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The Grand Theft Auto series has created some of the most timeless soundtracks from not just the gaming world but in all creative medias yet. GTA III had a bash at a turn of the century sounding backbone. Move on to Vice City and you have what is probably the best game soundtrack ever created with an incredibly broad and very 80s sound to it, from your cheesy New Wave pop music to your Glam Rock heavy metal station. San Andreas provided gamers with yet another epic soundtrack which again came off as a master of a period peice with your Generation X west coast rock music and grunge music to the ever important creation of old skool gangsta rap (which clearly defined a game set around gang violence in the early 90s).

 

Grand Theft Auto IV is a game that cannot be faulted in many areas at all. A beautifully created and vibrant city with yet another encapsulating plotline however did the soundtrack live up to the previous installments?

 

As someone who has a massive interest in music and a large soundtrack to boot I have to say I found it someone dissapointing. My theory is however that music in general has currently reached a very stale plateau of mainstream nonsense in the last few years. Maybe this soundtrack will sound classic in 15-20 years time? Whilst I have to say I enjoyed the classic rock and the Old Skool Hip Hop on the game I would say as a whole it is quite weak, not bad, just not great.

 

Discuss?

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I LOVE the soundtrack

 

Songs that i know the name of that i love:

 

QEEN - One vision, Hello - new york groove, kaye west - flasing lights, Jail break, This is hiphop, edge of seventeen, 1971, evil woman, shwiene, homocide and much, much more

 

Stations:

 

LRR, CLASSIC, REAT, RADIO BROKER, vladivastok FM

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Fuzzknuckles

In my opinion, it's as good as any of the others - there are songs I like and songs I don't.

 

There's always going to be stuff on there that you're not 100% enthused by. That's how life is.

 

The GTA soundtracks are a lesson for life: Frequently, you will be disappointed.

Signatures are dumb anyway.

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One of the things I liked about the GTAIII soundtrack was the obscurity and anonymity of a lot of the artists. I like it how IV has returned to this somewhat.

 

Even though I love French house, I think the additions of Kavinsky and Justice onto electrochoc is just a little too fleeting. And that Smashing Pumpkins are just a draw for people who like them. If the soundtrack was like III, with all new music, it would have been better. I don't like having some of one and the other. Vice and SanAn had OST's bursting with famous stuff. IV strikes an uncomfortable middle ground.

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One of the things I liked about the GTAIII soundtrack was the obscurity and anonymity of a lot of the artists. I like it how IV has returned to this somewhat.

 

Even though I love French house, I think the additions of Kavinsky and Justice onto electrochoc is just a little too fleeting. And that Smashing Pumpkins are just a draw for people who like them. If the soundtrack was like III, with all new music, it would have been better. I don't like having some of one and the other. Vice and SanAn had OST's bursting with famous stuff. IV strikes an uncomfortable middle ground.

Isn't that what radio is all about, though?

 

Playing old and new stuff!

Signatures are dumb anyway.

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i like this soundtrack i think it fits the game very well and r* have put in some very good songs

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I didnt say I hated it. I just wanted other peoples opinions.

 

The thing with the Smashing Pumpkins is funny, I have loads of friends who are like "woah! can I borrow some pumpkins albums off you". Its taken 1979 from the catchy classic from the outspoken gen x band and made it a favourite of millions of geeks =p

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Personally I miss cruisin' around in my lowrider listening to "today was a good day" but before you tell me to go play SA go suck on a lemon!

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Personally I miss cruisin' around in my lowrider listening to "today was a good day" but before you tell me to go play SA go suck on a lemon!

It was a good day sorta summed up San An for me just like She sells sanctuary in VC. However "footsteps in the dark" is in IV and that is were they got the sample for it was a good day.

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For me the sound track sucks.You cant really blame GTA,music nowadys isnt what it was back in 80s or 90s.

 

But the stations which play the old music are sh*t so you can blame Rockstar there.There is only a small few songs I actually like.I remeber in previous gtas just sitting in my car listening to tunes I dont do that any more.

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I like the 1st track on it. I forget the name, the one off the intro of the game where niko is on the boat.

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I think R* really dropped the ball on the soundtrack for IV. In previous games they had controlled the soundtrack, but in this one the let the DJ's select what songs they wanted - and it shows. The soundtrack for IV is miles away from being as good as the previous games in the franchise. In the older games I would sometimes just cruise around listening to the radio - in this one I tend to turn the radio off completely.

