Monday, December 28, 2015

SuperPhillip Central Best of 2015 Awards - Top Five Best Original Soundtracks

Welcome to the second list of the SuperPhillip Central Best of 2015 Awards! Today we're checking out the top five best original soundtracks of 2015. It was a good year for music in video games, and as you can tell with my weekly SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs segment, I'm a lover and connoisseur of great video game music. This top five list shows off what I consider my favorite video game soundtracks from games released this past year. Let's open our ears and our minds, and get busy!

5) Splatoon (Wii U)

Splatoon's soundtrack is as off the wall and goofy as the game is! Full of hard rock and strange squid kid vocals, Splatoon combines traditional instruments with some truly eccentric sounds. It all adds up to a soundtrack that is perfect for coating the walls, floors, and opposing squid squad in colorful, goop-like paint.

4) The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (3DS)

The Legend of Zelda series is known for its stunning worlds, great gameplay, clever puzzles, and yes, terrific soundtracks. This holds true even for spin-off-like titles like Tri Force Heroes. The music changes when three Links are aligned in a totem (hence full choir versions of regular level themes), and even when heard normally the music is catchy sometimes, soothing others, and always fantastic.

3) Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U)

Hiroyuki Sawano of Attack on Titan anime fame, among many other works, delivers an atypical soundtrack compared to the original Xenoblade Chronicles' soundtrack. That said, even though it's quite different in mood and approach, the soundtrack is incredibly riveting, great for moving around the isolated alien world of the game, and terrific for the battles ahead.

2) Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U)

Cute, adorable, catchy, incredible-- those are just some of the adjectives that can attributed to the sensational Yoshi's Woolly World soundtrack. From bouncy themes like Shy But Deadly and Yoshi and Cookies to more tense themes like Castle, Yoshi's Woolly World fits a variety of moods with its insanely addicting-to-the-ear music.

1) Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U) 

I was worried that since Kirby and the Rainbow Curse released so early in the year that I would run the risk of forgetting about it. However, when you have a soundtrack this memorable, infectious, and catchy, it's hard to forget! Kirby and the Rainbow Curse delivers a masterful set of music with bright and vivid themes, hum-worthy songs you can bop your head along with, and even a bunch of classic songs given the mighty remix treatment.

The lists of SuperPhillip Central's Best of 2015 Awards continue, wrapping up this New Year's Day! Please join me for even more list fun!

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