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.


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.


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.


Zephyr Violin Duo

Other Nominations

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.


Telstar Arcade

Other Nominations

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.



Other Nominations

GE-ON-DAN Rare Tracks Vol. 1
Samurai Damacy
Tik Tak
Ways for Liberation

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