How terrible is the Rock Band 3 soundtrack?
Pretty fucking terrible. I’m not usually one to care a lot for Rock Band, but I’m a pretty hardcore fan. That’s a stupid statement, so I’ll explain I play the hardest guitar songs on expert. I’ve been playing since Guitar Hero the original, and jumped to Rock Band immediately. Then I stopped playing for a while, convinced I was ruining my life, but then decided, nah, Rock Band is awesome, let’s buy it again. See, explanations.
But I don’t care about Rock Band 3, because it has one thing the previous games didn’t have: a terrible, awful soundtrack. Just look at it. Sure, there’s a big crowd pleaser up top: Bohemian Rhapsody. Ignoring the fact that that song will probably be pretty boring in Rock Band, go down the list and find 5 other songs you really like. I’ll do it right now. Metric are pretty cool. Break On Through should be fun in a Rock Band setting. Here I Go Again might be fun, but I’m really reaching here. Rainbow in the Dark is stupid, but kind of awesome, and so is Rock Lobster.
Okay, I found more than 5, but I had to reach on a lot of them. Now to go down the list and find songs I fucking hate. Cold as Ice! Just Like Heaven! Fucking Low Rider! Du Hast! I Love Rock n’ Roll (I thought I’d never have to play that song again)! Marilyn Manson! Everybody Wants to Rule the World (listen to it. It’s the most boring song in existance)! Walking on the Sun! These are songs I *never* want to play. Ever.
You might ask, how does effect you you can just not buy the new game? That’s a good question. Well, the answer is that if I don’t plunk down 60$, some of which will go to those aforementioned horrible bands, I won’t be able to download new DLC. So, you know, when they release better songs in the future, nope, can’t play those.
But that’s besides the point. What the point is, is that the soundtrack is fucking terrible. I miss old Harmonix, who picked songs because they’d be fun in the game, not because people had heard of them.