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  • RB: DLC February 2010 Roundup

    Posted on February 25th, 2010 Simon 1 comment

    So far in February we have been treated to three consecutive weeks of brand new music and artists in our weekly Rock Band DLC, and the selection spans not only the last few decades of Rock music, but also spans several genres of music, from Motown R&B to Electronica.   New music is always welcome, not only to attract new fans to the game, but to keep existing fans interested by allowing us to expand our setlists and ‘repitoire of replica-rock’.  Here’s a rundown of what has been added this month:

    Otis Redding – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”
    Otis Redding – “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)”
    Otis Redding – “I’m Sick Y’all”
    Otis Redding – “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember”
    Otis Redding – “Love Man”
    All Time Low – “Weightless”
    Alphabeat –“Fascination”
    Brian Setzer Orchestra – “Stray Cat Strut”
    The Chemical Brothers – “Let Forever Be”
    HIM – “Heartkiller”
    HIM – “Ode to Solitude”
    HIM – “Wings of a Butterfly”
    KSM – “Distracted”
    Marilyn Manson – “The Dope Show”
    One Night Only – “Just For Tonight”
    The Police – “Walking On the Moon”

    There have been some standout singles, and of course the can’t-miss pack from Otis Redding which is one of the first track packs especially for Rock Singers – basically the other instruments are not the focal point of the music and complement the vocalist.  H.I.M. is a finnish metal band, and they describe their music as “Love Metal” however I find that their sound is akin to the later works of Black Sabbath.  “Stray Cat Strut” is a classic from 80’s pop music.   The Chemical Brothers make their debut with their trademark, digital electronic sound.  Marilyn Manson is no stranger to heavy metal fans, and finally The Police’s “Walking on the Moon” contains their world famous mix of rock and reggae riffs (one of their all-time best songs, check out Cas Haley’s rendition from America’s Got Talent Season 2).  Once again Harmonix have treated fans to a wide assortment of music, and this is exactly what they need to keep doing to attract as large an audience as possible.

    Next Week’s Predictions:  I was right about H.I.M. but wrong about the date.  I’m getting closer.  March 2 will be new music from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a follow up pack from Gorillaz.


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