#1 Posted by markini6 (445 posts) -

Title says it all really. Every month or so I burn a playlist of new and good music that I'm listening to for my Dad, and recently I've been wanting to make one that's a bit different. Hotline Miami and it's brilliant soundtrack have pushed me from precipice to action, and now I'm going about trying to find original music from games that stands on its own. For the most part I've been avoiding orchestral and ambiance pieces, instead including tracks like from Hotline Miami's ost and Shatter too. Any suggestion for other games that had great original music, that's preferably a bit more contemporary than the gazillion JRPG pieces that are usually recommended in these types of thread? Cheers!

#2 Posted by Brodehouse (9588 posts) -

Michael McCann's Deus Ex: Human Revolution soundtrack, Akira Yamaoka's work on Shadows of the Damned, Silent Hill 4 and Silent Hill Shattered Memories (his entire catalog, really), Darren Korb's Bastion soundtrack.

#3 Posted by Partisan189 (76 posts) -

Bionic commando rearmed ost has some amazing tracks.

#4 Posted by david3cm (635 posts) -

Max Payne 3

#5 Posted by D_W (1127 posts) -

Journey

#6 Posted by project343 (2812 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

Michael McCann's Deus Ex: Human Revolution soundtrack, Akira Yamaoka's work on Shadows of the Damned, Silent Hill 4 and Silent Hill Shattered Memories (his entire catalog, really), Darren Korb's Bastion soundtrack.

You went ahead and used all my suggestions. Fuck.

You know what? I also enjoy Dustforce and Frozen Synapse's soundtracks, personally.

#7 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

Fez's soundtrack is retro, but it works astoundingly well on its own.

I'm also a sucker for Shoji Meguro's Persona soundtracks.

#8 Posted by Timnoldzim (86 posts) -

Retro City Rampage and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World both have some crazy-cool chiptune soundtracks, for starters. I'm also fond of the music of Flower, though I guess it's not exactly the kind you'd put on your iPod.

#9 Edited by Spoonman671 (4562 posts) -

I don't know if this counts or not, but... 
  

    
    
    
    
    
    
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#10 Edited by evanbower (1210 posts) -

@markini6: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery has my favourite game soundtrack ever, and it is very contemporary. It was made by Jim Guthrie, a guy involved in a lot of great Canadian bands.

#11 Posted by Icemo (642 posts) -

Mighty Switch Force OST. It has so many good songs and Jake Kaufman also did the excellent Double Dragon Neon soundtrack.

#12 Posted by gaminghooligan (1413 posts) -

everything Jim Guthrie has ever made ever. Including his stuff from Indie Game the Movie.

#13 Edited by two_socks (223 posts) -

Mirror's Edge! also Borderlands 2! Also I just re-read the OP and now both of my suggestions suck!

#14 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

Hears some I like from Metal Gear Solid:

Really you should look up everything especially snake eater and Old Snakes theme.

#15 Posted by Icemael (6312 posts) -
#16 Posted by shiptoncraig (149 posts) -

Frozen Synapse by far. I bought the soundtrack with the game and have had more use from the soundtrack.

#17 Posted by JasonR86 (9608 posts) -

Mirror's Edge

Dune

#18 Posted by Timnoldzim (86 posts) -

@Spoonman671 said:

I don't know if this counts or not, but...
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Oh yeah! I always forget about the Bully soundtrack, but it was actually really great.