 

But I guess that makes the game more realistic - as real life radio sucks these days also.

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Anyone know what station is best for local news? Similar to GTA SA, where there would be stories in support of the storyline? I've started listening to PLR but it's not that interesting as it was in SA and I've found no local newsflashes.

 

 

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Mr. Mcreary

LOVE THE SOUNTRACK . .don't know why so many people are haten on it. RADIO VLADIVOSTOK FM IS BOSS

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I think R* really dropped the ball on the soundtrack for IV. In previous games they had controlled the soundtrack, but in this one the let the DJ's select what songs they wanted - and it shows. The soundtrack for IV is miles away from being as good as the previous games in the franchise. In the older games I would sometimes just cruise around listening to the radio - in this one I tend to turn the radio off completely.

 

But I guess that makes the game more realistic - as real life radio sucks these days also.

Then you must have an absolutely tepid taste in music.

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i dont blame R*

 

im a massive music fan and right now music is at a really big low, it sucks, i cant even make a good mix cd.....

 

since the game is modern or 2007-08 then there was only so much they could do....there are still some good radio stations and some decent music, but their options were some old school, and a lot of new school.....

 

going back to the older games, music was better and they had more to choose from, it was a lot easier to make a great compilation of radio stations....

 

but one thing that i would like to add is that the DJ's are not as good as they were......

 

edit: amongst other genres im also a huge hip hop fan and even these radio stations are kinda weak, classics is ok, the beat is terrible......

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The stations that I actually like on here (Fusion, IF99, Classics, The Vibe, JnR) all have good songs on them, but this GTA has the least amount of stations that I like.

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Well, I like The Vibe very much, as well as Liberty City rock, about 98% of the songs on both, I really liked. I didn't really like many songs on the other stations.

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I liked LRR a lot, I also listened to The Vibe and Fusion, Fusion is great for driving around too I think, and it made me laugh when I was driving with Pegorino, with Fusion on, and he remarked ''I KILL PEOPLE TO THIS SONG''.

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oh what a day

Soundtrack's decent.

I think they should've put in some Queens of the Stone Age, though.

 

Favorite stations are Vladivostok, The Journey, Radio Broker, Liberty Rock Radio, and some others I forgot about...

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theres like 2 songs i like and the radio is not even random its looped i always hear the same thing when i get in a car..i heard this one rap thing 7 times in 1 day

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I've said this in basically all the other soundtrack threads, but the main problem, I feel, is that there is too much filler.

 

 

 

There's some really killer tracks on there, but you have to listen to loads of really mediocre songs to get to them.

 

 

It doesnt help that the stations always seem to start at the same point too.

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techliveadmin

Soundtrack is AWESOME! Theres one particular songs I love, Global Communication - 5:23, AWESOME!

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teh man w00ter

Man, I really wanted an electro-choc soundtrack. It would make a great party soundtrack.

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The Grand Theft Auto series has created some of the most timeless soundtracks from not just the gaming world but in all creative medias yet. GTA III had a bash at a turn of the century sounding backbone. Move on to Vice City and you have what is probably the best game soundtrack ever created with an incredibly broad and very 80s sound to it, from your cheesy New Wave pop music to your Glam Rock heavy metal station. San Andreas provided gamers with yet another epic soundtrack which again came off as a master of a period peice with your Generation X west coast rock music and grunge music to the ever important creation of old skool gangsta rap (which clearly defined a game set around gang violence in the early 90s).

 

Grand Theft Auto IV is a game that cannot be faulted in many areas at all. A beautifully created and vibrant city with yet another encapsulating plotline however did the soundtrack live up to the previous installments?

 

As someone who has a massive interest in music and a large soundtrack to boot I have to say I found it someone dissapointing. My theory is however that music in general has currently reached a very stale plateau of mainstream nonsense in the last few years. Maybe this soundtrack will sound classic in 15-20 years time? Whilst I have to say I enjoyed the classic rock and the Old Skool Hip Hop on the game I would say as a whole it is quite weak, not bad, just not great.

 

Discuss?

I disagree, I think it's better as a whole than San Andreas's. While San Andreas did have more stand-out songs though. Vice City is probably my favorite GTA soundtrack, in terms of overall goodness and stand-out songs. III's soundtrack is just very nostalgic - maybe the second best GTA soundtrack.

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