Ten Songs That Prove Chiptune Is Worth Listening to

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4. The J. Arthur Keenes Band - "Spaniard"

Just another example of when you think you're getting to know a genre, something shows you everything you don't know. Here is an example of some self-described "Game Boy-based pop." If I'm not mistaken, it's the only song on this list to feature actual human vocals, and it's definitely the only one with an acoustic guitar on it. Nice, smooth indie melodies seem to go hand-in-hand with driving Game Boy leads and effects.

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3. Coova and Little-Scale - "Autumn"

The hard, fuzzy, bass-y intro is pretty misleading. You think you're about to get into some real heavy, swampy shit. And then, all of a sudden, it gets really light and almost happy. No, not happy. Whimsical. And I have to say Coova and Little-Scale keep the whimsy turned up high on this track. It's just so lush that you can't ignore it. So don't you dare.

If you like this song, you can download the album, "Two Warriors," via

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