Fuck Still Alive tbh, this song is the best song in any Valve game, I’m sorry but it is.
It’s certainly the most well orchestrated. It’s so perfect for the setting. The unsettling improvisational nature and jolting high pitches of the brass, the dissonant seagulls in the background, the twanginess. This song screams there is something seriously wrong on the Mississippi. If we’re solely going by how well a song sells it’s setting, I’d say this does it the best.
Close seconds for best Valve game songs include Tracking Device, Halls of Science, Cara Mia Addio, and 4000 Degrees Kelvin