RPGFan Music of the Year 2018 ~ Special Feature
Don't call it a comeback (but it is).
03.15.19 - 9:37 PM
RPGFan's music coverage was always one of the main draws for me back when I was much younger and reading the site. Not only did it make me feel less alone in my love of VGM during a time when the genre was widely unknown, but the reviews themselves were insightful, musically and otherwise. The very idea that I'd be writing this introduction someday — reintroducing Music of the Year after an absence, nonetheless — is honestly surreal. No doubt many of us have found at least some game music personally meaningful over the past twelve (okay, fourteen) months.
As an accompanying piece, we have a new addition this year: An Overall Best of 2018 list. The RPGFan staff voted on 2018's releases via a two-tiered voting process, the first of which included over 125 album choices, so there was a lot to choose from! In the end, we managed to narrow it down to our top 20 selections for the year, and hope you both enjoy our choices, and hopefully discover some new favorites!
Here's hoping for an abundance of music coverage going forward — wasn't our Managing Editor talking about a music podcast last fall? — especially after reflecting on all of 2018's great music worth spotlighting.