Reviewed by Rowena Kemp
Upon one of my many “I’m bored, let’s find a good site” adventures I came across a website for an online streaming radio station. What made this particular station different than the many thousands that can be found at live365 and Yahoo’s Launch, is that this station streams the scores and soundtracks of films, TV shows and games. Depending on whether or not you’re a member, you have a choice of over 33000 tracks and 1900 albums that you can request a song from every 15 – 240 minutes. They also have an 8-day no repeat policy, so you’re assured you won’t be listening to the Blue Danube every single day.
StreamingSoundtracks.Com is a fun website to browse with a wide variety of tracks to choose from. You can choose tracks from your favorite composers like Ennio Morricone (The Mission), James Horner (Braveheart) and many more. You will also find tracks from up and coming composers and composers of your anime favorites like Joe Hisaishi (Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle) and many more.
Another great feature at SST is the ease of purchasing an album after listening to it online. They have links to many online stores where the soundtracks are easily available. SST also has a great community. Listeners all over the world converge and greet each other cheerfully and before you know it you’re pulled into their SST gang, getting excited when an Ennio track comes up and discussing the latest upcoming soundtracks. “Cocles' Really Mean and Condescending FAQ for SST Newbies!” is a fun and very straight forward FAQ for all newcomers to SST.
Having won live365’s best of 2005 in soundtracks, SST is a definite station of choice for score and soundtracks. So from the classic themes of 2001: A Space Odyssey or the rolling musical tunes of The Sound of Music to the more dark and haunting themes of The Ring, you won’t be disappointed.