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Rank the Eras by Music!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by MilesBeyond, May 4, 2012.

  1. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Forum Buzzkill Super Moderator

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    Imagine how it is for us. Since we're both women, neither of us is ever wrong.

    Oh God! We're doomed!! :lol:

    Congratulations on the longevity, btw.
     
  2. Archon_Wing

    Archon_Wing Vote for me or die

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    I like ancient, because that's also the part of the game I prefer playing the most. Best is Renaissance. Industrial is alright, and medieval always makes me want to get out of it. Modern is bad; it always makes me want to end the game faster.
     
  3. uat2d

    uat2d ಠ_ಠ

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    I second this, 25 years is awfully long time, some look at it as a sentence. :lol:

    I can't say much about the issue though, I'm not even 25 years myself. :p
     
  4. migr8r

    migr8r Chieftain

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    1. Renaissance
    2. Modern
    3. Industrial
    4. Classical
    5. Ancient
    6. Medieval

    Also,

    ^^ This!
     
  5. rah

    rah Deity Supporter

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  6. Raw is War?

    Raw is War? Soul Reaper

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    1. Medieval
    2. Renaissance
    3. Industrial
    4. Ancient
    5. Classical
    6. Modern

    There is something about those chants that I find relaxing and a joy to listen to.
     
  7. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd I'll sit with you

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    Are we counting the Diplomatic/Country themes? Because for me, the Late Era French (Napoleon), English (Liz) and Russian (Catherine) themes are some of the best Music in the game. Ghandi, Isabella, Joao and Genghis are pretty good too late game. The Early themes of Sumeria and Babylon are the best and the Midgame theme for Washington is far and away the best of that era. Portugal, Spain, Sumeria, India (Ghandi) and Genghis have the best overall progression from era to era, in terms of music.

    Some of those theme I could (and sometimes do) just listen to sitting at my desk :blush: while I work. Ghandi and Joao's music are so relaxing.:)

    Congrats on 25 years BTW, I agree about the listening/selective hearing being essential to marital harmony.;)
     
  8. goldys_lackey

    goldys_lackey Hitler

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    Anyone else find their first disappointment with Civ 5 was that they went with the corny monotonous Civ tunes through all eras? They really put zero effort into that soundtrack. Civ 4 otoh has some of the best music of any game I've ever played IMHO. Can't pick a favorite era.
     
  9. Pisskop

    Pisskop Goblin Axeman

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    ^Or how there is no good war music^ I want to feel the hatred seething from my frustrated victims... er rivals.
     
  10. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Forum Buzzkill Super Moderator

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    Agreed. If we're counting that music, I would also throw in Boudica's music, but Ghengis's diplo music wins for me, hands down.
     
  11. SamSniped

    SamSniped DJ Goodboye

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    I love Alexander's diplo music, honestly.
     
  12. MilesBeyond

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    As far as diplo music goes, Bismarck's is my favourite. Was never really as into Beethoven's earlier symphonies until I heard that theme. And as others have said, late period Marseillaise (Nappy and DeGualle) is fantastic.

    A number, like Freddy and Mao, are fun for nostalgia's sake because they've got the same themes as they had back in Civ 1. Monty wins double nostalgia factor because not only is his theme the same as in Civ 1, it actually became the theme song for Civ 2.

    I can't stand Pacal, though.
     
  13. reddishrecue

    reddishrecue Deity

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    1. Renaissance
    2. Classical.
    3. Industrial.
    4.Modern.
    5. Medieval.
    6. Ancient
    This cool for me. :goodjob:
     
  14. RakeWorm

    RakeWorm Chieftain

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    I like the chants in Medieval, but I don't listen to the music anymore. I just have my own Gregorian chant on while I play. Nothing puts me in the mood for Civ like a good funeral dirge.
     
  15. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd I'll sit with you

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    :lol:
     
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    I want to agree. I really do. But in a UK context, a well-known bread advertising campaign means that Dvořák is always going to be known as "the Hovis theme" and get everyone giggling and talking in Northern accents:


    Link to video.

    Also, due to crossed memory wires, them Northern accents will probably be saying that Hovis is t'bread wi' nowt tek'n out:


    Link to video.

    Eh bah gum, proper bo I tell thee, Nora Batty, etc.
     
  17. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd I'll sit with you

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    I really like the Modern Era Song "The People Are the Heros" its one of my favorite songs in the game besides the Diplomatic Themes I mentioned.

    Is it just me, or does the transition from Early Nappy/DeGaulle to Late Nappy theme remind you of the scene in the 80's movie "Amadeus" where Motzart makes mincemeat of Salieri's march?


    Link to video.
     
  18. GA econ FTW

    GA econ FTW Warlord

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    Ancient: Nice music for the period
    Classical: hey, if you like Civ III music, it's da bomb
    Medieval: Definitely makes me feel I'm dealing with plague, limb-severing wars, and lamenting the fall of rome ....perfect
    Renaissance: Perfectly fitting if your civ is western european
    Industrial: Still good, but at least get one or two Benny Goodman Big band swing hits in .mp3 and hack them in.
    Modern: ...now fantastic since I took my favorite rock n roll .mp3s, changed all their titles to match letter for letter with the piece titles in the folder and overwrote the existing ones....
     
  19. Nelsonius

    Nelsonius Chieftain

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    For those who enjoy the industial/Dvorak pieces: pandora's Dvorak station is pretty good but obviously lacks the era change. Phillip Glass' station is good too.
     
  20. Silv Something

    Silv Something Pi(e) Loving Maniac

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    I love Miserere!

    Link to video.

    I also like the ancient music with all the chanting.
    Baba Yetu is still my favorite, though.
     

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