Check out my video game soundtrack playlist! NO WAIT come back!! Let me explain. This is the Indie Game Mixtape, a playlist I made of music from various indie games through the years. You won’t find any Final Fantasy or Halo or Zelda here. (Nothing against those soundtracks of course. Well maybe Final Fantasy a bit.) Regardless of their quality, I get a bit tired of the rehashed orchestral scores that adorn nearly every game ever made. Might work for some people, but I crave variety.
And variety is what you’ll get here: something more like sigur ros in their quirkier days (Botanicula), the lovechild of a bluegrass band and a drum machine (Bastion), clarinet-featured electronica (Machinarium, Samorost2), and retro, 8-bit sounds weaved into a gorgeous dreamscape (Fez). I picked the best of the best of these albums and patched them together into one, contiguous playlist from beginning to end. Give it a listen, I hope you dig it!