I'd personally go for Bruce's over Kikuchi's and I have several reasons why. Although Kikuchi's OST has a classic 80's feel to it with music that's orchestral, I feel at times the music actually gets repetitive / dry and there is a lack of energy and excitement across the OST overall. People will like it for it's subtlety, but I feel it's too
subtle at times and doesn't give me enough much diversity in sound as Bruce's, despite the fact that it's synthesized music. Synthesized music is not inferior in my eyes, I prefer the Sega Genesis sound chip heavily over the Super Nintendo's despite the synth. It's just simply a different style of music to me.
These are some of my favorites, and why I love Faulconer's OST so much.SSJ Transformationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw9kGe0cQu0
The sound is subtle and peaceful, but at the same time progressive while building up slowly, conveying Goku's emotions and power slowly building up after his last straw was plucked after Krillin's death. It feels as if the music is telling it's the story alongside the visuals and gives me goosebumps as Goku becomes Super Saiyan.Hell's Bellshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psm3PS_J-o0
I get a strong sense of nobility with this track, which perfectly goes alongside Vegeta being the prince of the Saiyan race. The guitar riffs get me fired up and tend to fit well with Vegeta's cocky personality. The bells are done so well that I cannot even imagine the song without them and it's nice to see cathedral bells used to shake up the OST and give something unique.Trunk's Storyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p11qzIFLh_s
This song gives off several emotions. On one end, the sound represents the hardships Trunks has gone through from the Android's and Gohan dying, and on the other, represents the happiness Trunks feels when he's "done" and begins looking towards the future. It honestly is quite a beautiful and melodic song and makes me really nostalgic to my favorite arc in Dragon Ball.Episodic Trunkshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5k4wbXLAXY
By far in the top 10 of the Faulconer OST. It's so progressive, and hits everything "Trunk's Story" does in terms of emotion and melody, but I feel hits it even further. Just as I said with Trunk's Story, this song is very beautiful and is always a charm to listen to with it's peacefulness, especially when winding down and wanting to relax.Cell Returnshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iANP6tPfXO0
Such an ominous sound. This is the most intense comeback theme of a villain I've heard before. I love this because when mixed with the actual scene, it's stellar.Final Notes
There are a lot more tracks I could've listed, but I wanted to share those as they deserve credit in my eyes and spoke to me on a significant level as a child and still do to this day. What I love about Faulconer's OST is that it has all types of sounds and is consistently progressive, consistently mixing up how the song sounds and keeps things fresh. I don't really get that from the other OST's out there for Dragon Ball. I will note, I don't think the other OST's are bad at all, I just prefer Faulconer's the most. There isn't a "bad OST" to me.