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mZuzek said:
Cool.

...Tagging. I know subscribing is a thing, but I tend to forget about threads I've subscribed to.

No worries. I'm keeping an eye on people who tag the thread for later so I can remind them at some point if necessary. 

On a side note, there are already well over 50 different composers who've gotten votes from people, which is really cool to see. We might get to a point where I'll change this to a top 50 list.



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Here's my top ten composers. Nobody comes close to Uematsu in my mind when talking about great video game composers, but there are so many amazing composers to choose from that picking just ten is really difficult for me. Had to leave out a lot of composers whose work I love.

1. Nobuo Uematsu
2. Jeremy Soule
3. Yoko Shimomura
4. Yasunori Mitsuda
5. Motoi Sakuraba
6. Hitoshi Sakimoto
7. David Wise
8. Michiru Yamane
9. Frank Klepacki
10. Masayoshi Soken



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Koji Kondo
David Wise
Grant Kirkhope
Nathan McCree
Satoshi Okubo
Yoko Shimomura
Taro Bando
Michiru Yamane
Nobuo Uematsu

Hopefully these all meet the criteria. I wanted to put someone who worked on the original Resident Evil, but there's a few names and I'm not sure who composed what.
I'd like to put someone.



1. Yoko Shimomura (10 pts)
2. Nobuo Uematsu (9 pts)
3. Keiichi Okabe (8 pts)
4. Masakuzu Sugimori (7 pts)
5. Takeshi Tateishi (6 pts)
6. Jesper Kyd (5 pts)
7. Shoji Meguro (4 pts)
8. Koji Kondo (3 pts)
9. Martin o'Donnell (2 pts)
10. Michiru Yamane (1 pt)



 

 

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drbunnig said:
Koji Kondo
David Wise
Grant Kirkhope
Nathan McCree
Satoshi Okubo
Yoko Shimomura
Taro Bando
Michiru Yamane
Nobuo Uematsu

Hopefully these all meet the criteria. I wanted to put someone who worked on the original Resident Evil, but there's a few names and I'm not sure who composed what.
I'd like to put someone.

Yes, all of them are good. From what I was able to find out most of the original Resident Evil's soundtrack was composed by Koichi hiroki. He doesn't seem to have many credits to his name as far as I can see, but he was the main composer in Resident Evil. The other two composers who worked on it composed seven of the soundtrack's 34 songs.



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I'm going to post some composer highlights maybe once every day here for people who might be struggling to come up with ten composers for their lists. I'll include a few composers each time. With that in mind here are some of Yoko Shimomura's best works:

Next up, Motoi Sakuraba:

One more. How about Matt Uelmen:



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Let's highlight some more composers. First up, Mahito Yokota:

Next, Grant Kirkhope:

Finally, Austin Wintory:

I'll highlight another set of composers later.



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1. Alexander Brandon.

2. Jesper Kyd.

3. Nobuo Uematsu.

I will have to owe you the rest.



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Here's another few composers that have already gotten votes. First, Shoji Meguro:

Next, Koichi Sugiyama:

Third, Christopher Larkin:



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