Annual Game Music Awards 2010: Best Album Winners


We are proud to present the winners of the Annual Game Music Awards 2010. These panel-voted officially recognised awards provide a thorough and wide-reaching recognition of achievement in game music over the last year.

  

Best Arranged Album — Remix / Band :: Dariusburst Remix -Wonder World-

Numerous prominent musicians convincingly realised Shohei Tsuchiya's fascinating concept to contrast the 'breath of a living thing' with the 'breath of a machine' with arrangements presented across two parallel discs.


Runner-Up

Guwange Arrange Album


Other Nominations

Chill SQ
DeathSmiles Arrange Album
DoDonPachi Dai-Fukkatsu Arrange Album
Falcom vs. JDK Band Summer 2010
Mega Man 10 Image Album
Persona Music Live Band
Sound of Games Vol. 1
The Sims 3 Re-Imagined by Junkie XL

  

Best Arranged Album - Solo / Ensemble :: Symphonic Fantasies CD

Released in several different regional variations, this album provided a timeless studio quality recording of a Cologne concert dedicated to Square Enix, noted for its truly symphonic arrangements, gorgeous resonances, and virtuosic performances.


Runner-Up

Etrian Odyssey III Super Arrange Version


Other Nominations

A Night in Fantasia 2009 CD
Benyamin Nuss Plays Uematsu
Castlevania x Michiru Yamane Autobiography Music
Dragon Quest IX Symphonic Suite
Final Fantasy XIII Piano Collections
Pia-Com II
Suikoden Arrange Collection Vol. 2 - Celtic & Asian
Video Games Live: Level Two CD

  

Best Arranged Album — Fan-Produced :: Contra 4: Rocked 'n' Loaded

Illustrating the perfect layout of an arrangement project, Contra 4: Rocked 'n Loaded combined a handful of excellent talent, interpreted the source material with a consistent sound and evolutionary approach, and even got the original composer on board to celebrate his own fine works.


Runner-Up

Zephyr Violin Duo


Other Nominations

Cradle2
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest - Serious Monkey Business
Metroid Metal Expansion Pack
Ninja Gaiden: Steel Dragon / Beat Blade
North Blue
PuP'S DuDs
Super Mario Kart Album
Tyran Honey

  

Best Chiptune Album :: The Best Music

Achieving their goal to create 'sassiest, funkiest, and slimest music known to man', George and Jonathan offer a bit of everything on this release, from exhilarating dance beats to sensual aquatic soundscapes, creating an experience that lives up to its name.


Runner-Up

Telstar Arcade


Other Nominations

ANOMALY
Skywave Effect
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles 8-Bit Soundtrack
V-Chipular Bandslaughter

  

Best Original Album :: 10 Short Stories

Relieved from the usual boundaries of commercial expectations and in-game restraints, Nobuo Uematsu, with the help of ACE, surprised everyone while demonstrating his humorous and youthful side on this unique and well-presented anniversary album.


Runner-Up

yorlga


Other Nominations

Brightness
Earthscape
GE-ON-DAN Rare Tracks Vol. 1
Samurai Damacy
S-Mode
SYNTHESIZED2
Tik Tak
Ways for Liberation





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