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  • Audio CD (24 Oct. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Sumthing Else Music Works
  • ASIN: B002TBZCRY
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,269 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. PreludeJesper Kyd 4:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
  2. Welcome To FyrestoneJesper Kyd 4:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
  3. Enter Skag GullyRaison Varner 2:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
  4. Fighting Off The SkagsRaison Varner 2:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
  5. Removing The Bandit ThreatSascha Dikiciyan And Cris Velasco 1:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
  6. Traversing The DeepRaison Varner 2:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
  7. Fighting Sledge's MinionsSascha Dikiciyan And Cris Velasco 3:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
  8. Welcome To The BunkerSascha Dikiciyan And Cris Velasco 1:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
  9. Smoking Out The BunkerSascha Dikiciyan And Cris Velasco 1:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
10. Burning Rubber And Shooting BulletsSascha Dikiciyan And Cris Velasco 1:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
11. The Junkyard VistaJesper Kyd 2:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
12. Welcome To The Trash CoastRaison Varner 2:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
13. The Rakkhive EmergesRaison Varner 2:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
14. Assaulting Krom's CanyonRaison Varner 4:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
15. Battling Krom's MinionsRaison Varner 2:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
16. Fighting Krom And His GunSascha Dikiciyan And Cris Velasco 2:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
17. Trash The BanditsSascha Dikiciyan And Cris Velasco 1:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
18. Trash The Bandits Some MoreSascha Dikiciyan And Cris Velasco 1:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
19. Welcome To The WastelandsJesper Kyd 1:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
20. Traveling To The VaultRaison Varner 3:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
21. Destroying The DestroyerRaison Varner 1:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
22. Bring Your GunsJesper Kyd 2:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
23. BorderlandsSascha Dikiciyan And Cris Velasco 1:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
24. The Old New HavenTim Larkin 1:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
25. Exploring The MineTim Larkin 2:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
26. Exploring OverlookSascha Dikiciyan And Cris Velasco 1:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
27. The Threat At OverlookSascha Dikiciyan And Cris Velasco 1:01£0.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Borderlands has been a unique journey for every developer involved in crafting Pandora's world. The new art style and attitude that Borderlands brings to the table was a direct challenge to all the developers at Gearbox to step up to the plate and bring their badass selves! This challenge was also extended to the composers and they rose to meet that challenge by writing wonderfully original music. The whole is a modern classic.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By d1sturb3d on 21 Jan. 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Being a HUGE fan of the original game after having purchased the GOTY edition for the PC, I just had to get my hands onto this soundtrack. I knew that by itself, the track selection was pretty much great, but unlike other soundtracks I've heard before, this one doesn't actually require that you try to contextualize the moment in the story or in which mission you actually heard it, since the music itself stands pretty nicely on its own terms. There's a great mix to be heard here, from some grand up beat tracks to something more... ethnic driven, if you know what I mean.

Overall, if you're a fan of the game and you enjoyed what you listened to while playing it, you won't want to miss this, I assure you. Peace. ;)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Robinson on 11 Mar. 2011
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This is amazing. The game Borderlands took up several weeks of mine and my brothers lives last summer, and is extremely addictive. The music was perfectly set up during fight scenes, 'run-away' scenes and big bad boss scenes.

This CD us tottally worth the money, all the music from the game, the only song not on their was the title theme, but thats not a big deal as i already own that :P

This is an awesome CD esepcially worthwhile if like me you enjoy a good bit of game music.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A good game soundtrack. Would have been nice to have the songs included for completion sake. 8 Mar. 2010
By ERW - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The actual game music to this game is excellent and 100 percent effective in the game.

Apart from the game as a listening experience, and I say this with all due respect to all of the composers involved, Jesper Kyd's tracks stand head and shoulders above the rest quite easily IMO at least. You can listen to the MP3's of the tracks here I think or certainly at Sumthing Else's own site for the album.

I'd say if you really wanted a Best Of Borderlands soundtrack for yourself and wanted to save a few bucks, then buy the Jesper Kyd tracks MP3 and if you wanted you could get the two songs right here on Amazon:

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It's that easy! :)

It's too bad some people were in such a rush to express their disappointment about these two songs not being on the album that they put up rather unfairly harsh "reviews" that just aren't fair or accurate IMO.

