Top Score

Host Emily Reese takes an in-depth listen to video game music and talks with the people who make it.

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  • Darren KorbDarren Korb Talks Bastion on Top Score
    Darren Korb created what he calls "acoustic frontier trip-hop" as the soundscape for the game Bastion. Hear Darren and his music on Top Score from Classical MPR.June 8, 2012
  • Austin WintoryAustin Wintory talks about Journey on Top Score
    Austin Wintory teamed up with thatgamecompany and Jenova Chen to create a terrific score for the game "Journey"May 23, 2012
  • Sam HulickThe Music of Mass Effect 3 on Top Score
    Three of the composers from Mass Effect 3 join Emily Reese for a conversation about their music on the newest episode of Top Score from Classical MPR.May 8, 2012
  • Richard JacquesRichard Jacques on Top Score
    Two of my favorite things coincide on the new episode of Top Score: composer Richard Jacques, and LittleBigPlanet.April 10, 2012
  • Ron FishRon Fish Talks Batman on Top Score
    Composer Ron Fish joins Top Score to talk about his music for Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Asylum, the God of War series and Sega Japan's Rise of Nightmares.March 9, 2012
  • Sam HulickMass Effect Preview Show on Top Score
    Mass Effect 3 comes out on March 6th, and Top Score has a preview of two new tracks, and a review of the music from the Mass Effect universe.February 23, 2012
  • Emily Reese and Jesper KydJesper Kyd at Minnesota Public Radio Headquarters
    Composer Jesper Kyd visited MPR headquarters in November for Top Score's first live event. Check out the audio and video from the night!January 31, 2012
  • Top Score logo8- and 16-Bit Music on Top Score
    Host of The Legacy Music Hour podcast, Brent Weinbach, joins Top Score to talk about his passion for the 8- and 16-bit era of video game music.January 17, 2012
  • Inon ZurInon Zur talks about Lord of the Rings: War in the North on Top Score
    Inon Zur returns to Top Score from Classical MPR to talk about his new score to Lord of the Rings: War in the North. Enter the drawing for a chance to win the Xbox version of Lord of the Rings -- War of the North, plus the original game soundtrack by Inon Zur.December 19, 2011
  • Jesper KydJesper Kyd Talks Assassin's Creed on Top Score
    Composer Jesper Kyd has written music for all four games in the Assassin's Creed series. Hear him talk about the experience in the new episode of Top Score from Classical MPR.December 7, 2011