I had like... 80 posts to catchup with in this thread.
I usually add one or two tracks to my playlist every few months, so my music knowledge is really limited. The songs I do end up liking, I like a lot.
The last season in anime gave us this short track by Kaori Sawada:
This is the type of song that gets overdone a loooot, but every once in a while you find a version that has something different about it. It's enough to make it stand out. I don't know what makes this track special, but I've enjoyed listening to it a lot.
Sticking to anime, I've been listening to the Monmusu character albums a bit. It's hard to decide on a favorite, but I think it'd have to be Papi's album. It's pretty hypey and cute.
The Suu album is adorable and catchy, and maaaan that second track has a crazy good instrumental. Mero's Frothy Love too. Moon and Mermaid feels like a Vocaloid love song, which is pretty great.
I think the real highlight is Rachnera's album though. The instrumental of Rachnera Arachnera is surprisingly good. Like.... "How did this come out of that anime?" surprising. The second track, Belle Sadique is probably more in the style of the kids nowadays.
I've also been listening to some MACROSS 82-99 stuff thanks to ol' Keyori. I always kinda skipped over them because they don't usually make my style of music, but I found a few exceptions, and it's really nice.
Now... I've noticed that a lot of the tracks I like play on nostalgia in some way. I don't know if that's an intended theme or not.
This is the first song I heard, and it got my attention. It has that great distopian vibe to it. Sarah Bonito is all those weeby half-English half-Japanese sentences you see on the internet, and it kiiinda works? It's weird.
Here's quite an upbeat one. I think it's a good example of the nostalgia thing I was talking about. The song it's self isn't what makes it so... Maybe it's the vocals, or the effects? It makes it feel older than it is.