With the new year beginning I think it makes a good time to renew this tradition. If you find any noteworthy VGM album releases for the month that I've missed please add them to the list. Generally I focus on releases that are available for individual purchase, but I certainly won't stop anyone from mentioning pack-ins and bonuses.
I would like for us to keep these threads focused on general release discussion, pre-release samples and updates and the like. If you have impressions of an album post-release please do make a thread for it if one doesn't exist already.
Jan 02: Hotline Miami 2 EP (Jasper Byrne)
Jan 05: Option Fire -Gradius III NES/Famicom Arrange Album- (free fan arrange)
Jan 13: Assassin's Creed: Unity - Dead Kings Original Game Soundtrack (Cris Velasco)
Jan 14: Monster Hunter Brass Quintet ~Kinkan Gakki Ensemble~
Jan 14: Monster Hunter Hunting Music Collection IV
Jan 14: Okami Henkyokushuu Vol.1 Retro
Jan 14: Rockman Utopia
Jan 16: Legacy Sessions: Game Generation 5 (fan arrange of PS1-era titles)
Jan 21: Distant Worlds III: More Music from Final Fantasy
Jan 24: Final Fight Original Sound Collection
Jan 28: Phantasy Star Nova Original Soundtrack (Motoi Sakuraba)