thaman91 wrote:On a purist forum like this, I get the feeling that people who want to say something positive about the Faulconer score often feel the need to frame it by acknowledging all the stuff that people who hate it tend to say. Like "I know, I know it's wall to wall and doesn't capture the tone of the Japanese version and can sound cheap at times, so don't think I'm some sort of uninformed pedestrian". It's a way to try and maintain some sort of perceived credibility in a place where the predominant viewpoint towards the score is the opposite. It's certainly not any kind of "evidence" that people only like it for nostalgia.
I'm not even talking about that part of it though (the hedging with stuff like "Yeah I know its cheap and over-placed, but..." and whatnot): I'm talking about when people just flat out say, point blank "this music DEFINED my childhood" and "I love it for nostalgic reasons". There's a TON of outright admissions to that all across on this forum in countless threads. Its palpably overwhelming honestly how much that specific reason for liking/defending it is brought up by the actual Faulconer fans defending it themselves.
When Faulconer fans themselves say time and time and time again "I love this music because it defined my childhood" in more or less those exact words (or variations thereof) then I have no real reason to NOT take them at their own word that the main reason that most of them love it (not ALL of them 100% I'm sure, but definitely a great deal most of them, given how much this rationale is brought up by them) is mainly because its nostalgic to them.