Ok. I did not fully enjoy this album. I like to go into OCR albums thinking of the songs as songs, purging my fanboy side, just to be fair in my judgment.
There were one or two funky songs I started to like... I actually started out enjoying "Fifty Rings to Ride." It made good BG music while I did stuff. Then you get the crap ass self insert vocals and you can't help but facepalm. And then I get to "Under Construction." Oh, this one sounds fun. Oh great. Vocals. OCR, you're good people sometimes, but let's face it... You can't sing. Stop trying to self insert your shitty vocals, even if it is scat. You just can't do it right.
And then you get "Bubble Junkie." Unfortunately, I went into this one with my fanboy cap on. I love Labyrinth Zone's theme to death. But it wasn't the fanboy in me that killed it. It was that damn abuse of that synth voice that ruins so many good remixes. Some people like that sound, I guess. I don't.
The only songs that made me perk my head up a bit came at the end. Both "Clockwork Criminal" and "Final Progression." I have to commend "Clockwork Criminal" for making my soul flutter a bit when I heard the refrain the first time. I was somewhat disappointed going into it because it sounded like one of those "let's abuse the in-game sfx for 4 minutes and call it a remix" types at first. It was not, luckily, and only opened and ended with any large grouping of sfx, spacing out more appropriate sfx throughout the song. I'll be honest, I started to think Virt had a hand in composing this one, at least with the refrain harmony.
As for "Final Progression," it felt like a generic techno song. Not bad at all really. It was a rather unique twist on the melody, I suppose. When I put my fanboy cap on, I have to say it doesn't fit the stage at all, but as a song in general, it's ok.
For those of you looking for a better album to dry your tears with, why not give Megaman: The Robot Museum
a shot? Not too bad from what I've been listening to so far.