Man, Cowboy Bebop… there’s a good reason why pretty much everyone agrees it’s one of the best anime ever made, maybe even the best. Great writing, awesome characters, gripping action scenes, fantastic animation… and the music. The music was a big mix-up of everything – jazz, blues, rock, soul, folk – and you can bet that every style that Yoko Kanno and her band tried was a runaway success. Especially of note for me is Bad Dog No Biscuits, which covers the Tom Waits composition Midtown. It’s the most badass soundtrack known to mankind and works just as well outside of context as it does in.