known as Cologne.

 

There was a lot of time to kill in between the train from Berlin and the train to Amsterdam, so I decided to check out the Kölner Dom, the Cologne Cathedral.

Mostly due to its vicinity to the train station, and its striking look.

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Like a lot of the great architecture I have seen, the cathedral was under maintenance when I was there.

But not so much that I could not appreciate its grandeur.

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After taking a lot of pictures, that turned out to be way too dark to see anything clearly, I headed for a nearby cafe.

By the time I had sated my appetite, it was time to jump on the next train!

 

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In the next part; My first night in Amsterdam.