I've never been a big fan of buying CDs and stuff, which usually means I download albums in parts, only getting the stuff I like, and I find out later that I've missed out on good songs. However, when one of my friends brought over his CD collection a while ago, I was able to rip several of them, including the soundtrack to a movie, which I'll talk more about later. Since then, I have added a couple more soundtracks to my collection, and I love them.

The first is the notable Fooly Cooly soundtrack, and despite being only a six episodes long, had a great collection of music. The majority of it is done by The Pillows, a very groovy Japanese soft Rock band.

The music blends in so well with the anime, it was hard to notice until the second time I watched it, which lead to me downloading the album shortly after. After listening to a bunch of hard rock all day, The Pillows are really a nice change, and very calming.

The second soundtrack is from the movie "Appleseed," one of the CD's I got from my friend. When I first got it, I didn't really listen to it that much, but a while ago I got bored and finally watched the actual movie. Appleseed, and the sequel Appleseed: Ex Machina were anime movies released in the mid 00's, whose animations styles really pushed the bounds of technology at the time, and combined with the excellent writing, became must sees for any anime enthusiast.
The Soundtrack came in two parts, one for the actual soundtrack, and one for the score, which was specially written for the movie by Tetsuya Takahashi. The score is an amazing compilation of suspense building movements, slow piano pieces, and various cool actiony songs.

The actual sound track is a mixture of techno, trance and electronica, with great names such as The Boom Boom Satellites and Basement Jaxx. The Satellites are one of my favorite J-Pop bands, with tons of cool drum beats, lyrics, as well as awesome guitar and synth licks. Other songs include trippy techno beats from artists such as T. Raumschmiere and Akufen. Ya, I'm pretty much addicted.

On a semi-related note, I love Daft Punk's Discovery album (as well as most of their other work), which enters the visual plane in the movie "Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem," called the visualization of the Discovery album. If you like Daft Punk and havn't seen this movie... well... go out and watch it already!

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