an alternate dragon age inquisition soundtrack

You can’t top Trevor Morris’s soundtrack. You just can’t. But I was standing in line picking up takeout and Blinded By the Light came on and I thought “hey, this is a perfect Cassandra theme song.” And this list was born. Because assigning songs from the 70s and 80s to Dragon Age Inquisition characters is a hell of a lot more fun than what I was supposed to be doing this evening.

Cassandra – Blinded by the Light, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

Cullen – Just Like Honey, The Jesus and Mary Chain

Solas – Don’t Dream It’s Over, Crowded House

BlackwallSolitaire, The Carpenters

DorianFire and Ice, Pat Benatar

SeraChrome-Plated Heart, Melissa Etheridge

VarricThe Tears of a Clown, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

JosephineTaking Care of Business, Bachman Turner Overdrive

ColeSuperstition, Stevie Wonder

Iron BullSearch and Destroy, Iggy & the Stooges

LelianaHeard It Through the Grapevine, Marvin Gaye

VivienneCold As Ice, Foreigner

Bonus Spoiler Characters Beneath the Cut!

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track 34

I’m not posting the link lest someone fall into the same predicament I did re: track listing and spoilers. Wait for it, then. But when you’ve finished, and you listen, the part where it picks up, after the pause…every time it came up in rotation at work I grinned helplessly. It has everything I want. Strings, upwardly whirling, defiantly not-delicate (not with that percussion beneath), and with enough cycles that you get to savor the shape of where it’s going.

(I creeped people out in my video game music class, I think, talking like this. It happens.)

But I mean it. It feels like the extra push you get when you’re running full-tilt down a hill and you hit the bottom and realize gravity’s tugging you along like you’re slightly late for the most magnificent show in the world. And you’re going to make it. You’re going to make it.

Trevor Morris kicked ass with this soundtrack, is what I’m saying.