Sure, it would have been nice to have the two songs on the album for completion sake but it really isn't the end of the world and it's easily rectified. If you're into actual game music then chances are you know who Jesper Kyd is at least and that right there should tell you that you've got some incentive to make a purchase here of some sort. You know right away that this isn't a 2/5 star product with his name on it.

The reason I didn't give this 5 stars and gave it 4 is because the non Jesper tracks are not nearly as standout as impressive to listen to apart from the game IMO and for the exclusion of the two songs.

Past this, there's only one other "downside" to getting this soundtrack:

If you're a fan of the game you've probably put in a lot of hours which means you know this music all too well. Way too well. It's an easy hazard of overexposure and repetition. ;)

It'll be a long time after I finish with the game before I can fire this album up. That's just the way I am. ;)

I tell you which track I'd really like to have: The music from the General Knoxx DLC that plays in the Crimson Armory. That is a gorgeous track with a real orchestra and even choral work. It almost has a little bit of Elfman and Zimmer going for it. It might be the outright best music track in the entire game and I'd salute whichever composer did that track and I'd love to have it. If anyone can track that down let me know. Thanks!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
One of the best in recent game OST 13 Oct. 2011
By R. Cook - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I really can't add much to the thorough review by Media Man, I agree wholeheartedly with his assessment.

Being an audio junkie, I judge such things for both the musical qualities and the audio qualities. This OST is excellent in both respects. Very nicely mastered, it provides plenty of audio quality to enjoy with a decent audio system. The skillful use of real and synthetic instruments and samples stands in glaring contrast to most of the junk passed off as a "soundtrack" for games. I seldom buy game soundtracks, I usually just extract the audio from the game files, but this is one of the few I've heard recently that I wanted to have the production mastered versions, and to send some well-deserved shekels to the publisher and artists involved.

I'm not sure if I could choose which of the composers' work I prefer, since I enjoy pretty much every song in the collection. I often play other games with this soundtrack as the backing music - I just never seem to tire of it.

There is a caveat, but one that should not catch you out if you've done your homework: there are songs used in the game that are not original compositions done for the game, and due to licensing, are not in this collection. They can be had on recordings / mp3 downloads of the respective artists. No big deal.

I will again direct you to Media Man's excellent, detailed review for more information.
A fantastically composed score for a brilliant game 19 Sept. 2011
By Media Man - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I've been playing the PC version of this game and its expansions/DLC for over a year and I still can't help but remember the fantastic score that goes along with it. Unlike many gamers I thoroughly enjoy the scores put together for video games. In fact, probably 60-70% of the music on my iPod is from video games. Many people will know the composers of this score from their score work on numerous other games (Assassin's Creed, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, God of War, Myst, Clive Barker's Jericho etc.). The fact the developers were able to enlist the help of so many well-known video game composers is extremely impressive. Here are my thoughts and track ratings on this brilliantly composed, varied and unique sounding video game score;

1. Prelude - Jesper Kyd 8/10 (Atmospheric intro)
2. Welcome To Fyrestone - Jesper Kyd 8/10 (Futuristic and old West sounding)
3. Enter Skag Gully - Raison Varner 10/10 (Dark and Ambient soundscapes)
4. Fighting Off The Skags - Raison Varner 7/10 (Fits the combat of the game but not a fan of the vocal samples while listening)
5. Removing The Bandit Threat - Sascha Dikiciyan/Cris Velasco 9/10 (Dark and moody fast paced combat track)
6. Traversing The Deep - Raison Varner 10/10 (Dark and eerie atmospheric track, brilliant!)
7. Fighting Sledge's Minions - Sascha Dikiciyan/Cris Velasco 9/10 (More fast paced combat music)
8. Welcome to The Bunker - Sascha Dikiciyan/Cris Velasco 10/10 (Another dark and eerie track)
9. Smoking Out The Bunker - Sascha Dikiciyan/Cris Velasco 9/10 (Fast paced action)
10. Burning Rubber and Shooting Bullets - Sascha Dikiciyan/Cris Velasco 9/10 (Yet more fast paced and pulsing action music)
11. The Junkyard Vista - Jesper Kyd 7/10 (More futuristic old West sounds)
12. Welcome to The Trash Coast - Raison Varner 10/10 (More dark and eerie atmospheric sounds)
13. The Rakkhive Emerges - Raison Varner 8/10 (Electronic action track)
14. Assaulting Krom's Canyon - Raison Varner 10/10 (Excellent tension filled track)
15. Battling Krom's Minions - Raison Varner 9/10 (Superb electronic combat music)
16. Fighting Krom and His Gun - Sascha Dikiciyan/Cris Velasco 10/10 (Outstanding combat music)
17. Trash The Bandits - Sascha Dikiciyan/Cris Velasco 9/10 (Action music continues)
18. Trash The Bandits Some More - Sascha Dikiciyan/Cris Velasco 9/10 (Action music continues)
19. Welcome To The Wastelands - Jesper Kyd 10/10 (Atmospheric and foreboding)
20. Traveling To The Vault - Raison Varner 8/10 (Somber and melancholic, very God of War sounding)
21. Destroying the Destroyer - Raison Varner 9/10 (Electronic action music)
22. Bring Your Guns - Jesper Kyd 7/10 (Drum heavy action, not a fan of the didgeridoo or vocal samples)
23. Borderlands - Sascha Dikiciyan/Cris Velasco 8/10 (Another God of War sounding track)
24. The Old New Haven - Tim Larkin 5/10 (Get rid of that horn! This isn't Bladerunner.)
25. Exploring the Mine - Tim Larkin 8/10 (Very similar to Larkin's work on Myst)
26. Exploring Overlook - Sascha Dikiciyan/Cris Velasco 10/10 (Atmospheric ambience)
27. The Threat At Overlook - Sascha Dikiciyan/Cris Velasco 9/10 (Electronic combat music)

