Journey's soundtrack gets a Grammy nomination.

#1 Posted by Phatmac (5727 posts) -

Journey had a great soundtrack so it's cool to see it being rewarded for it. Austin Wintory is getting a Grammy Nomination for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. It'll be competing with movies like Hugo, The Artist, and many more. Hopefully it actually wins! Here's the link to the Grammy nomination: http://www.grammy.com/nominees?genre=11

#2 Posted by EXTomar (4945 posts) -

Definite thumbs up for this!

#3 Posted by Phatmac (5727 posts) -

It's also the first video game to actually get a Grammy nomination! :O

#4 Posted by audioBusting (1649 posts) -

Cool! Hope it will be the second game-related Grammy win!

#5 Posted by Nightriff (5343 posts) -

Oh hell yeah! Journey deserves everything it is nominated for

#6 Posted by Phatmac (5727 posts) -
@audioBusting

Cool! Hope it will be the second game-related Grammy win!

Oh yeah the Civ 4 song. Forgot about that.
#7 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1216 posts) -

If anyone deserves a cool looking paperweight it's that guy.

#8 Posted by Phatmac (5727 posts) -

Man this song in Journey is so good!

http://youtu.be/ypNgvc6c6Cc

#9 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

Hope it wins.

#10 Posted by VisariLoyalist (3000 posts) -

you're gonna make me play it again aren't you

#11 Posted by RockinKemosabe (619 posts) -

The album is also five bucks on iTunes, so it's really a no brainer to buy it right now.

#12 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2132 posts) -

@RockinKemosabe said:

The album is also five bucks on iTunes, so it's really a no brainer to buy it right now.

It's about $9 for us Aussies, but screw it I bought it just now as it is a beautiful soundtrack.

#13 Posted by TheHT (11786 posts) -

Awesome! I should really play Journey. But around this time of year I'm hesitant buying things regular price, lest they go on sale days later. Having PS+ doesn't make things easier too.

I was all set on getting Vanquish but now that the EU store is getting it for free for PS+ subscribers, I'm probably just gonna wait until the NA subscribers get it too.

ANYWAYS. I should really play Journey.

#14 Posted by Bane122 (811 posts) -

As a big fan of game music it's pretty exciting when stuff like this and Baba Yetu happen. I generally don't care about the Grammy's but it's always cool to see the medium get recognition.

#15 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I haven't played Journey, because I don't have a PS3, but I have been listening to the soundtrack quite a bit. It's amazing, and Wintory definitely deserves the nomination.

#16 Posted by George_Hukas (1317 posts) -

I bit too eclectic for my tastes but I can dig the recognition.

#17 Edited by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

I liked Journey's soundtrack. But FEZ had the best soundtrack of 2012 by a country mile for me. That might be because I'm a HUGE Blade Runner fan though.

#18 Posted by Raethen (179 posts) -

@TheHT: You should really give them your money. It is one of my favorite games of this generation. It had been so long since a game elicited such joy from me, but soaring through the air and surfing on the sand were just so amazing. And the coop was genius, exploring that world with some random person with only chirps to comunicate. I think I'm going to play it a few more times.

#19 Posted by kishinfoulux (2513 posts) -

I'm so tired of hearing everyone circle jerk this game, and now I get to hear it some more. Totally unworthy of the praise.

#20 Posted by benspyda (2050 posts) -

I bought and played the game today after hearing this news, and after finishing the game I had to buy the soundtrack. Such a relaxing game and soundtrack. Reminds me a lot of the shadow of the colossus OST which is great because that's probably my favourite game soundtrack of all time.

#21 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1733 posts) -
YES 
 
SO RIGHT
#22 Posted by RVonE (4700 posts) -

Great to see Wintory getting the nod. Seeing that it is up against equally or more fantastic scores, I don't think he'll take that Grammy home, though.

#23 Posted by Christoffer (1921 posts) -

The Grammys doesn't deserve Journey

#24 Posted by Phatmac (5727 posts) -
@kishinfoulux

I'm so tired of hearing everyone circle jerk this game, and now I get to hear it some more. Totally unworthy of the praise.

Sorry that we all love Journey!
#25 Posted by benjaebe (2784 posts) -

Great news for them. It's a really solid soundtrack and it's wonderful that Wintory is being recognized for his work.

