Yes, another one. But I've been writing these for my own interest for a while so I'll share. This game doesn't appeal to all, especially many jaded by Oblivion, but I thought this section might be of interest to the Wasteland explorers out there. In particular, one part of the theme crops up in many discussions of the music: Galaxy News Radio.
To say it right away: Fallout 3 - Galaxy News Radio is unique! You've never heard a game soundtrack like this. It's not the big bang or something like this. It's just jauntily music which reminds to the good old 50's and 60's. "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire" by The Ink Spots is a good opening (and very ironical, too). Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" is a great continuation. So lightly, so joyful and so nice to listen to. "A Wonderful Guy" by Tex Beneke holds this standard pretty well. Then comes the first original track called "Boogie". In sum: very laid-back! Roy Brown's "Butcher Pete (Part 1) rocks the dance floor before Billie Holiday's "Crazy He Calls Me" brings you back to the floor. Directly after this soulful track Danny Kaye with the Andrews Sisters track let your foots bounce with "Civilization".
You really lose yourself in this wonderful lighthearted atmosphere. Billie Holiday's "Easy Living" doesn't make any difference. Just as the next original track "Fox Boogie" which is simply great composed. Then Bob Crosby & The Bobcats calm you down with "Happy Times" which sounds so beautiful as well as the next original track "I'm Tickled Pink". Ella Fitzgerald holds the tempo very well with "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall" and her beautiful voice. And after this great piece the original tracks "Jazzy Interlude", "Jolly Days" and "Let's Go Sunning" convince even the last reviewer. Unfortunately "Maybe" by The Ink Spots takes out the tempo again. Till then the only flaw. Thankfully it get one's act together with Roy Brown's great "Mighty, Mighty Man". A great track with an awesome flow. "Rhythm For You" and "Swing Doors" are nice rounding off tracks. So that Bob Crosby & The Bobcats can finish this great trip with "Way Back Home".
Fallout 3 - Galaxy News Radio scores with its unique style of music. It's such an enjoyment to listen to it because this soundtrack makes you feel happy, easygoing and dreamy at the same time. So that you want to listen to it again and again and again. Except for one or two little weakenings there's nothing else to criticize. Maybe it's a love or hate soundtrack but we really recommend this one warmly to everyone. It's fresh, it's unique, it's awesome!