Soundtrack Central The best of VGM and other great soundtracks

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Adam Corn Nov 30, 2019 (edited Jan 7, 2020)

With 2019 drawing to a close let's have a look at the top game soundtracks of the year. Any game music digital or physical album release from the year is eligible, including OSTs, official arranged albums, and fan-arranged albums.

I encourage everyone to post their picks, even if preliminary, as early as possible so the rest of us can check out any good ones we may have missed smile  You can go back and edit your picks or comments at any time.

Results will be tallied January 20, 2020.

Adam Corn Nov 30, 2019

1. Astro Bot Rescue Mission Original Soundtrack

2. Final Fantasy XIV Piano Collections

3. Symphonic Tale: The Rune of Beginning (Music from Suikoden II)

4. A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy - Volume II

5. Octopath Traveler Arrangements - Break & Boost

Pedrith Nov 30, 2019 (edited Dec 15, 2019)

1) Cross Symphonic - A Symphonic tribute to Chrono Cross
2) Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
3) Symphonic Tale: Rune of Beginning
4) √Letter Last Answer
5) Ys IX Red & Black
6) World End Syndrome

jb Dec 1, 2019 (edited Dec 19, 2019)

1. Ace Combat 7 Original Soundtrack - Hands down the best soundtrack of 2019 for me.

2. Oni no Naku Kuni Original Soundtrack - Actually surprised how much I liked this soundtrack. I typically don't like your standard Eastern music but it's not overbearing in this score.

3. Princess Connect! Re-Dive Original Soundtrack - Another mobile game with a phenomenal score.

4. SOULCALIBUR VI Original Soundtrack - Always down for some Soul Calibur music and this continues the series high quality music.

5. Distant Worlds V: More Music from Final Fantasy - I like some of the newer series' songs (FFXII, FFXIII, FFXIV). ;clap: STOP :clap: PUTTING :clap: THE :clap: OPERA :clap: ON :clap: THESE :clap: RELEASES :clap:.

*edited (Keeping the scratchpad up for a list if people want to check them out)*

Here's a loose list of things that I will use as a scratchpad. I'll go through and prioritize / rank and then convert to poll format before the deadline.

- Ace Combat 7 Original Soundtrack (This comes out late December so I don't have the physical release yet but I've listened to the YouTube rip a billion times so it's already my top contender)
- Oni no Naku Kuni Original Soundtrack
- Princess Connect! Re-Dive Original Soundtrack
- Distant Worlds V- more music from FINAL FANTASY
- Etrian Odyssey Nexus Original Soundtrack
- Kingdom Hearts -World of Tres- Album
- FFXIV Piano Collections
- FFXIV Orchestral Arrangement Album Vol. 2
- Octopath Traveler Arrangements -Break & Boost-
- Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack
- Chrono Orchestra Arrangement Box
- FF Brave Exvius OST Vol. 2

BD releases, usually of albums that came out before (or performances from) 2018

- NJBP Concert Archives 1 ~Ancient Festival~
- NieR-Orchestra Concert 12018
- The Legend of Zelda Concert 2018
- Xenogears 20th Anniversary Concert -The Beginning and the End-

Non-game, just to spread musical awareness

- Children of the Sea Original Soundtrack (Joe Hisaishi)
- Dalemain's Magical Garden Original Soundtrack (Minako Seki)
- Ibuki 192 Original Soundtrack (Taro Iwashiro)
- Whistleblower Original Soundtrack (Takayuki Hattori)

The_Paladin Jan 7, 2020 (edited Jan 9, 2020)

Late, and I feel I either haven't bought or haven't had the chance to sit down with much from 2019, but here's some good ones:

- River City Girls Original Game Soundtrack
- Indivisible: The Official Soundtrack - Pieces of a Goddess
- Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Official Soundtrack
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Original Soundtrack
- DEEMO Piano Collection
- SEGA Rhythm Game Piano Collection ver. CHUNITHM vol.1
- Game Music Piano Album by Laurence Manning
- Blasphemous Original Soundtrack (even though physical won't release until later this year)
- beatmania IIDX 26 Rootage Original Soundtrack

I'll keep Darkest Dungeon off the list even though it got a physical release this (past) year, since digital has been out for several years.

Adam Corn Jan 7, 2020

Thanks to everyone who's chimed in with their favorites. I haven't had a chance myself to listen to any of everyone else's suggestions so I've pushed the poll deadline to a very 2020 but possibly doable Jan 20th. Anyone who would like to add their favorites or edit their existing ones please feel free smile

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