Soundtrack Geek Awards 2013 Initial Voting

Welcome to the official Soundtrack Geek Awards 2013!

Some slight adjustments to this years Soundtrack Geek Awards. I’ve decided to make it all more manageable with maximum 15 initial nominations to choose from in each category. If I put all scores in here, some categories would have 60+ choices. How did I come up with the top 15 in each category? It’s mostly based on the Top Scores Critic’s Choice 2012 list so only the best scores judged by a number of soundtrack review sites made the list. If your favorite score/composer is not among the alternatives, then use the “other” field to write your nomination.

Just scroll down and vote for your best scores and composers of the previous year.

The voting will last for 1 week and then we will have 5 nominees in each category.

The rules are simple. Only 1 vote per person. That’s it! Have fun!

UPDATE: Initial Voting is now over. We are getting ready for the final nominations Thanks for voting!

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  • http://twitter.com/pdmcguirelaw Paul McGuire

    Not a bad survey, but it would be nice if you included some Japanese video game scores in your list of game scores to vote for. Plus it would be nice if you had a category of Japanese Anime scores to vote for as well. There were many delightful Anime scores released this year as well as a few standout Game scores for Japanese developed games. Japanese game scores tend to be far better than the stuff listed here as options for best game score of the year.

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      True, there are some amazing anime and Japanese video game scores released this year, but the fact is that it’s not as popular over here as western scores. When did you last see an anime score compete foran oscar for example? If we disregard that fact, there are other reasons such as what scores should be nominated. Since there’s not enough reviews and data online it would have to be a personal choice by me or someone else and I certainly don’t have enough experience with anime or Japanese game scores to give it the fairness and justice it deserves..

      • http://twitter.com/pdmcguirelaw Paul McGuire

        Fair enough. Although I don’t consider the potential for an Oscar to weigh very heavily on the quality of a soundtrack. It would certainly require that you listen to quite a lot more scores to expand into Anime or Japanese game scores and I admit there aren’t a lot of reviewers out there to help you in that matter.

        • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

          Couldn’t agree with you more, but it is what it is unfortunately. I hope that in the coming years more people will get to know Anime and Japanese game score music and expose it to a western audience.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003136466138 Demetris C Christodoulides

    Much fun! Done!

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      Awesome! Thanks!

  • Luis Miguel Rojas

    Indeed this was lot of fun, thanks for let us give our opinions of the best scores of 2012. When we’re going to know the results?

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      Thanks for voting! The voting will close next saturday and then 5 nominees will emerge in each category next Sunday for a final vote :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/raul.marti Raul Marti

    That s awesome my friend !!! How many good composers to choose!! No easy task!!!

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      It really isn’t easy. Thanks for voting!

  • http://www.facebook.com/juan.farias.7965692 Juan Farías

    Why there’s no Japanese music composer(s) on “Best Animation Score 2012 Initial Voting”?

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      Paul McGuire already asked me that earlier and here was my response:

      there are some amazing anime and Japanese video game scores released this year, but the fact is that it’s not as popular over here as western scores. When did you last see an anime score compete for an oscar for example? If we disregard that fact, there are other reasons such as what scores should be nominated. Since there’s not enough reviews and data online it would have to be a personal choice by me or someone else and I certainly don’t have enough experience with anime or Japanese game scores to give it the fairness and justice it deserves..

  • http://www.facebook.com/gumperman Brent Simon

    Awesome, thanks for letting me vote on these! :) I voted for ‘Chasing Ice by J. Ralph’ in the Documentary section and ‘Flight by Alan Silvestri’ in the Drama section, which were both left out. Two of my most listened to the most scores of the year, besides The Dark Knight Rises & Cloud Atlas of course. :) Thank you!

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      Nice! Yeah they were left out simply because no one seemed to care enough for those to even make a review which is a shame. Thanks for voting!

  • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

    I know it was tough. I struggled myself :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/spacecadetbling Benjamin Ling

    Philippe Rombi, best composer you’ve never heard of.

    • http://soundtrackgeek.com/ Jørn Tillnes

      Didn’t do his best work last year but he has never made a stinker (to my knowledge). I do think you are underestimating the soundtrack fan base though. I bet a lot of people have heard of him but he is probably not well known outside of the soundtrack fan circle.