Compilations are nothing new in the world of music, but none the less they remain consistently effective. While they may be done in a variety of ways, the underlying reason for implementation is to be a collection of songs which encompasses a particular theme, having each song being but one piece of an overall puzzle. They’re also a great way for numerous artists to gain exposure alongside their peers, like a buffet of appetizers, hoping that you’ll like each sample of what you hear and will therefore venture forth to pick up all of their own individual releases.
Therefore it should come as no surprise that compilations are a big thing in the synthwave scene, as there’s a lot of hungry talent out there chomping at the bits and looking for any opportunity to get noticed. I can personally attest to said power of compilations, as I have discovered many artists through such means, most of whom I continue to follow to this day and have purchased their own released work in turn.
That said, I would like to take this time to highlight some of these compilations, in the hopes that the results will be the same for you as they were me. After all, you honestly never know what you’ll find hidden within a compilation. One of them could end up becoming your new favorite act.
Now, for me to review every single song in the following compilations would be akin to reviewing every single article in an encyclopedia. Similarly, for me to cherry pick a few songs here and there to cover would not be all too different from flipping to a random article in said encyclopedia. It would do no justice to not only those not covered, but the entire compilation as a whole, for that is what a compilation is after all: a sum of its parts.
Again, this is not so much a review but a highlight of many compilations that exist out there, although it is far from a complete list. This is, as the title of the post would suggest, just my own compilation of compilations: