Back in the golden age, Sonic games had some of the best music in gaming; when people consider Sonic music, they usually harken back to those days to such iconic tracks as Green Hill, Angel Island, Ice Cap, etc. etc. When it got around to the 3D era, the music was noticeably less impressive; Crush 40 wasn't bad, but they certainly were nothing phenomenal either. The level music since Sonic Adventure has ranged from decent to meh. Things have finally come full circle with Sonic Colors, where we've seen Sega try to capture the hyped genres at the time with the new theme song sung by the lead singer of Cash Cash, but besides that the music for the game itself seems pretty impressive.
So what kind of music do you think Sonic games should tote as their theme? Should they keep with the 80's style rock like they had with Crush 40, the Owl City-style sound with Cash Cash, or something completely different?
I personally would love to see a more serious approach to the music. There are some extremely impressive bands that could do some good with the soundtrack for the series. Pop metal bands like Anberlin
, or major players like Saosin
or even good old Punk Rock with someone like MxPx
Just some ideas.
So what genre of music/ band would be improvements for Sonic's theme in the games?