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  • #1

    Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack

    The Shimomura parts, for sure. There's a lot of filler, though. Wish she'd done the whole thing - a full 4 discs of her would have made for one of the best vgm albums of all time.
  • #2

    Wagakki × Gamer × CAPCOM ~HIDE×HIDE × Game Music Vol.1~

    I DON'T KNOW WHY MORE PEOPLE DIDN'T NOTICE/CARE ABOUT THIS ONE. It's traditional Japanese instruments playing a bunch of Capcom music. One of the coolest arranged albums in recent memory, and it totally flew under the radar. I think part of the problem may be that that it was exclusive to the Capcom web store in Japan?
  • #3

    Ori and the Blind Forest Original Soundtrack CD

    The beautiful soundtrack to pretty much the only game I bought an Xbox One for. No regrets(?)
  • #4

    Heavensward: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack

    FFXIV continues to have great music. Getting to see Soken perform live at fan fest was awesome, too!
  • #5


    Wonderful new soundtrack/album by Austin Wintory. HAD to get this especially after seeing the Journey Live concert.
  • #6

    20th Anniversary Tales Of Orchestra Concert

    Was kind of randomly on a bit of a Tales kick this past year. Played Xillia, Xillia 2, and then Zestiria and while I still find them the generic fast food of RPGs, I was super surprised at just how much I loved this album. Is it just me, or does it seem like Sakuraba is phoning it in a little less with recent entries? (despite the quality of the games themselves...)
  • #7

    Ys VIII -Lacrimosa of DANA- Original Soundtrack

    I mean it's Ys. Not much more needs to be said. Haven't listened that much outside of an initial playthrough since I'm anxiously awaiting the game itself.
  • #8


    When I originally played TP, I found it one of the weaker Zelda OSTs. That said, replaying it as the HD version I grew to appreciate it a bit more and the album released and I find myself quite a bit more fond of it than I was originally. Also nice that Nintendo albums are actually existing, especially since Club Nintendo has gone away!
  • #9

    I Am Setsuna Original Soundtrack

    Flawed but very enjoyable game with a soundtrack that makes excellent background for work for me. I know many complained about a lack of variety, but I really liked this one!
  • #10

    The Last Guardian Original Soundtrack

    The Last Guardian's soundtrack mainly makes it onto this list because listening to it makes me think of the game, which I adored. The music itself is easily the most ambient/Hollywood-y of the three Fumito Ueda games (odd since I swear I watched a youtube video in which he himself said he asked for the music to be more "gamey" this time). If I didn't have the connection to the game, I probably wouldn't find it nearly as memorable.