Borderlands is an incredible composition completely befitting of the game. Very heavy on the percussion it lends itself well to the fast paced combat and alien world of the game. Believe it or not I actually listen to this A LOT at work when I'm longing to just go home and play the game. My only complaints were on a few of the tracks which I listed above. Despite that, Borderlands was a wonderfully impressive and varied video game score that once again demonstrates that games too deserve to have impressive orchestral compositions. It instantly became a game soundtrack that's earned a permanent place on my iPod.
Astounding soundtrack, shame it was used in a somewhat repetitive game. 6 Oct. 2012
By C. Emery - Published on Amazon.com
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The soundtrack for Borderlands is quite remarkable, not the best I've ever heard, but it is definitely up there. Almost every track syncs with what's going on in the environment. Unfortunately, the soundtrack does not get appreciated as much considering the Borderlands 1 was somewhat repetitive is a lot of places. Still the ambient music is something nice to listen to (unless of course you've listened to it to much or have played the game quite extensively, which is also how this soundtrack suffers) whenever I'm not doing anything gaming related.

If Borderlands did not have the quality that this soundtrack produces, it would be almost guaranteed to fail considering the repetitive nature of the actual game. I swear going through the Arid Badlands time and time again was quite terrible whenever the ambient music wasn't playing. Now don't get me wrong, I loved Borderlands 1, but Borderlands 2 is a complete upgrade where both the soundtrack and game in sync with each other established a very immersive experience, unlike that of any other RPG/FPS shooter in quite while (although IMO Metro 2033 will always be the best ;)).

There's only pet peeve I have about the soundtrack itself, the main theme song when you first start the game - Cage The Elephant: Ain't No Rest For The Wicked - is not included on the soundtrack itself. Still, if you are a fan of the Borderlands series or even just some good ol' fashion ambient music, this is soundtrack is something you should definitely consider purchasing.
Amazed... 27 Nov. 2012
By Maek - Published on Amazon.com
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I have enjoyed playing Borderlands immensely, but what gives this game its character (beyond looting and shooting, of course) is its soundtrack. From the guitar twangs as you first venture with tippy-toes outside of Fyrestone, to the deep bass guitar rumblings of a nasty boss encounter, the soundtrack definitely helps to define your situation...and the immediate danger you're in.

What's even more remarkable is that I learned how MANY artists contributed to this soundtrack with no fewer than Sascha Dikiciyan/Cris Velasco, Jesper Kyd (oh, he may have written some themes for a game series that you may have heard of ... Assassin's Creed?), Raison Varner, and Tim Larkin. Normally, having this many disparate artists with their own ideas would have normally spelled disaster. However, it's so cohesive that I was SURPRISED to hear that it was more than one artist. There are different musical overtones, to be sure, but they work together so well that it's hard to imagine how it could have been done any other way. Given how some of the characters that you encounter have succumbed to their own madness, it stands to reason that the soundtrack should have multiple facets as well.

The soundtrack is truly remarkable and I highly recommend it!
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