#26 Posted by Fattony12000 (7565 posts) -

It's a stunning work of aural art.

When you are nearing the end of the game and Apotheosis drops. My god.

#27 Posted by Kerned (1169 posts) -

@Christoffer said:

The Grammys doesn't deserve Journey

True enough, but I'm happy for the composer all the same.

#28 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

It's also the first video game to actually get a Grammy nomination! :O

Didn't Civ 4 get a Grammy?

#29 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1472 posts) -

Man the Grammy is a joke. If they voted Journey, they should have included Health's work for Max Payne 3.

#30 Posted by SpiderCabaret (31 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior: Baba Yetu was nominated independently of Civ IV following its release on an unrelated album. Journey is the first complete video game score to be nominated.

Bought the soundtrack when it came out on iTunes and ordered the signed CD a couple of months ago. Austin Wintory seems like a really neat guy, so it's nice to see him get some recognition. Pretty heavy competition, though, so I'd be surprised if he won.

But, from what I understand, lol grammys.

#31 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@SpiderCabaret: Thats pretty cool but I'd still give it to Hans Zimmer his music on the Dark Knight films was great.

#32 Posted by kishinfoulux (2513 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

@kishinfoulux

I'm so tired of hearing everyone circle jerk this game, and now I get to hear it some more. Totally unworthy of the praise.

Sorry that we all love Journey!

You can all like whatever you want. That's fine. But I just don't get it, having played/beaten it. The way people talk about the game like "oh it was this amazing experience", "oh I cried", etc. Really? Did we play the same game?

#33 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -
@kishinfoulux

@Phatmac said:

@kishinfoulux

I'm so tired of hearing everyone circle jerk this game, and now I get to hear it some more. Totally unworthy of the praise.

Sorry that we all love Journey!

You can all like whatever you want. That's fine. But I just don't get it, having played/beaten it. The way people talk about the game like "oh it was this amazing experience", "oh I cried", etc. Really? Did we play the same game?

Cool, we've established your distaste for the game. Glad that's over. It's fine you don't like it but to say its soundtrack is totally unworthy of praise is stupid.
#34 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

Like just about every other game's music. When people talk about it, I end up saying "I guess it probably had music, most games do, but I don't remember it". Even though I think the Grammy are even less credible as an indicator of quality than most academy awards, it's nice to see games get wider recognition

#35 Posted by Lava (672 posts) -

Probably one of the best soundtracks I have every heard for a game. I can listen to it over and over again and still love it. I'm hoping whoever votes on this chooses Journey, it would be amazing if it won!

#36 Posted by Ramone (2976 posts) -

@kishinfoulux said:

I'm so tired of hearing everyone circle jerk this game, and now I get to hear it some more. Totally unworthy of the praise.

Thank you for your valued contribution to this thread.

#37 Posted by Ramone (2976 posts) -

@Fattony12000 said:

It's a stunning work of aural art.

When you are nearing the end of the game and Apotheosis drops. My god.

Just got shivers listening to that. Fuck it, I'm playing through Journey again tomorrow.

#38 Posted by commonoutlier (136 posts) -

Journey definitely deserves to win. The music was one of the aspects that made that game so powerful, and it is definitely among my favorite soundtracks for any media.

#39 Posted by jasonefmonk (346 posts) -

I've probably played Journey through over 30 times, but it's been a while and listening to this music is enticing me.

One of these days it will be common to hop on and never see another journeyer. It's going to be sad when that happens and I feel like I have to get many experiences while I can.

#40 Edited by jasonefmonk (346 posts) -

@kishinfoulux said:

@Phatmac said:

@kishinfoulux

I'm so tired of hearing everyone circle jerk this game, and now I get to hear it some more. Totally unworthy of the praise.

Sorry that we all love Journey!

You can all like whatever you want. That's fine. But I just don't get it, having played/beaten it. The way people talk about the game like "oh it was this amazing experience", "oh I cried", etc. Really? Did we play the same game?

Taste is subjective, and so on. This game was a more powerful experience for a lot of people, don't be so bothered by it.

Personally all I have to do is swing over to the icon on the XMB and listen. The music is immediately emotional to me, it can still stop me in my tracks. It can be attached to your own journey so easily, and is eminently re-playable, re-interpretable.

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