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Top Score

By Emily Reese

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Some of the scores for video games are incredibly intricate and deserve recognition, which is why we've created Top Score: a series of podcasts dedicated to the music that accompanies soldiers through battle, sorcerers through forests and aliens through space.

Customer Reviews


This is a fantastic podcast. I do wish they would delve into the technical aspects of the music composition and orchestration a bit more, but it's still great to hear this kind of perspective.


Thank you so much for giving game soundtracks the respect and recognition they deserve. I really enjoy learning so many interesting details about the composers and what influences their work. A must-listen for any soundtrack or game enthusiast.

A Rare Find in Public Radio

I've been looking for a show like this since the gaming podcast for NPR was cancelled. Top Score is a very well produced podcast that both video gamers and music enthusiasts alike will enjoy. The guest selection has been impressive and the balance between audio samples and intelligent (and sometimes humorous) dialogue is impressive. Keep up the good work, MPR!